Element Materials Technology

Pharmaceutical Lab Manager

Job Locations US-MI-Ann Arbor


Avomeen, proud to be a part of Element has an opportunity for a Pharmaceutical Lab Manager. The Innovation Team is responsible for consumer product analysis, product development, deformulation and formulation. The Manager role will be responsible for achieving agreed upon deliverables, especially 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 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
  • Demonstrates customer focus through communication and responsiveness in project meetings and calls
  • Participates on multi-functional teams to improve processes or develop service lines.  In particular, will be a part of the site Operations Leadership Team with responsibility for site process and facility improvements, promotions, performance reviews and operational improvements

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years’ experience leading multi-disciplinary teams
  • Knowledge of formulation and compounding techniques demonstrated through a combination of industry and academic performance
  • Experience with FTIR, NMR, TGA, GC-FID, GC-MS, GPC, and HPLC
  • 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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