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Director of Laboratory Operations
Ref No.: 17-00302
Category: Biotechnology
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
This position is responsible for working with the Laboratory and Medical Directors to ensure the quality of laboratory testing in accordance with established policies and procedures and CAP/CLIA standards.  This position works closely with and reports to the Vice President of Operations to advance strategic business initiatives.
 
  • Assume a leadership role in overseeing the technical and operational aspects of the laboratory.
  • Initiate continuous improvement initiatives throughout the laboratory.
  • Continuously optimize laboratory footprint, assays, process flow, etc. that allows the laboratory to become more effective in quality and operations.
  • Oversee the growth and development of staff to increase overall knowledge-base.
  • Propose, champion, and manage instrument/platform assessment and/or improvement.
  • Develop, submit, and manage budget under oversight of VP Operations
  • Ensure CAP/CLIA compliance and inspection readiness.
  • Review and revise all laboratory standard operating procedures.
  • Assist the Vice President of Commercial Operations in strategically planning to enhance profitability, productivity and efficiency.
  • Oversee the clinical laboratory to ensure "customer” satisfaction. (Laboratory Directors, R&D, Bioinformatics, IT, and Clinical Affairs) 
 
Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Biological Sciences or a related field required (Master's Degree in related field strongly preferred)
  • Graduate of an accredited medical lab technician or medical technologist program required. 
  • ASCP or equivalent certification is required
  • 7+ years of clinical laboratory experience required
  • 5+ years of previous management experience required