Manager of Technical Services - San Antonio, TX


San Antonio, Texas


Job Summary
Responsible for supporting analytical laboratory processes including: technology, methodology, laboratory proficiency measurements, research, and scientific processes. Will ensure the company network of laboratories maintains progressive microbiological and chemistry testing of food products and environmental samples. This position is responsible for application and evaluation of approved microbiological techniques and methodologies used in analysis of food products as they relate to accreditation, certification, and proficiency testing. This position will have contact with the laboratory client base as well as review of new business and special projects.

Responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Coordinate the design and implementation of proficiency programs within the laboratory network.
  • Facilitate technical evaluation of the Quality System ISO 17025 standards ensuring continued accreditation.
  • Identify and evaluate new technology to ensure the company offers the latest testing to its customer base.
  • Special research projects & scientific reports.
  • Identify, prepare, and present technical in-service training for all levels of the organization in the different departments.
  • Facilitate professional meetings and presentations.
  • Supervise direct report personnel in a progressive management style.
  • Responsiveness to customer needs.


  • Advanced studies in food science and/or microbiological analysis preferred.
  • Applied food analysis experience with multiple food types and multiple laboratories preferred.
  • International food processing and retail experience preferred.
  • Five years of industrial food safety and quality assurance.
  • M.S degree in food science or related field (microbiology, chemistry, or agriculture) required;
  • PhD. in a related field strongly preferred.

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Tamara Leibowitz, who runs a support group for parents of children with food allergies in Portsmouth, N.H., said it would be a leap of faith to subject her son to small doses of what essentially has been considered poison, but "I think we'd jump at the chance."


"My son would be terrified at the beginning, but he's been paying attention, too, even at 9 years old, and he's really encouraged by what he sees," she said, describing her own reaction as "cautiously optimistic."

In Orange County, Calif., Louise Larsen said she, too, would seek out the treatment if it becomes available.

"Would I put my child through that? Sure, if I sat right next to her, and we went very slowly and it was in a very controlled setting," said Larsen, whose 12-year-old daughter is allergic to peanuts. But she said she would never be completely convinced that the allergy was gone.

"Even if they did conclude she no longer had any allergy, as her mom, I'm going to send an EpiPen with her until she goes to college," she said, describing the portable injections used to treat anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction marked by swelling of the throat or tongue, hives, and breathing trouble.




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