Operations Manager
Job Type

On Site

Are you looking for an opportunity to grow your management portfolio by providing operational oversight to both administrative and laboratory divisions? Do you have extensive experience working in microbiology and laboratory testing settings? Would you look forward to the challenge of implementing positive operational changes by partnering closely with IT and Quality Assurance? 

If the answer is yes, and you’re a leader committed to transparency and integrity, we welcome you to apply for the position of Operations Manager at JMI Laboratories, an industry leader in antimicrobial surveillance and drug development.



  • Manages the administrative department and functional laboratories (bacterial and fungal microbiology, media production, and molecular) with positivity and a strong team orientation. 
  • Supports functional laboratory managers by reviewing their professional development plans and assisting how they supervise their direct reports’ growth as well as helping them address performance concerns. 
  • Ensures services are provided at the highest quality level and are compliant with internal corporate and external federal and state regulations. 
  • Partners with the IT and Quality Assurance departments to improve and integrate various technology systems. 
  • Demonstrates a high level of accountability, integrity, and responsibility through excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Collaborates with the CSO and other leaders to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of personnel, processes, and systems to accommodate organizational change and growth.


Primary supervision is received from the Chief Scientific Officer.


Functional supervision is exercised over designated administrative staff and laboratory managers.



· Masters, MBA, or PhD preferred with over 10 years or more experience in the field of Microbiology or Laboratory Testing Services. 

· Reasonable knowledge of fiscal management.

· Experience directing or managing a clinical/research laboratory is ideal.

· Experience in antimicrobial development is ideal. 


· Strategic and critical thinker and problem solver with attention to detail. 

· Capable, results-driven decision maker.

· Excellent verbal and written communicator who can foster positive staff relationships.

· Able to multitask and manage competing priorities. 


JMI Laboratories is based in North Liberty, IA and offers a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes health, dental, PTO, LTD, and 401(k).

JMI Laboratories is an equal opportunity employer. 

No recruiters or agencies please.