Analytical Lab Manager / Technical Lead – Food Testing


VRS is working with a fast-growing Food Safety lab in South Central Texas looking for staff for its Chemistry Operations. Candidates should have a background in Food Testing, Analytical Chemistry, and a desire to mentor and/or manage lab staff.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and fully validate new testing methods for a wide range of food products (Tech Lead)
  • Troubleshoot and maintain analytical instrumentation (Tech Lead)
  • Continuously improve methods/processes
  • Provide leadership and oversight for the lab staff (Lab Manager)
  • Ensure compliance with regulations / accreditation governing all lab operations
  • Stay current with new techniques / instrumentation within food testing

Candidate Qualifications

  • Degree in Chemistry or related field
  • Experience working in Food Testing and developing Food related analytical methods
  • Hands on analytical chemistry experience (LC/MS, GC/MS)
  • Knowledge of Food testing regulations / guidelines and associated QA/QC


  • 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#: VRS1559

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