Wet Chemistry Laboratory Supervisor - Knoxville, TN

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Date: Apr 13, 2024

Location: Knoxville, Tennessee, US

Company: Bureau Veritas

Galbraith Laboratories, a Bureau Veritas Company is an analytical contract laboratory with over 70 years of experience in the global marketplace.  We provide services to a wide range of industry, government, academia, pharmaceutical, and many other business segments.  Whether it is a routine analytical test, a complex analysis, a custom developed method or the validation of a method, Galbraith has earned an international reputation for recognizing and solving our clients’ analytical challenges.

We are seeking a Laboratory Supervisor to join our team within an analytical chemistry testing laboratory.  The position entails supervision of a team of laboratory analysts engaged in performing elemental, physical property, and classical wet chemistry analytical work on a wide variety of client samples.



  • Ensuring quality analytical work within the laboratory along with compliance to operational, regulatory, and safety requirements
  • Performing technical review of analytical orders
  • Coordinating and prioritizing the daily activities of laboratory analysts engaged in performing elemental, physical property, and wet chemistry analyses on a wide variety of client samples
  • Reviewing analytical testing data for completeness and correctness
  • Performing equipment and instrument maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Assessing equipment and instrumentation needs in the laboratory
  • Monitoring of expenses and maintaining all supplies including the chemical inventory
  • Writing and amending standard operation procedures and internal analytical procedures
  • Evaluating productivity metrics and implementing new workflows that will improve efficiencies
  • Training laboratory personnel
  • Writing and delivering performance evaluations
  • Participating in conflict resolution, hiring, and firing

Other duties include serving on a management team and assisting the Laboratory Manager in daily laboratory operations.  Some laboratory work will be required in the form of covering for absences, meeting turnaround time expectations, and assisting in the development of new or improved analytical methods.



  • The candidate must have a minimum of a B.S. or B.A. degree in Chemistry (or related scientific field) and two years of analytical chemistry laboratory experience, preferably with typical wet chemistry colorimetric, qualitative, and volumetric titration analytical tests.  An equivalent combination of education and/or experience will also be considered.
  • Experience in a cGMP and ISO regulated environment is preferred
  • An ideal candidate will have familiarity with United States Pharmacopeia (USP), Food Chemical Codex (FCC), or other compendial methods.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience in leading scientific or technical teams
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • The candidate must be a good critical thinker and problem solver
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs
  • Possess a desire to learn in a team-based environment
  • Be able to work autonomously


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