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NGS Lab Supervisor (PM Start, Overnight Shift)

Valencia, California

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Location Valencia, CaliforniaUS Job ID JR-VAL000384

Job Summary:

Provide day-to-day supervision or oversight of the clinical laboratory operation and personnel performing testing and reporting test results.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Adhere to proper resource allocation and coordination. Ensuring maximum efficiency in the use of personnel; controlling departmental supply expenses. Manage and share daily workload; use time wisely, providing a productive atmosphere.
• Demonstrate thorough knowledge of test methodologies and quality control.
• Monitor specimen preparation and test analyses to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance (external and internal quality controls) are maintained.
• Ensure all instrument maintenance is performed and documented; administer all established quality control procedures and troubleshoot instruments effectively when appropriate.
• Assist in the review, interpretation and reporting of test results.
• Assure that all remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the established performance specifications.
• Provide orientation and training to all testing personnel.
• Perform, evaluate and document employee competency.
• Perform, evaluate and document employee performance appraisals.
• Develop, write, review and implement procedures and policies, as approved by Director or Manager.
• Assures laboratory functions in a manner consistent with laboratory, CLIA and local regulations.
• Prepare laboratory for inspections and prepare reports as needed.
• Demonstrate technical expertise and perform duties of clinical laboratory technologist, as needed.
• Ensure safety, security, and the environment in all aspect of the daily activities, and any potential safety hazards are addressed and corrected immediately.
• Understand ergonomic relationship between people, equipment and working environment.
• Maintain good communication with leadership, team members, and customers.
• Demonstrate an awareness of client expectations and seek ways to satisfy.
• Demonstrate proficiency in all laboratory computer related tasks.
• Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

Must meet qualifications established by CLIA for General Supervisor CFR Subpart M §493.1461
• MD or PhD, MS, BS Degree in chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology
• Have at least 1 year of laboratory training or experience (or both) in high complexity testing
• Have at least 6 months clinical molecular biology experience

Preferred Qualifications:

• Hold a current California Laboratory Personnel License (CLS generalist or CLS Microbiology) or California Public Health MLE Certificate.
• Previous supervisory experience in a clinical laboratory setting.
• Expertise in NGS sample preparation and NGS sequencing highly desired.
• Strong molecular biology skills and techniques, including PCR and RT-PCR (qPCR) highly desired
• Experience processing patient samples using Illumina next generation sequencing workflows highly desired.
• Hands on technical expertise in Infectious Disease testing.
• Experience with high throughput sample testing especially with RNA Extraction.
• Experience with LIMS and laboratory automation.
• Be detail-oriented, well-organized, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Good, accurate computer skills.
• Able to work effectively and able to deliver on tight datelines.

Working Conditions:

• Clinical Public Health Laboratory environment; exposure to blood borne pathogens; must wear personal protective equipment including lab coat, gloves and completely closed footwear.
• Employee may be requested to work shifts depending on the needs of the laboratory.
• Weekend rotation may be required.
• Travel is not required.

Physical Requirements:

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, 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

Direct Reports:

NGS Technologists

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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