Assistant Director, NextGen Laboratory

Job Location
Gaithersburg, MD

As a GeneDx employee you will become part of a company that has received national recognition and is a great place to work. We offer excellent full-time benefits to include 17 days paid time off per year, participation in the company's group health insurance, life, disability, 401K retirement plans. 

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Job Description


Assistant Director, NextGen Laboratory

GeneDx, Inc

Gaithersburg, MD



Requirements: PhD or MS in medical technology, chemistry, biology, or related life science.


GeneDx is searching for a full time Assistant Director, NextGen Laboratory to work on-site in our headquarters in Gaithersburg, MD.


The Assistant Director is the leader of the NextGen team, and is responsible for the daily operations of the NG Lab.  The position requires the Assistant Director to monitor the performance characteristics of tests and ensures acceptable levels of performance. The NG leader must have a solid understanding of Next Generation Sequencing approaches and lead the team with creative solutions and advances in the area of molecular testing.


Responsibilities include:


  • Direct day-to-day activities of the NextGen laboratory operation and staff.

  • Resolve technical problems in accordance with GeneDx policies and procedures.

  • Actively communicate the status of tests and take necessary remedial action when test performance characteristics deviate from established standards. 

  • Review and update SOPs and oversees all departmental QA/QC activities.


Qualifications: PhD in medical technology, chemistry, biology, or related life science, plus 2 years relevant work experience, or MS in the same fields, plus 4 years relevant work experience.

About Our Organization

GeneDx is rapidly growing CLIA-Certified diagnostic genetics laboratory. We provide cutting edge technologies for genetic molecular diagnostics and offer vital, new-platform products in the critical area of molecular diagnostics. We specialize in genetic testing for rare hereditary disorders, but also test for common disorders.  Our primary mission is to make clinical testing available to people with rare genetic conditions and their families

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