Laboratory Corporation of America Clinical Laboratory Supervisor - Molecular Genetics in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The Integrated Genetics Division of LabCorp is seeking a Clinical Laboratory Supervisor for the Molecular Genetics department at the Center for Molecular Biology and Pathology (CMBP).

This department performs a wide array of testing for heritable disorders, including tests for Tay-Sachs disease, Gaucher disease, fragile X syndrome, thalassemia, thrombophilia, and many more. This testing is performed using a wide variety of scientific techniques, including PCR, fragment analysis, and gel electrophoresis.

The ideal candidate must be dynamic and have strong leadership and effective communication skills and have the ability to develop and motivate staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the lab operations of the Molecular Genetics Department, including accurate delivery of patient results, competency assessments, continuing education, and positive morale of laboratory staff.

  • Attend staff and management meetings and oversee daily lab operations

  • 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

  • Monitor daily workflow in the lab, planning / scheduling for adequate assay coverage, and troubleshooting / escalating problems, as necessary

  • Supervise, train and mentor laboratory staff. Supervise, train and mentor laboratory staff. Assisting with the hiring of qualified, enthusiastic employees

  • Work closely and cooperatively with the Lab Manager and other department supervisor(s), as well as Clinical Trials, R&D, and supervisors / staff in support departments

  • Oversee clinical trials performed in the department, including direct overview of training and testing protocols for clinical trials

  • Monitor time tracking system for employees and ensuring attendance expectations are being met

  • Other responsibilities as assigned by Lab Manager

The 7,000-acre Research Triangle Park is the largest research park in the United States, and is home to over 140 organizations (Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, and Information Technology /Telecommunications) and has around 45,000 full time employees entering the Park each day. The Research Triangle itself is named for the Triangle formed by the three universities: Duke University at Durham, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

About LabCorp®

With scientific expertise in esoteric testing, genomics, and clinical and anatomic pathology, LabCorp processes tests on approximately 470,000 specimens each day, applying advances in medicine and science to laboratory testing. LabCorp operates a sophisticated laboratory network, with corporate headquarters in Burlington, NC, and more than 48,000 employees worldwide. Our 220,000 clients include physician offices, hospitals, managed care organizations, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under ticker symbol LH. To learn more about our organization, visit our website at: www.labcorp.com at http://www.labcorp.com/ .

Requirements

  • B.A./B.S. in Biology or related life science to include completion of 16 credit hours of Biology, 16 credit hours of Chemistry, and 3 credit hours of math required

  • Must have at least 7 years of experience in a Clinical Diagnostic Lab setting

  • 2 years in a leadership role strongly preferred

  • Previous experience with performing PCR-based genetic testing strongly preferred, but not required

  • Exceptional communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills

  • Strong computer skills and working knowledge of programs such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel

Shift

1

Schedule

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.