Vice President or Senior Director Laboratory Operations, Next Generation Sequencing

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Vice President or Senior Director, Laboratory Operations, Next Generation Sequencing

Pharma-Cruiting Life Sciences Executive Search is seeking a Vice President or Senior Director, Lab Operations to head up our clients new NGS Laboratory.

The successful candidate will have built an NGS lab team, expanded the capacity of the lab and have held a similar position previously.

The job description is still in draft mode but this should give you a broad idea of what is required.


Work with a cutting-edge genomics workflow to provide high-quality next-generation sequencing data with rapid turnaround times.

Utilize automation and robotics to standardize the discovery pipeline from sample acquisition to sequencing output.

Maintain quality metrics and data generation for next-generation sequencing platforms.

Work to establish and maintain CLIA/CAP compliance. 



PhD in clinical laboratory science, chemical, physical or biological science  - ideally FACMG qualification but not required.

  • MS in medical technology, clinical laboratory science, chemical, physical or biological science 

  • NGS Clinical high throughput experience

  • NGS CLIA/CAP expertise and experience on the operations &  business side. 

  • Experience with CAP & CLIA and accrediting process.  

  • Experience with methodologies and protocols involved in next-generation sequencing.

  • Ability to work with others to plan and carry out scientific programs.

  • Self-driven and works well in an interdisciplinary team with minimal direction.

  • Strong desire to build products that will save lives and change the course of cancer.

  • Excellent communication skills as this person will be the bridge through the lab and business operations

Desired Skills:

  • Oncology experience desired not required

  • Experience with robotics and automated liquid handling systems.

  • Knowledge of LIMS platforms and various computer systems.

How to Apply

Email Ruth Frazer: [email protected]

About Our Organization

Pharma-Cruiting Life Sciences Executive Search is an industry leading recruiting firm headquartered in Philadelphia. We specialize in executive search in Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Medical Devices with a focus on Oncology Precision Medicine, Immuno-Oncology and Immunotherapy throughout the United States. 

With over 24 years of industry experience, Pharma-Cruiting Life Sciences Executive Search has achieved the level of expertise necessary to successfully place elite executive talent giving companies a competitive edge and helping world-class professionals accomplish their dreams.


 We distinguish ourselves by "Recruiting only the Elite".

  Our accumulation of industry knowledge, expertise and extensive network of contacts has created sustained working relationships to enable us to create the perfect match for you.


 We deliver exceptional, strategic, comprehensive, and client-focused personalized services.


 Our strength is delivering the best and brightest talent aligned with your diversity and inclusion workforce goals.  


 Professionalism, integrity, excellence in execution and customer satisfaction are our highest priority. 

Contact Pharma-Cruiting Life Sciences Executive Search today for all of your recruitment needs: 

267-544-5620 or email: [email protected]

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