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Virology Laboratory Supervisor
Ref No.: 19-00707
Category: Biotechnology
Location: Palo Alto, California
The Virology Lab Supervisor Supervises the work of laboratory personnel engaged in performing routine and specialized technical procedures, including planning day to day laboratory work activities, evaluating work performed and handling procedural and technical laboratory problems.

Responsibilities:
  • Virology Lab Supervisor will supervise laboratory personnel engaged in performing routine and specialized technical procedures. Plans the daily lab operations, evaluates work performed, assists in troubleshooting and provides directions in handling procedural and technical problems.
  • Develops appropriate work schedules for employees and plans daily work assignments in order to maintain adequate staffing, minimize overtime, and meet customer service needs.
  • Under the guidance of the section Medical director, develops and implements department specific processes/procedures and quality control programs to ensure reliability of testing procedures, proper function of laboratory equipment, and compliance to safety/health and state/federal/licensing regulations.
  • Monitors and evaluates equipment, systems and supplies to ensure operational efficiency, reliability of results and adequate inventory.
  • Performs all human resource management responsibilities such as conducting employee performance appraisals, transfers, interviews, hiring, disciplining, and termination of employees.
  • Monitors and completes payroll to ensure accurate pay period statistics.
  • Prepares technical reports reflecting department process volume, testing results, analysis, trends, conclusions or recommendations for management and other hospital personnel.
  • Performs bench testing during staffing shortages to maintain expected patient care standards.
  • Responsible for QA and QC, including review of testing results to ensure accuracy and precision.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university. Academic requirements must follow CLIA regulations. A baccalaureate degree in an accredited college/university including courses in biological science, chemistry and mathematics and successful completion of one-year MLS training program preferred.
  • Two (2) years of progressively responsible work experience directly related to the hiring laboratory's methodology and function.
  • CA State CLS License
  • Prefers: Candidates with experience in a busy molecular lab utilizing methods including PCR and Next Generation Sequencing. Excellent human resources management ability, including communication with staff spanning three shifts. Familiarity and experience with CAP, as is experience with EPIC and EPIC Beaker. Must also have an ability to analyze data. Organizational skills and attention to detail are helpful. Must have great attention to detail and organizational skills.