Laboratory Corporation of America Clinical Laboratory Technical Director in Calabasas, California

Esoterix Inc., a specialty testing division of LabCorp of America, is presently seeking a Technical Director to join the Molecular Genetics Department in Calabasas, CA. The team in Calabasas performs testing for endocrine disorders; congenital adrenal hyperplasia, multiple endocrine neoplasia types I and II, calcium sensing receptor, SHOX deficiency, cystic fibrosis. Esoterix, Inc. also performs pharmacogenetic testing (TPMT and COMT genotyping) in our Colorado facility.

Primary responsibilities of the Technical Director role include;

  • Oversees scientific and technical direction of the laboratories and manufacturing, including direct responsibility for solving any technical issues

  • Reviews overall performance of each laboratory, including reported reference ranges and types of reports submitted to clients

  • Identifies, investigates, and explores the need for new assays, equipment, and processes, finding ways to enhance business performance and opportunities with an awareness of the cost/benefits. Prepares corresponding capital requests

  • Establishes proper procedures for setup and validation of assays and testing documentation

  • Assures that the quality of laboratory results is at the highest practical level

  • Sets efficiency and TAT parameters for the laboratory, determining how these parameters should be monitored.

  • Provides technical input for Standard Operating Procedures

  • Reviews and approves final reports, validation plans and validation reports

  • Documents all activities necessary to ensure regulatory compliance

  • Consults with clients concerning interpretation and clinical significance of test results

  • Provide input for marketing literature and assists with sales team training on services offered by Esoterix Inc.

  • Travel with sales teams as necessary to meet clients and secure new business

  • Adheres to the standard operating procedures and safety requirements of Esoterix, CLIA, CAP and other regulatory bodies

  • Follows any other job-related instructions and performs any other job related duties requested by senior management.


  • PhD and/or MD in molecular biology/genetics, or related scientific discipline

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant research experience

  • California CGMB director's license or equivalent

  • Board certification in Molecular Diagnostics by ABMGG

  • New York certificate of qualification or immediate eligibility to apply for COQ

  • Extensive working experience with the following methodologies in their application, troubleshooting and methods development;

  • Next Generation Sequencing

  • qPCR, Sanger Sequencing

  • Multiplex mutation analysis

  • Allele-specific PCR

  • Assay automation




M-F, 8am - 5pm

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