Food, Dairy, and
Residue Laboratory Supervisor – Lincoln, NE
Nebraska State Government
11:59 PM Central
Manage the daily activities of the Food,
Dairy, and Residue Laboratory Areas; directly supervise laboratory staff
including scheduling of work and resolving problems, which may arise
concerning samples, personnel, safety, etc.
***Incumbent of this position must be able to meet the minimum FDA Commission
requirements, which includes U.S. Citizenship.***
Hours: 8-5, Monday - Friday.
Job location is 3703 S 14th Street
Supervise personnel (e.g.,
recruitment, training, leave requests, performance evaluation); Direct work
to fulfill grant requirements for federal food safety and food defense
programs; Review chemical (GC-MS, LC-MS, ICP-MS, ELISA) and microbiological
(culture methods, rapid test kits, immunoassay, PCR) test results and report
findings to state regulatory programs; Perform supervisor duties (e.g.,
review contracts, approve purchases, write/review lab procedures) as
prescribed in the Quality Management System; Occasionally travel for meetings
or training; Other duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS: Post high school
coursework/training in chemistry or in biochemistry, microbiology, medical
technology, biology, bacteriology, or other life sciences AND experience in
conducting biological, microbiological, or medical laboratory examinations or
analyses or in examining and analyzing the chemical content or structure,
composition, and properties of organic and/or inorganic substances and
compounds in materials.
PREFERRED: Bachelors degree in chemistry,
biochemistry, microbiology, biology, molecular biology, food science, or
related field of study; three to five years of experience performing
microbiological and chemical analysis; one year of experience supervising
personnel; one year of ISO/IEC 17025 quality management experience.
OTHER: Top applicants will be screened to make sure they meet the minimum FDA
Commission requirements, which includes U.S. Citizenship. Must have regular
and reliable attendance. Valid Driver's license or able to provide
independent authorized transportation.
Skills and Abilities
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
principles and practices of microbiology and/or chemistry and their
applications in a laboratory setting; familiarity with laboratory
instrumentation, safety, and daily operations; knowledge of accreditation,
state policy, and federal grant requirements; effective communication with
staff and public; training of laboratory staff; supervision of personnel;
managing a budget; set own work priorities.
K Street, Suite 100
Lincoln, Nebraska, 68508.