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Genetics Director, Molecular Oncology

San Luis Obispo, CA, USA | American Hospital Association

  • Industry:
    Healthcare - Hospitals
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Biotech/R&D/Science
  • Experience:
    1-3 years
Job Description:
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Assist in assay troubleshooting and implementation of new assays.

Monitor compliance regarding a safe working environment.

Assist, as needed, in the training of technologists.

Observe compliance with regulatory agencies, including inspections.

Monitor of quality assurance at all levels of practice.

Participate in working groups of related or associated professionals.

Represent Quest Diagnostics at professional meetings and sales events.

Actively reads and disseminates current and relevant medical publications, guidelines and approvals.

Assume Clinical Consultant or Technical Supervisor responsibilities as delegated by the Medical or Sr. Scientific Director

Approve of the test method selection and validation.

Ensure that the proficiency testing program is conducted in a timely manner and reviewed by appropriate staff.

Approve of corrective action when a proficiency testing result is found to be unsatisfactory.

Establish and monitor 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.

Approve all corrective action and preventative action plans and procedure.

Approve Job Assignments and Authorization Matrix (JAAM) and annual Performance and Development Review (PDR) to ensure that all personnel have the appropriate training and demonstrated performance for the type of testing offered.

Annually review Standard Operating Procedures for test systems.



To qualify, the ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience

Ph.D. degree, or equivalent

Fellowship Trained and Board certified in the appropriate genetic subspecialty by the American Board of Medical Genetics, or equivalent

Preferably hold NY-COQ in Oncology

0-2 years related experience

Highly developed verbal and written communication skills

Demonstrated good decision-making and organizational skills

Solid skills with Microsoft Office products - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Proven ability to accomplish technical tasks both independently and as a member of a research team


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