Laboratory Supervisor - Genomic Testing | GenomeWeb

Laboratory Supervisor - Genomic Testing

Stanford Health Care
Job Location
Palo Alto, CA 94305

This is a fully-benefitted position

Job Description

Your career isn’t motivated solely by success; it’s driven by a passion for advancement, and an aspiration to excel in every way.

Stanford Health Care values professionals like you. Our determination to advance health care and discover new treatments and medicines is matched only by a rigorous belief that better care is the result of a solid commitment to our employees’ careers.

Stanford Health Care is now recruiting for a Laboratory Supervisor that will supervise and help develop a new clinical genomics laboratory within Stanford Clinical Laboratories. 

The initial effort will be directed toward starting an efficient and state-of-the-art Clinical Genomics Service focusing on the analysis of genome and related sequencing data.  This individual will work with an existing, engaged, friendly and collaborative team composed of programmers, bioinformaticians, biocurators, genetic counselors, and laboratory medical directors.  This individual will supervise the work of personnel engaged in this project, including specimen collection and processing, data analysis and curation, data storage, report generation, EMR integration, regulatory compliance, and quality management.

The Lab Supervisor will also be responsible for:

  1. Preparing technical reports reflecting department process volume, testing results, analysis, adverse trends, conclusions or recommendations for management and other hospital personnel.
  2. Develop and implement department specific processes/procedures and quality control programs to ensure reliability of testing procedures, proper function of laboratory equipment and compliance to safety/health and state/federal regulations, and monitors and evaluates, equipment, systems and supplies to ensure operational efficiency and reliability of results.
  3. Supervise laboratory personnel engaged in performing routine and specialized technical procedures.
  4. Plan laboratory work assignments, evaluates work performed and provides direction decisions in handling procedural and technical problems.
  5. Designing appropriate work schedules for subordinate employees and plans daily work assignments in order to maintain adequate staffing to meet customer service needs.
  6. Perform all human resource management responsibilities such as conducting employee performance appraisals, promotions, transfers, interviews, hiring, disciplining, and terminations.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status or on the basis of disability.


Education: Bachelor's degree in a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university

Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.

License/Certification: Current California Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS)

  • Knowledge of genetics, molecular biology, chemistry and related laboratory sciences
  • Knowledge of genetic testing for heritable disorders and cancer
  • Knowledge of high-throughput sequencing and data analysis
  • Knowledge of laboratory controls, methods, procedures and regulations
  • Knowledge of mathematics, general science and laboratory techniques
  • Ability to analyze data, draw conclusions and interpret results
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to develop financial budgets and manage expenses
  • Ability to plan, organize, develop tactical plans and set priorities
  • Ability to solve problems and identify solutions
  • Ability to supervise, coach, mentor, train, and evaluate work results
  • Ability to work effectively both as a team player and leader
How to Apply

Apply by going to our career website:, reference job #31891

Or send your CV/resume to

About Our Organization

Stanford Health Care is a leading academic health system and part of Stanford Medicine, which includes the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Some of the world’s most advanced health care is happening right here, right now. As a member of the Stanford Health Care team, you’ll be supported by a distinctive culture that has earned us our worldwide reputation for excellence. Learn more about current openings by visiting our website

Stanford Health Care (SHC) seeks to heal humanity through science and compassion one patient at a time, through its commitment to care, educate, and discover. Stanford Health Care delivers clinical innovation across its inpatient services, specialty health centers, physician offices, virtual care offerings and health plan programs.

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