Director, Genetics and Genomics

BloodCenter of Wisconsin
Job Location
638 North 18th Street
P.O. Box 2178
Milwaukee, WI 53210

BloodCenter offers a competitive salary and benefits package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, short and long term disability, holiday pay and a generous paid time off plan

Job Description

Under the direction of the Medical Director, Diagnostic Laboratories (DL) and in partnership with the DL laboratory directors and genetic counselor, this position provides genetics and genomics-related clinical and scientific direction including case review, clinical consultation, and associated assay development.  This role must work effectively with the Medical Director and VP of Diagnostic Laboratories Operations to define research and development priorities, and validate and implement new assays.


We will rely on you to contribute to strategic planning for the organization; developing goals and plans for genetic and genomics to support BCW growth initiatives.  Responsibilities include establishing plans that ensure current standards and state-of-the-art processes are utilized in areas of responsibility.  We will also rely on your to identify, evaluate, and actualize opportunities for new or improved diagnostic assays, in partnership with physicians, scientists, laboratory directors and management.  Also responsible to effectively balance the needs of development, improvement, contract research, and clinical investigation.


Candidates must be PhD from an accredited college or university in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, clinical laboratory science or related field. Position also required the candidate be Board-certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics, or eligible to take the board examination within 6 months of hire.

A minimum of 5 years laboratory experience in genetics and genomics in a research or clinical setting required. Additionally, two years experience in clinical test development, validation and implementation needed. Successful candidates must meet requirements to serve as a medical director of a high-complexity laboratory per CLIA and New York State regulations. Experience in translational research and technology transfer as evidenced by grant support or publications, and knowledge of regulatory compliance and quality systems in clinical laboratory settings required.

Successful candidates will have an in depth understanding of clinical medicine in the fields of genetics and genomics. Strong technical background with demonstrated ability to innovate, develop new tests, and apply new technologies is a must. Demonstrated skill in project management required, as is a strong analytical ability to evaluate and ensure accuracy of data related to quality control and continuous process improvement. Strong leadership is a must, including the demonstrated ability to manage diverse teams and to lead change. This position also requires strong organizational ability to coordinate a broad base of scientific, clinical, and operational functions.

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Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


About Our Organization

As a pioneering leader in science and medicine, BloodCenter of Wisconsin (BCW) contributes to the discovery, diagnosis, treatment and cures for patients like no other single organization, by virtue of the expertise, diversity and innovation that reside within each of its service areas. As a not-for-profit organization, BCW specializes in diagnostic testing, medical services and leading-edge basic and clinical research. BCW also provides life-saving blood, organ, tissue and marrow for Wisconsin families. In collaboration with its many partners, including hospitals, health care providers, blood drive sponsors, researchers, philanthropic supporters and volunteers, BCW is privileged to serve patients locally and throughout the world.

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