Clinical Laboratory Director

Sorenson Genomics
Job Location
2511 S. West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Commensurate with Experience

Sorenson Genomics offers excellent benefits including paid holidays, medical, dental, vision insurance, life insurance, short term and long term disability, AD&D insurance, and 401K which includes a company match.  

Job Description

Genomics, a leader in DNA testing services, is currently seeking a highly-motivated and dedicated Clinical Laboratory Director in its Salt Lake office.  The Clinical Laboratory Director at Sorenson Genomics is a member of the executive management team with a specific focus on the overall operation, administration, and technical oversight of the clinical laboratory.  The Clinical Laboratory Director, working in conjunction with others on the executive management team, has responsibility and authority for all policies, processes, and procedures performed by the clinical laboratory. 

Under the direction of the President/Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Scientific Officer, the Clinical Laboratory Director will qualify and hold licenses in jurisdictions in which the laboratory operates and may be deemed the laboratory director for any/all of the following: CLIA, CAP and any applicable state or other regulatory or accrediting agency.  The Clinical Laboratory Director will direct the technical performance and scientific activities of the clinical laboratory staff and will perform all duties of a laboratory director as required by applicable laws, regulations and accreditation standards.  Additionally, the Clinical Laboratory Director will be readily available for personal, telephone or electronic consultation to the laboratory’s staff, physicians, and clients. 

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meet the requirements for personal licensure as a Clinical Laboratory Director for CLIA, and applicable states.

  • Work with laboratory management and the quality assurance team to maintain laboratory licensure and accreditation from all regulatory agencies, which have jurisdiction over the laboratory.

  • Review all relevant policies, processes, and procedures and ensure that an approved procedure manual is available to all personnel responsible for any aspect of the testing process.

  • Oversee the proper performance, interpretation, review and reporting of laboratory procedures.

  • Ensure that the test methodologies selected have the capability of providing the quality of results required for patient care.

  • Provide effective and efficient technical and scientific direction of the laboratory.


  • Ensure that reports of test results include pertinent information required for clinical interpretation.

  • Ensure that the laboratory is enrolled in an approved proficiency testing program.

  • Work with the corporate safety officer to ensure compliance with OSHA and state/local regulations as well as other applicable safety regulations.

  • Participate and support other duties and projects as needed or assigned by the President/COO and/or Chief Scientific Officer.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree (MD, DO, or PhD) with appropriate board certification.

  • Meet the minimum requirements of regulatory and accrediting agencies including CLIA and New York.

  • Must be qualified as Laboratory Director of high complexity testing in NY, CA, MD, and FL.

  • Must hold a current Certificate of Qualification from New York State and be eligible to add genetic testing to the certificate.

     Preferred Experience:

    A thorough knowledge of clinical genetics, pharmacogenetics and molecular pathology.  Current board certification from the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG).  Current New York Certificate of Qualification for genetic testing.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates may submit resume to In order for your resume to be considered, please include Clinical Laboratory Director in the subject line of your email.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status or medical condition.


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