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Molecular Laboratory Director

Molecular Laboratory Director

Job Description


Position Summary:  Oversee Molecular Diagnostic Testing Laboratory



Principle Responsibilities:

  • Oversees all technical aspects of production laboratory, case generation and R&D components
  • Directs staff in the technical and logistical development, validation and operation of  clinical tests
  • Interacts with clients and physicians regarding tests performed in the laboratory and describe the techniques used
  • Determines the most appropriate platform for clinical tests
  • Mentors development scientists in the performance of clinical tests and instrumentation
  • Coordinates with five departments on clinical test implementation
  • Coordinates the installation of laboratory instrumentation
  • Ensures the testing systems developed and used for each of the tests performed in the laboratory provide quality laboratory services 
  • Ensures the laboratory is enrolled in an approved or alternate proficiency testing program for the testing performed, monitors performance and implements corrective action as required.

  • Ensures the establishment and maintenance of acceptable levels of analytical performance for each test system. Implements and oversees Quality Control program and reviews monthly for trends. Implements and oversees technical competency assessment program.

  • Oversees the development of the laboratory’s plans and programs in evaluation of long-range planning with regard to clinical tests and regulatory action

  • Coordinates with all other departments in clinical testing implementation.

  • Demonstrates and promotes leadership at all levels of laboratory staffing.

  • Maintains a culture of respect and appreciation

  • Participates in LIS development, implementation and ongoing fine tuning.

  • Involved with and fosters a culture of continuous improvement and systems thinking.

  • Work with the Director of Quality to develop and deploy policies/SOPs). Participate and maintain effective quality management and safety programs.

Job Requirements

Education:  Ph.D. in Chemistry, BioChemistry, Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Biological Sciences or other equivalent curriculum.

Experience:   3-5 years of laboratory management (prefer relevant NYSDOH certificate of Qualification or able to obtain within 6 months)

  • To include management of multiple areas of laboratory
  • Development/validation of analytical tests
  • Develop Project Management around test validation and delivery

Skills:  The ability to communicate effectively both orally and written.  The ability to coordinate multiple resporces effectively.  The skill set of exuding leadership at all levels.

Reporting Relationship:  Vice-President, Sonic Reference Laboratory Services and Director of Operations, Sonic Reference Laboratory

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Management, Science
Education Graduate Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 4480
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Molecular Laboratory Director

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