Research & Development Institute, Inc.
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Full Time

About our company

RDI is our clients' best kept secret to help them get their new instruments and assays to market. Instead of calling busy clinical labs in hospital and asking them to test new products, our clients place their new products in our lab where we dedicate staff and time to focus on validating their new instruments or assays. Our company was founded in 2008, by an Assay Development Scientist, and since then we have placed large instruments in our labs (10-12 analyzers at once) and managed hundreds of new validations. 

As a company, we are focused on growth. We have opened locations in Ohio and recently a new lab in New Jersey with plans for more expansion. As the COVID-19 crisis has taught the world -- good lab testing is critical, and RDI is well positioned to help lab manufacturers across the world develop and validate their new tests. We are also working on several COVID-19 projects, which is immensely satisfying to be able to help.

About the job

The lab manager will lead our validation projects -- approximately 5-10 projects a year, each lasting 3-10 months. You will manage 2 lab technicians, plan their runs, troubleshoot instrument issues as they arise, coordinate with our lab partners and manage all communication with our clients.

You will also gain valuable experience in Clinical Research. You will be trained on the required research certifications (to the extent you do not have that already) and will be responsible for the Clinical Trial binder and passing the client & regulatory review processes (monitoring).

You will also manage our Van Nuys, CA lab, and ensure that all fridges, freezers, instruments, reagants, calibrations, and supplies are well taken care of.

You will also be able to move quickly - we are looking to start this person in the next 14-21 days.


  • Manage validation tests for new assays, instrumentations and methodologies.
  • Work with our Chief Science Officer to generate performance qualification, method comparison, and validation reports.
  • Manage lab inventory for new and existing projects.
  • Troubleshoot instruments, methods, procedures, and in writing protocols and reports
  • Communicate with clients, coordinate our activities with their other testing
  • Exhibit a high level of quality (right the first time), integrity (do what you say you are going to do), and cross functional behavior (always stay above the line).


  • Must be a graduate of Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, or similar Life Science field
  • Solid leadership skills and project management skills
  • Experience with automated immunodiagnostic analyzers manufactured by Siemens, Roche, Abbott, Biorad and Beckman as well as a familiarity with Clinical Testing Protocols and the IRB process.
  • Have relevant experience in In Vitro Diagnostics medical field
  • Excellent Excel skills and proficient in using other ¬†Microsoft Office Suite
  • Able to work independently
  • Ability to learn new products and technology at a fast speed
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