Nelson Labs
  • 21-Jan-2020 to 29-Feb-2020 (MST)
  • Chemistry
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, Time-off, 401k w/company match and much more.

At Nelson Laboratories, a Sotera Health Company, our employees are part of an industry-leading, global provider of laboratory testing and consulting services; dedicated to the mission of helping the best companies in the world improve the quality of life by providing the highest standard in laboratory testing.

Our employees receive competitive pay, growth and learning opportunities, insurance benefits, tuition reimbursement, paid holidays and PTO, and the opportunity to attend many company-sponsored employee and family events.

It's what WE do! Our Wonderful Employees are offered comprehensive training programs, mentorships, innovative lab practices, and a culture of employee collaboration.


The Study Director has overall responsibility for the technical conduct of all assigned tests as well as for the review, interpretation, analysis, documentation, and reporting of results. The study director is the single point of study control. The study director ensures all assigned studies are completed on time.

Essential Job Duties

  • Scientific/General
  • Ensure reports are compliant with current procedures.
  • Ensure final reports accurately reflect the data, results and conclusions of the testing.
  • Act as final signature for assigned studies.
  • Collaborate on Customer Specification Sheets (CSS) etc. as assigned.
  • Ensure sample and data traceability are maintained throughout testing.
  • Ensure calculations and statistics accurately reflect the raw data.
  • Ensure accuracy of raw data.
  • Ensure test controls and monitors are accurately recorded and reviewed.
  • Collaborate within the Quality Event (QE) process.
  • Read and maintain an understanding of validation procedures.
  • Collaborate with document owners on Standard Test Procedures (STP) as assigned.

Regulatory Compliance

  • Know and follow applicable regulatory requirements (GMP, GLP, ISO, etc).
  • Know and follow company policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that test procedures are approved, communicated to, and followed by analysts.
  • Ensure all data are accurately and concurrently recorded.
  • Ensure unforeseen circumstances or events are recorded and that corrective action is taken.
  • Complete required training on time.

Customer Service

  • Uphold the NL service standard.
  • Communicate regularly with sponsors as needed to relay study updates and CSS details.
  • Meet or exceed sponsor expectations.
  • Collaborate with the Sales department on testing quotes.
  • Maintain a general understanding of company pricing and credit policies.
  • Review and update study information in CRM and/or other laboratory systems.

Project Management

  • Coordinate workflow to ensure sponsor expectations are met.


  • Keep current with technical and scientific information.
  • Ensure analysts understand testing performed on behalf of the study director.
  • Attend work regularly and reliably.
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • B.S. degree (life science strongly preferred) or
  • A.A./A.S. or equivalent* and two years NL laboratory experience*, or
  • High School diploma or GED*, five years NL laboratory experience* in addition to demonstrated proficiency for test coordination.
  • Successful completion of Study Director Training.

Additional Skills and Abilities


  • Knowledge of laboratory testing, equipment, procedures and basic math sufficient to direct and oversee assigned testing.
  • Ability to follow written procedures.
  • Good documentation practice (GDP).
  • Effective critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making skills.
  • Ability to learn and comprehend difficult tasks.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Effective computer skills: Microsoft Office and laboratory systems.


  • Ability to work in a team environment, including the ability to give and receive feedback.
  • High standards of honesty, integrity and quality.
  • Willingness to identify and communicate process improvement ideas.
  • Customer focused attitude.
  • Strong work ethic and initiative.


  • Effective communication skills: verbal, written, and active listening.
  • Ability to organize and manage workload.
  • Ability to meet deadlines
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