Laboratory Director – Cosmetics Testing

Greater Los Angeles, CA

Are you a skilled analytical chemist with experience in regulated environments? Do you have a background in management and leadership? VRS is looking for a Laboratory Director to run supplement testing site operations for a leading North American laboratory testing company.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Monitor laboratory testing operations for quality assurance and compliance with client needs
  • Facilitate communication between internal and external stakeholders
  • Oversee laboratory operations and policies to meet company objectives and plan and manage the laboratory budget
  • Select, develop, and evaluate lab staff and manage a site of ~100 employees with ~10 direct reports
  • Contribute to project proposals, strategic business initiatives, and business development efforts

Candidate Qualifications

  • Minimum of a BS degree in Chemistry or a related field (MS or PhD highly advantageous)
  • 4+ years of management experience for a staff of at least 50 people
  • Hands-on experience with HPLC, ICP-MS, LC/MS, GC/MS, and/or FTIR for product testing and QA (ideally for cosmetics, food, or environmental samples)
  • Knowledge of regulations including cGMP, ISO, FD, SSOP, TIC, etc.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills


  • $160-190K
  • Full health benefits package
  • Retirement benefits


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

Reference#: VRS2140

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