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Senior Lab Supervisor

Department: Laboratory - OC
Office or Remote: PRL OC
Location: Irvine, CA
Business Unit: Pandemic Response Lab (PRL)

Senior Laboratory Supervisor 
Location: Irvine, CA
Reports to: Senior Laboratory Manager

About Us
Opentrons Labworks, Inc., is a disruptive life science company leveraging its integrated lab platform to supercharge the pace of innovation in research and healthcare. Through our business unit, Opentrons Robotics, thousands of institutions are automating R&D operations with flexible, easy-to-use lab robots. Health systems across the US rely on our Pandemic Response Lab (PRL) to deliver high-throughput and affordable molecular diagnostic testing. And through recent acquisitions Neochromosome and Zenith AI, biopharma can benefit from our world-class genome-scale cell engineering solutions. 

We provide excellent benefits, competitive compensation, equity packages, and opportunities for growth. If you are looking for your next exciting opportunity, come join us!


  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision insurance for employees and their families

  • Paid Vacation, Parental and Sick Leave

  • Generous Stock options

  • 401k with 4% company match

  • Long-term and short-term Life & Disability insurance

  • And much more!

About the Role
The Senior Lab Supervisor functions as the managing technologist of the line, under the guidance of Senior Laboratory Management. The Sr. Lab Supervisor is responsible for coordinating all technical, logistical and administrative functions of their line to ensure prompt and accurate testing and reporting of results for all clinical laboratory samples within established timeframes.

This is a full time role, typically 8am-4pm, but this person will need to be flexible and willing to supervise during occasional morning and evening shifts.


  • Supervise the day to day operations of the all three shift, including the following tasks:

    • Deliver patient laboratory results within specified turnaround times

    • Monitor and ensure acceptable repeat and failure rates on multiple instrumentation platforms

    • Assure and validate that productivity levels in the labs are achieved and maintained

  • Monitor daily workflow in the lab, plan and schedule for adequate assay coverage; troubleshoot and escalate problems, as necessary

  • Complete Performance Management evaluations for employees

  • Complete Training and competency for all employees according to CA state regulations.

  • Directly supervise, train and mentor laboratory testing staff. Clearly communicate expectations to staff and evaluate individual employee performance

  • Monitor daily workflow in the lab, plan / schedule for adequate assay coverage, and troubleshoot / escalate problems, as necessary

  • Assist with the hiring of qualified employees for the Lab

  • Ensure all equipment is being properly maintained through Quality Control

  • Work closely and cooperatively with the Lab Manager and other department supervisor(s), as well as supervisors / staff in support departments

  • Meet regularly with direct reports to provide coaching and feedback for their development

  • Other responsibilities as assigned by Lab Manager

  • Perform QA Audit to be in compliance with CAP, CLIA, CMS and CalOSHA.

  • Perform Safety Audits as the Safety Officer

  • Maintain continuous standardization throughout all 3 shifts 

  • Open Availability to assist all shifts, 24 hours, 7 days a week

  • Design and implement creative ideas to boost positive work environment and employee morale

  • Collaborate with Senior Accessioning Supervisor and Lab Manager to maintain quality and accuracy while meeting TAT

  • System expert in Cerner and DaVid

  • System expert in OT2, Felix, Lightcycler and QuantStudio

  • Expert in all processes and procedures in Laboratory

  • Lead the validation of instruments and assays for OC

  • Collaborate with automation in maintaining workcell and instruments

  • Collaborate with Customer Experience to provide clients with exceptional service

  • Maintain a clean work environment



  • You must possess a current Clinical Laboratory Technologist Generalist License issued by the state of California

  • Bachelor's degree in life science field

  • Six (6) years’ experience as a clinical laboratory technologist ·

  • Four (4) years’ previous leadership experience

  • ASCP certification preferred.

  • Experience with the following: automated process experience, RNA Extraction and RT-PCR

  • Thorough knowledge of statistics and ability to apply statistical rules/analysis to laboratory decision-making processes

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment

  • Ability to work and communicate with a diverse group of individuals

Opentrons is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.






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