Laboratory Corporation of America Clinical Laboratory Operations Manager - Genomics & Next Generation Sequencing in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
The Genomics Operations Manager will oversee the operations and administration of NGS and other testing within a clinical diagnostic laboratory environment. This position will have ownership over all Genomic operational processes, personnel and administrative functions for IG-RTP. Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Genomics Operations Manager will work closely with the IG senior leadership team as well as R&D and other labs running NGS assays.
Direct the technical operations of the Genomics lab, including accurate delivery of patient results, competency, continuing education and positive morale of laboratory staff
Support Business Development and strategic planning for new analytical technologies, especially NGS testing
Ensure processes and services are monitored for quality, cost effectiveness, and efficiency through continuous process and quality improvement.
Manage staff including recruiting & hiring qualified and enthusiastic employees, performance management, training and development
Directly supervise, train, and mentor laboratory supervisors and have ownership and responsibility for all Genomics lab personnel
Oversee lab operations and attend staff and management meetings
Guide the LIMs and Assay Development team
Be responsible for laboratory performance criteria including:
Delivering patient laboratory results within specified TAT
Monitoring and ensuring acceptable repeat and failure rates
Achieving pre-determined assay reagent and supply costs and maintain updated costs
Assuring productivity levels in the labs are achieved and maintained
Determine efficient workflow, capacities and staffing needs / oversight as well as troubleshooting problems as necessary
Work closely and cooperatively with the clinical directors as well as develop a close relationship with R&D in partnering to bring on new NGS assays and/or improve existing assays
B.S. in Biology, Chemistry or related areas, Master's degree in Science preferred
Minimum of 7 years related experience in a clinical laboratory
3+ years of experience managing clinical laboratory operations
3+ years' experience with Next Generation Sequencing assays; including developing, launching and performance oversight
Thorough knowledge of compliance requirements is required (i.e. CLIA, CAP, CA, NY state) and experience with inspections of such agencies
This position requires an individual who is a motivational and authentic leader who can "get results through trusting relationships"
Strong leadership skill set. Ability to create, then lead teams to take ownership of projects from their design to timelines to implementation
Ability to clearly and effectively communicate to all levels of employees, including direct reports, peers, and executives
Monday-Friday, 1st shift
As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.