Assistant Lab Director, FACMG

Organization
Courtagen Life Sciences, Inc.
Job Location
12 Gill Street
Suit 3700
Woburn, MA 01801
Job Description

At Courtagen, we want you to create and build your own success.  Due to growth, we are hiring a person who will be responsible for administering the technical and scientific operations of the laboratory including the reporting of findings of laboratory tests. 

What Is the Job?

Assistant Laboratory Director will be a member of the Clinical Genetics Team, which includes Genetic Counselors and Scientists, to review of clinical data and reports, participate in development of new tests and develop enhanced quality metrics.

You will be responsible for the following:

  • Participate in all aspects of the laboratory’s quality management system to ensure conformance to requirements described in the Quality Management System chapter of these Clinical Laboratory Practice Standards.
  • Provide advice to referring physicians regarding the significance of laboratory findings and ensure that reports of test results include pertinent information required for specific patient interpretation.
  • Effectively implement a plan of correction to deficiencies identified
  • Evaluate the data quality of each variant and highlight those variants related to patient phenotype
  • Review and sign out patient reports
  • Participate and coordinate internal and external proficiency testing
  • Work with the Chief Laboratory Director to ensure quality operation of the laboratory and accuracy of test results.
  • Promote a safe laboratory environment for personnel and the public
  • Develop and review and approve Standard Operating Procedures
Requirements

Who You Are

You are ambitious and confident.  You have the ability to establish a rapport with team members and vendors. You are optimistic by nature.

Ideally you have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution with a chemical, physical or biological science at your major subject.  You are Board Certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics or Active Candidate Status.  If you are certified by the NY State Department of Health in Genetic Testing (molecular) that would be helpful.  You must also have a broad knowledge of CLIA, NY CLEP regulations and CAP accreditation requirements. 

A deep knowledge of genetics, preferably in next generation sequencing and experience in the area of neurological and metabolic disease is also preferred.  

How to Apply

If this job sounds like a solid fit, you want to work in high growth company with proven success, and be part of an entrepreneurial organization that can create positive outcomes in the lives of the patients we test, send your resume right away.  E-mail you resume to [email protected], and tell us why Courtagen Life Sciences should hire you.  Courtagen is located in Woburn, MA.  

About Our Organization

We are seeking ambitious people to join our operations team and make an impact in an innovative and growing industry.  Courtagen is a CLIA-certified Next Generation Sequencing lab focused on the genetic underpinnings of neurological disorders. Our goal is to bring technological and scientific intelligence to doctors, so they can utilize this information in targeting treatment for patients.  

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