Laboratory Manager (H/F/X)

November 2nd 2021

Quality Assistance is a leading European Contract Research Organisation providing the pharmaceutical industry with all the analytical services required by EMA and FDA regulations for the development and marketing of innovative human medicinal products. We assist our clients from candidate selection, through non-clinical and clinical studies, to marketing authorisation, using our state-of-the-art, product-dedicated expertise in analytical sciences.

Mission Description

You will report to the Scientific Operations Director
You will manage a team of 25 people (Project leaders, Technical leaders, Scientists, Analysts and Technicians).
In this role, you will be responsible for:
Managing all HR aspects such as
o Participation in selection interviews
o Staff evaluation
o Developing, mentoring laboratory staff to enhance the culture of quality within the laboratory.
o Career development plan follow-up
Daily management of team activities in the lab, such as:
o Approving analytical reports
o Project follow-up
o Acting as the subject matter expert for the team on root cause analysis or CAPA for identified issues and audit findings
o Participating in customer visits 
o Participating in audits, performed either internally, by clients or regulatory authorities
o Liaising internally with other departments (Quality Assurance, Sales, Supply, Talent Management, Training, Technical)
Contributing to department’s growth strategy

Candidate profile

Scientific Background (Master’s degree or PhD)
Relevant experience in QC, stability studies management and/or validation and development of analytical methods
Relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry in a GMP environment 
Strong people management skills 
Fluent in French 
Good command of English (level B2) with the ability to write scientific documents, reports, protocols and email, attend phone conferences, maintain contacts with clients)
Excellent communication skills interacting internally with peers and externally with clients
Strong organizational skills with ability to manage projects through wise planning, time optimization, detail orientation and prioritization.
Ability to deal with multiple and changing priorities
Strong leadership 
Ability to train and mentor staff
Very good technical knowledge of at least one of the following techniques
o Liquid chromatography ((U)HPLC) 
o Gas chromatography (GC)


  • We are a true career partner.
  • We accelerate people’s access to new medicines.
  • We offer an inspiring work-life balance in a human scale environment.
  • We care about mutual respect, assistance and communication.
  • We listen to your needs and your suggestions.
  • We offer a market-competitive and package including numerous fringe benefits.

Contact Details

Send your application (reference JOB286)  to Mrs Isabelle Lebrun, Talent Acquisition Manager, to or consult the Careers page on our website
Address: Technoparc de Thudinie 2, 6536 Donstiennes, Belgium