Supervisor, Molecular Genetics

Job Location
Carlsbad, CA
Job Description

Are you looking for new opportunity with a reputable, fast-growing organization? Do you want to work for a company that has an exciting global mission, innovative business strategies and makes a positive impact in society? Keep reading. 

Genoptix Medical Laboratory, a division of Novartis, is focused on developing and commercializing evidence-driven diagnostic tests to improve physicians' ability to optimize patient outcomes. 

We're currently seeking qualified candidates to join our team in the position of: 

Supervisor, Molecular Genetics 

Position Summary: 
The Molecular Genetics Supervisor is a critical member of the Molecular Genetics Management team. The Supervisor assists the Executive and Associate Directors in the day-to-day personnel, workflow, quality control and equipment management. Actively involved in operations, the Supervisor must be cognizant of any potential quality issues and be a vital voice of the technical personnel within their section, bringing any potential issues to the Molecular Genetics Management team for evaluation and resolution. Duties also include quality assurance tasks and personnel supervision. 

Supervisory Responsibilities include: 
Clinical Lab Technicians and Lab Assistants working in the CLIA and CAP certified clinical laboratories. 

Schedule personnel as appropriate to meet the case load. 

Train new personnel with regard to technical and operational procedures. 

Review and approve timecards, schedules and time off for personnel. 

In the absence of the director, the general supervisor must be responsible for the proper performance of all laboratory procedures and reporting of test results. 

Assist in the identification, qualification, hiring and training of laboratory personnel. 

Implement SOP's for clinical assay procedures as per CLIA regulations, 

Ensure, prompt and accurate reporting of test results and monitor test Turnaround times (TAT). 

Resolving technical problems with assays and lab instruments, monitoring 
Quality Control (QC), Quality Assurance (QA), Safety and Inspection practices to assure compliance with 
CLIA regulations, reviewing periodic QC log sheet and prepare QA summary reports. 

Additional duties as assigned. 
EEO Statement The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


Bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, or biological science or medical technology from an accredited institution. 

Minimum of seven (7) years, 10+ preferred, of laboratory experience as a licensed technologist in high complexity testing in the specialty or sub-specialty they are working, with a minimum of one (1) year in a leadership role. 

Current Clinical Laboratory Scientist, or Clinical Molecular Biologist Scientist license issued by the State of CA. 

Certified by the ASCP in Molecular Genetics. 

Requires a working knowledge of CLIA law and other regulatory guidelines. 

Why you should work here: 
Genoptix offers competitive compensation and benefits programs that include vacation and sick pay, extensive medical insurance coverage, flexible spending accounts, 401 (k) with company match, childcare savings account, commuter benefits and much more! 

Career development opportunities and educational tuition reimbursement programs. 

We offer various fitness programs, discounted gym memberships and encourage eco-friendly initiatives like the "Bike to Work Day". 

Fluid and consistent communications on a quarterly basis from the executive team. 

Fun and exciting events including "Lab Week" and the annual employee appreciation events. 

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