Lab Director (Microbiology) – Food Testing


VRS is working with a growing food safety lab in Greater Chicago, IL looking for a director for its microbiology operations. This position is responsible for the direct management of scientists and supervisors. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in managing/mentoring laboratory staff in a production facility, with some amount of bench level experience in their career.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Direct line management of all microbiology laboratory staff in food laboratory operations
  • Provide leadership, direction and planning oversight for the lab, including employee training, review, and hiring
  • Financial planning: manage expense budgets; meet or exceed corporate revenue goals
  • Ensure compliance with regulations / accreditation governing all lab operations
  • Ability to act as a technical lead

Candidate Qualifications

  • Direct management / supervisory experience
  • 5+ years working experience in food safety or commercial food testing lab
  • Knowledge of microbiology testing regulations / guidelines and associated QA/QC


  • $130-140K annual salary and above for qualified candidates!
  • Annual BONUS
  • Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, 401K, and tuition reimbursement!
  • Relocation assistance provided


Click the Apply link on this posting to submit your application to VRS Recruitment. Please include an updated resume and cover letter.

Reference#: VRS2169

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