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Sr Director of Cytogenetics
Ref No.: 20-00662
Category: Biotechnology
Location: San Juan Capistrano, California
The Senior Director of Cytogenetics is responsible for providing interpretation of cytogenetics/FISH results and providing consultation to the clinical laboratory within their areas of expertise.

  • Scientifically reviews, interprets, and documents clinical test results within established turnaround times.
  • Collaborates professionally with Laboratory manager, supervisors, technologists, and other laboratory operations staff.
  • Due to the importance of quality patient care, servicing consultation requests of all types is considered imperative (assists treating physician).
  • Provides inputs and recommendations for developing new assays and potential research projects.
  • Significant collaboration with internal teams as it relates to testing menu, test selection and validation.
  • Participates in educational programs of the Company.
  • Attendance at National meetings in areas of assigned expertise to maintain/build knowledge.
  • Supervisor in the responsibilities in Cytogenetics Specialty as delegated by the Laboratory Director Responsibilities.
  • Collaborates in reviewing test method selection and validation.
  • Collaborates in ensuring that the proficiency testing program is conducted in a timely manner, reviewed by appropriate staff, and approve of corrective action when a proficiency testing result is found to be unsatisfactory.
  • Collaborates in monitoring quality control to ensure that acceptable levels of analytical performance are maintained for each test system. Ensure that patient test results are reported only when the system is functioning properly.
  • Collaborates in corrective action and preventative action plans and procedures.
  • Collaborates in the annual review of Standard Operating Procedures for test systems.
  • Collaborates in reviews of report format for appropriateness of clinical information communicated in areas of assigned expertise. Collaborates in review of interpretative reporting comments as needed.

  • MD, PhD Degree or equivalent.
  • Board Certified in Clinical Cytogenetics and Board Certified/Eligible in Molecular Genetics, or Board Certified in Laboratory Genetics and Genomics by ABMGG
  • Must have or be eligible for CA State Licensure.
  • A minimum of 3 years of practical experience in a clinical cytogenetics laboratory.
  • Skills/experience in medical publications is desired.
  • Chromosomal microarray analysis and reporting experience is a must.