Laboratory Manager
United Kingdom


Amazon is focused on the health and safety of our employees, whilst continuing to serve our customers. Whilst there is promising news of vaccine development, regular testing on a global scale will continue to be a key factor in controlling Coronavirus and keeping communities safe so we can re-enter the economy with confidence.


In order to contribute to the resources helping to manage the pandemic, Amazon is conducting mass employee testing with its own diagnostics laboratories – join us, and contribute to one of the most significant challenges of our time.

As our Laboratory Manager, you will be responsible for oversight of our operation during our evening shift. You will manage a new clinical team to perform a high performance service with quality at the forefront of everything we do. In addition to overseeing the operational aspects of our facility, you will also be a key scientific contributor towards the development of our service and as we continue to expand and grow our diagnostic capability.


This role is being hired on a permanent contract and will be responsible for our evening shift working Tuesday-Saturday from 17.00 to 01.00, with an initial on-boarding period working 13.00-21.00.


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Key Responsibilities

  • Provide day-to-day onsite supervision of testing personnel, providing guidance and direction in the reporting of test results, reporting to our Laboratory Director
  • Assume primary responsibility for the proper performance of all laboratory procedures in the absence of the Laboratory Director
  • Exercise discretion and judgement in overseeing our service, including technical and scientific methodology, testing accuracy, laboratory conditions, and personnel management
  • Ensure operational compliance with the clinical laboratory’s Quality Management Systems and delivery of routine QMS associated metrics, as well as maintenance and supervision of the proficiency testing (PT) program
  • Monitor key financial, quality, and efficiency indicators and recognise opportunities for improvement



  • Masters degree
  • Prior experience managing a laboratory end-to end or experience managing teams within a large scale facility
  • Experience operating within a CL2/BSL2 environment or above
  • Extensive experience with PCR including qPCR
  • Good understanding of COSHH regulations and Health and Safety requirements



  • HCPC registration, a PhD or Fellowship of the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)
  • Experience managing/supervising a clinical diagnostic service
  • Knowledge of building and scaling high throughput diagnostics operations


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