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Laboratory Corporation of America COVID Laboratory Manager (3rd Shift) Sign-On Bonus $10,000 in San Diego, California

LabCorp is seeking a Clinical Laboratory Manager to join our team in San Diego, CA. In this position, you will work in a fast paced, customer focused, and challenging environment, and will be a part of our overall mission at LabCorp: "Improving Health, Improving Lives" as we combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

As you may know, LabCorp was the first national laboratory to launch molecular testing for the virus that causes COVID-19 and we have performed over 18 million PCR tests to date.

The role focuses primarily on COVID-19 PCR testing in the Molecular department of our Clinical Laboratory, where you will perform both automated and manual testing with the overall goal of providing results that will be used for the diagnosis and management of COVID-19. Along with testing thousands of COVID-19 samples per day, we have developed an at-home testing kit to give the public easier access to the diagnostic test. We are also conducting antibody tests which provides information to our patients as to whether they have been exposed to the virus or not. Ultimately, these test results will be studied to better understand the virus in hopes of developing better treatments, and a future vaccine.

The coronavirus is a Biosafety Level 2 disease (BSL2), similar to other blood borne pathogens tested at LabCorp, allowing us to utilize our existing universal safety policies and procedures that protects our employees. All COVID-19 specimens are tested under a hood which protects our employees from being exposed to any vapors, dusts, gases, or fumes from the specimens, as well as any possible splashes to the body. All employees are provided with the proper PPE including face shields and masks, lab coats, and gloves. We strictly enforce the use of PPE at all times, as well as frequently changing and cleaning of all the laboratory equipment. In addition, we have increased the frequency of the cleaning crews within the laboratory to ensure a safe environment for all of our employees. We pride ourselves on the safety measures taken within our facility to protect our employees who are dedicating their time to fighting this virus and making the world a safer place.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Oversee the daily operational activities of the Molecular Diagnostics Lab; both the technical and non-technical operations

  • Effectively manage the staffing of the department and monitor the production schedule to ensure adequate coverage and proper use of overtime; adjust as needed

  • Effectively manage change, facilitate innovation and foster teambuilding to provide the highest quality and most cost effective laboratory product possible.

  • Ensure the Molecular Diagnostics laboratory provides market leading service levels, meeting the needs of our clients and corporate service metrics established for TAT

  • Resolves client inquiries and operational issues in a timely manner by consulting with the Medical Director, Technical Director, QA, other laboratory managers, discipline directors, laboratory directors or corporate operations.

  • Ensures laboratory is compliant with corporate, state and federal regulatory requirements (CAP, CLIA, State, I.S.O.15189, etc) related to personnel safety and quality of laboratory testing as well as professional conduct in assigned areas

  • Assist with developing and implementing of laboratory procedures as well as installation of equipment and methods according to scheduled timelines

  • Ensures effective communication with Leadership, Clients, Sales, Corporate Operations, as well as direct reports and all departmental staff

  • Conduct departmental meetings and ensures appropriate departmental communication

  • Investigate deviations from established procedures to ensure effective corrective action

  • Ensure personnel competency and address performance related issues as necessary

  • Continuous education of technical knowledge in the Molecular Diagnostics laboratory testing

  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment


This position does offer a $10,000 Gross Sign-On Bonus for the right candidate!

  • Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Biology, or Medical Technology

  • Minimum 6 years of experience as a medical technologist in a clinical laboratory

  • California CLS License required

  • Prior supervisor experience managing several direct reports

  • ASCP Certification or other specialty board a plus

  • Previous experience with molecular based testing is preferred

  • Experience in a high volume clinical laboratory environment

  • Strong knowledge of molecular biology fundamentals; experience with an LIS

  • High level of proficiency with computers and robotics

  • Strong working knowledge of quality assurance practices and procedures

  • Understanding of laboratory operations as well as policies and procedures

  • Proven ability to problem solve/troubleshoot and provide solutions under minimal supervision

  • Proven success in training and developing both technical and non-technical employees

  • Must meet CLIA and NY requirements of a technical supervisor

  • Strong communication skills; both written and verbal

  • Highly motivated and energetic with the ability to work effectively in a high test volume setting

  • Ability to handle the physical requirements of the position




Monday - Friday 11p-7:30a

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.