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Clinical Laboratory Supervisor

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Location Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaUS Job ID JR-026208

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Our dedicated team of about 14,000 employees worldwide, pioneers scientific technologies for better detection, imaging, and informatics to help our customers work to create healthier families, improve the quality of life, and sustain the well-being and longevity of people globally. If you are seeking a meaningful, impactful, and stimulating career, look no further.

The purpose of this position is to provide supervision of all clinical and development of testing in the Sequencing Department.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform clinical genetic laboratory tests, procedures and analysis to provide data for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease in adult, children and newborns.
  • Oversee the preparation of specimens for analysis and organizes tests to be performed.
  • Set daily schedules for extractions and non-NGS workflow.
  • Ensure reagents are properly prepared and labeled for laboratory testing.
  • Conduct genetic analysis of blood, saliva, dried blood spots or human tissue to determine presence of abnormal sequence changes.
  • Review test results for QC purposes, maintain legible work records, and enter findings into the laboratory information systems.
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance on instruments and equipment according to established schedule and procedure. Verify proper instrument function by checking and calibrating lab instruments and document data. Records on instrument log any repairs, replacement and maintenance performed on laboratory instruments.
  • Participate, as requested, in the training of new employees.
  • Abides by laboratory safety policies and procedures.
  • The list of duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be substituted as necessary.

Basic Qualifications       

  • Bachelor’s Degree in biology, molecular biology, or medical technology.  Clinical lab experience including 5+ years in Extractions, Sanger, andNon-NGS environments.

Preferred Qualifications  

  • Previous Supervisory/Management experience in a clinical laboratory setting.

Working Conditions    

  • Clinical and research lab environment; exposure to blood borne pathogens; must wear protective lab gear including lab coat, gloves and completely closed footwear.
  • Employee may be requested to work shifts other than daylight depending on the needs of the laboratory. Weekend supervisory rotation may be required.
  • Travel is not required.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, use a keyboard, type, and occasionally stand and move to other parts of the lab.
Must have manual dexterity to use lab equipment.
Reach above/below the shoulder, bend at the knees and waist.
Able to lift boxes up to 25 pounds.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job at any time.

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PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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