Head of BSL-3 Laboratory

Offer description

ExecMind is a Life Science Executive Search company focused on recruitment of top scientists and management in global biotech and medtech industries. 


We are pleased to invite to apply to a position of


Head of BSL-3 Laboratory / newly established diagnostic centre

 Location: Wroclaw, Poland


Together with a leading Research Institution based in Wroclaw, Poland, we are looking for an established leader, who will be responsible for overseeing the works of our Client’s state-of-the-art and newly created BSL-3 laboratory. The Head of BSL-3 Laboratory will be heavily involved in organizing research and diagnostic works and as well as management and development of one of the top BSL-3 laboratories in Europe.

Ideal candidate should possess proven management skills and accomplishments in leading BSL-3 laboratory, as well as vast experience in managing teams and/or projects involved in diagnostic and laboratory works. 



Key Tasks:

  • Creating and implementation of the BSL-3 laboratory development strategy in the scientific and commercial context.
  • Building and effective management of a laboratory team, maintaining the schedule for the internal and external staff using laboratory space.
  • Management and organization of work in the laboratory, development of standard operating procedures and protocols for research; maintains and updates the biosafety standards and BSL-3 manuals to reflect current state-of-the-art biosafety practices.
  • Management of research and diagnostic laboratory work.
  • Running and maintaining the Laboratory, including conducting yearly inventories, laboratory budget management.
  • Supervision of work-flow documentation, biological material and research equipment (including purchasing of laboratory equipment, reagents, etc.).
  • Performs surveys/audits of laboratory and practices to ensure appropriate microbiological work practices are performed, proper storage, management and disposal of regulated medical waste and appropriate standard operation procedures are implemented.


Required skills



  • Degree in biology/microbiology/virology or similar field. PhD would be an advantage.
  • Proven BSL-3 laboratory experience in research on different pathogens (human and/or animal).
  • Laboratory management/leadership experience.
  • Solid knowledge of legal regulations, rules and requirements for BSL-3 work.
  • Experience in internal/external laboratory audits would be an advantage, as well as professional degrees and state courses/exams such as diagnostician or specialist in laboratory medicine.
  • Fluency in English.


We offer:

  • A key position, with an opportunity to develop a top diagnostic centre in Poland and Europe.
  • Opportunity to join an ambitious, developing organization, which aims to be a leading research institute in Europe.
  • Dynamic work environment, focused on applicable research and commercialization.
  • Attractive salary with an extended set of bonuses and benefits incl. private medical care, life-insurance, additionally paid holidays.


We would be happy to discuss with you the career opportunities and guide you through the recruitment process. 

Last modified Thursday, November 12, 2020