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Lab Project Coordinator

Santa Clara, CA 95050

Posted: 04/13/2021 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Clinical, Research and Discovery Job Number: 8846

Job Description

Our client develops, manufactures, and supplies a wide array of innovative medical diagnostic products, services, tests, platforms, and technologies.

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Manage, coordinate and implementation of requirements with Laboratory Management Development team members.
  • Guides team processes, ensuring consistency, transparency, and optimization.
  • Manage execution of cross-functional plans and track of progress of activities.
  • Conduct meetings and coordinate internal resources/third party vendors for laboratory projects.
  • Implements / pulls in best practices to project teams; fosters continuous improvement by ensuring knowledge, experience exchange.
  • Guides and manages preparation for project milestone reviews.
  • Defines, measures, and reports key performance indicators for their projects, enabling teams and functions to measure and improve quality, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  • Meeting management (sets agenda, organizes meetings, and edits minutes).
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

Projects example:
  • 5S project support: Coordinate and implementation of 5S system in the labs.
  • Smart Auto Core lab workflow: Streamline Core lab shared space system.
  • Digitalized equipment and lab beach sign up system.
  • Ideas to digitalized equipment logbook entry.
  • Lab management workflow system standardization.
  • Training video set up.
  • Streamline ticketing system.
  • Update equipment labeling system to Quality training alignments.

Job Requirements


  • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in Biological/Life Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work-experience.


  • Minimum: 3-5 years of relevant project management experience working in the healthcare, laboratory, and/or IVD GMP/ISO regulated environment.
  • Preferred: 6-10 years of relevant project management experience working in the healthcare, laboratory, and/or IVD GMP/ISO regulated environment

Other Qualifications:

  • Project Management Certified.
  • 5S lean skills.
  • Agile Scrum project management certification.
  • Healthcare and/or laboratory experience.
  • Computer networking skills.
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and be a critical thinker.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and project management software programs
  • Demonstrates successful problem solving and coordination of project related activities.
  • Written and oral communication skills required.
  • Previous experience with standard project management process (PMI) desired.
  • Strong negotiation and meeting facilitation skills required.
  • Diagnostic and/or Pharmaceutical industry and relevant diagnostic area knowledge preferred.
  • Management of complex projects with ambitious milestones in high pressure circumstances.
  • Experience with projects that required activity/milestone achievement to launch the product.

Meet Your Recruiter

Jay Hite

As a Recruiter at Compass, Jay enjoys meeting job seekers and helping them to find new and exciting opportunities. He enjoys the process of getting to know candidates and learning all about their experience and what their future goals are. Jay feels the excitement of his candidates and is passionate about helping to find a fit both culturally and professionally. 

When Jay isn’t working, he enjoys bike rides, trying out new foods, tequila tasting and watching movies.  

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