Element Materials Technology


Job Locations US-MI-Ann Arbor


Avomeen, proud to be a part of Element is hiring for a Manager to join our Ann Arbor lab which is part of our rapidly growing Life Sciences group. The Manager leads a team of chemist/scientists in a particular lab (TECA, Innovation, Nicotine, Biologics, Advanced Analytics, Pharma Analysis and Testing or other lab unit) to achieve agreed upon deliverables, meeting or exceeding client expectations of quality and on time delivery.


Element’s Life Sciences group supports developers and manufacturers in the antimicrobial, food and nutraceutical, medical device, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. We provide personalized testing solutions and regulatory consulting support to validate the safety and efficacy of our clients’ products at every stage of development, production and market release.



  • Manages laboratory staff, typically 2-3 chemists to agreed upon levels of productivity, timeliness, and quality as measured and reported by management
  • Manages development plans, goals, and training for staff. Mentors less experienced staff.  Conducts performance reviews and improvement plans
  • Meets financial commitments to the company and overall on-time delivery standards
  • Develops experimental design for projects, assigns staff, manages projects, writes and reviews reports. Is responsible for overall quality and delivery of work product to client on time and on budget
  • Assist Company with the completion of pharma and R&D testing projects, including the development of strategies and techniques for project delivery

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1-5 years’ experience
  • Knowledge of analytical chemistry techniques demonstrated through a combination of industry and academic performance
  • Strategic Planning and forecasting
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead a team of chemists/scientist to achieve goals and meet client promises



Company Overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 6,500 brilliant minds operating from 200 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to ‘Make tomorrow safer than today’.


When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.


While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.


Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.

TIC Council Statement

Element is proud to be a full member of the Testing, Inspection & Certification Council (the “TIC Council”), an international association representing independent testing, inspection and certification companies. 


Members of the TIC Council must implement and abide by the TIC Council Compliance Code. Element has therefore issued an overarching Code of Conduct which is supported by our Compliance Programme. A copy of the Code of Conduct and more information about our Compliance Programme can be found in the Governance and Integrity section of www.element.com


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