Clinical Laboratory Director

SeqWright (a GE Healthcare company)
Job Location: 
Houston, TX (relocation offered)
Job Description: 

Role Summary/Purpose
This candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day activities of the clinical laboratory. This role requires the scientific understanding of how genetic variations lead to disease, and the technical proficiency to perform assay design, validation, and quality control of genetic tests relevant to the medical community. The candidate will work with the Medical Director to maintain a high level of quality testing and reporting for physician clients.

Essential Responsibilities
• Oversees the development, validation, and implementation of clinical assays
• Maintains a high level of quality in test processes and results, and ensure that analytical performance is maintained
• Manages the laboratory staff and ensures that staff members are qualified, trained, and maintain competency
• Oversees the proficiency testing program
• Oversee corrective actions for any test system deviations or discrepancies
• Identifies cost-saving measures, where applicable, without compromising quality of test processes
• Maintains the budget for laboratory operations
• Maintains current knowledge of technological and clinical advances in the field
• Ensures compliance to applicable regulations (e.g. 42 CFR 493) to maintain CLIA certification


• PhD in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, or Biochemistry
• Certified by a CLIA approved Board for Laboratory Directors of High Complexity Testing (e.g. American Board of Medical Genetics)
• Minimum 2 years of laboratory experience directing or supervising high-complexity testing
• Minimum 2 years of direct experience with Next Generation sequencing assay development and data anaysis
•Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.
• Must be willing to work in Houston, TX

Desired Characteristics
• MD licensed to practice medicine in the state of Texas
• Certified by the American Board of Pathology
Accepting constructive criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations. This includes continuing to persevere and remaining calm in challenging or frustrating circumstances
•External Focus: Understanding customer needs, marketplace dynamics, industry trends, and the competitive landscape in the industry/function and considering the external impact of business activities and decisions on the external environment
•Inclusiveness: Energizing others by building a connection with the team through personal involvement and trust and providing feedback and coaching to help develop others
• Clear thinker: Simplifying strategy into specific actions with clear accountability, making decisions with speed and accuracy based on best available information, and communicating priorities clearly and concisely

Contact Information: 

Melissa Grosshuesch at

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