Laboratory Technical Supervisor

    • Job Tracking ID: 170146
    • Job Location: Seattle, WA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: January 03, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

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Position Overview

The Laboratory Technical Supervisor provides technical functions and support for a CLIA/CAP regulated high complexity clinical laboratory performing molecular testing using NGS; and assists with maintenance of laboratory compliance. This is a critical role in our production laboratory, and for the organization overall.

Responsibilities

  • Provides review of assay QC data for clinical patient testing, clinical trials and research studies
  • Assists with technical trouble-shooting and related quality improvement initiatives
  • Develops, monitors and trends quality metrics and prepares monthly reports for review and approval by the clinical laboratory director
  • Authors and/or reviews laboratory requirement documents (e.g., Analytic Methods, SOPs, and Analytic Validation Reports)
  • Ensures proper maintenance, calibration and function of laboratory instrumentation and equipment
  • Reviews quality control and maintenance logs for completeness and accurate documentation
  • Support s LIMS Development in collaboration with the software team (e.g., creates dashboards for tracking and prioritizing requests, generates user requirements, UAT cases and plans, completes test plans, reviews and approves related documents for system features and enhancements)
  • Assigns and monitors timely, accurate completion of proficiency testing
  • Collaborates with VP, Clinical Laboratory Director to develop and continuously improve day-to-day operations and ensure cross-functional alignment with laboratory support groups
  • Support and initiate activities, in conjunction with the VP, Clinical Laboratory Director to ensure laboratory compliance with applicable regulations

Experience and Skills:

Required

  • PhD in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science from an accredited institution; and at least 1 year of laboratory training or experience in high complexity testing for clinical molecular pathology/genetics under the direct or indirect supervision of a board certified clinical laboratory director.

OR

  • Master’s degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science from an accredited institution; and at least 2 years of laboratory training or experience in high complexity testing for clinical molecular pathology/genetics under the direct or indirect supervision of a board certified clinical laboratory director.

OR

  • Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science from an accredited institution; and at least 4 years of laboratory training or experience in high complexity testing for clinical molecular pathology/genetics under the direct or indirect supervision of a board certified clinical laboratory director.

PLUS

  • Specialized knowledge, experience and skills: Molecular biology techniques (DNA extraction, PCR, Next-generation sequencing [NGS]), laboratory automation, Laboratory information management systems, reagent and instrument qualification, NGS data analysis, CAP/CLIA regulations.

Preferred

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Promotes a positive work environment while supporting management and business goals
  • Experience within regulated GxP laboratory environment
  • Ability to collaborate across teams and disciplines
  • Creates a productive and professional culture
  • Upholds clinical laboratory best practices; and complies with applicable regulations