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Lab Manager - Microbiology (Animal & Food Production)

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Position Overview

  • Support natural microbial solutions for the animal productivity product lines for the Arm and Hammer Animal and Food Production business.  

  • Manage scientists responsible for microbial and molecular analysis of environmental and animal samples from livestock customer to customize targeted microbial solutions.  

  • Oversee day-to-day operations of the laboratory and provide overall direction and assistance to laboratory personnel.  

  • Ensure proper sample handling and deliver accurate and timely reports to sales and technical team as part of the customer support platform.  

  • Responsible for all laboratory assays and data analysis to generate customer reports.  

  • Responsible for instrument maintenance.  

  • Maintain inventory to meet operational needs.  

  • Ensure scientists are well trained in established SOPS for customer support platform assays.  

  • Coordinate customer analytical requirements between field and laboratory teams. 

  • Liaise with research scientists to implement new assays to develop the customer support platform.  

  • Keep current on trends in the marketplace, with the competition, and in the organization. 

  • Collaborate with R&D in product development projects for new targeted microbial solutions and other feed and environmental additives for livestock.  

  • Evaluate, analyze, and summarize information for research reports, technical bulletins and presentations at customer meetings and scientific conferences  

  • Knowledge of livestock production or animal health industry. 

Education and Experience 

  • Ph.D. or M.Sc. degree and 6+ years of experience in microbiology or B.Sc. and 9+ years of experience in microbiology.  

  • Minimum of three years management experience in a laboratory.  

General Skills 

  • Demonstrated organizational and management skills.  

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including presentation skills.  

  • Advanced scientific knowledge and hands on laboratory skills needed including general microbiology and molecular biology techniques. 

  • Ability to work independently and consistently demonstrate initiative to quickly become productive when assigned new projects and provide timely high-quality data 

General Laboratory Requirements 

  • Adhere to and follow established procedures and policies for working in the laboratory designated for the development of regulated products 

  • Maintain a log of all samples, isolates and experimental results in a laboratory notebook or other data capture software system. 

  • Computer literate and knowledgeable and proficient in MS office.


Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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