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Director - Clinical Genomics Laboratory

Kelly Services
Farmington, CT 06030
**Director Clinical Genomics Laboratory (W2, direct hire)**


**Overview:** Kelly Services is seeking a motivated, hardworking individual to join our clients team as a Director of Clinical Genomics Laboratory. This is a direct hire role for a well-known and highly respected nonprofit biomedical research institute whose mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.


The Director, Clinical Genomics Laboratory is responsible for the overall operation, leadership, and administration of the Clinical and Preclinical Genomic Services Laboratory. The incumbent will maintain regulatory compliance in accordance with Federal, State Regulations governing clinical laboratories, and the requirements for accreditation by the College of American Pathologists, fostering a culture of innovation and transparency, while providing accurate and reliable patient test results. The Director will serve as the technical face of the genomic services laboratory, providing strategic consultation and guidance to customers, external collaborators and internal stakeholders on leading edge molecular technologies, and their applications in clinical testing while maintaining a constructive and collaborative working relationship.


**Key Responsibilities:**


+ **Laboratory Operations:** Provide strong leadership and overall operational management to the clinical genomic services laboratory, towards maintaining a robust operational team with a focus on quality, efficiency, effectiveness, teamwork and continuous improvement in all aspects of the laboratory operations. 30%

+ **Compliance, Quality and Clinical Diagnostics:** Ensure CLIA and CAP compliance and accreditation by ensuring appropriate systems and infrastructure are in place and utilized efficiently and as per the established SOPs. Serve as the CLIA lab director; provide clinical diagnosis and final sign off on reports. Maintain overall accountability for all test reporting that is provided by the clinical laboratory. 40%

+ **Innovation:** Be the technical expert and advisor to the CLIA Research and Development team on NGS and other advanced technologies, their interpretation, and their application in clinical testing. Provide input and guidance of the product development pipeline in order to generate novel solutions that fit the companys mission, addressing the unmet needs of the patient. Rapidly validate and commercialize new assays that fit customer needs. 15%

+ **Strategy, Business Development and Implementation:** Working closely with the Program Director for Clinical Genomics and Senior Leadership Team, contribute by providing strategic input and direction for the business and operations. Provide leadership to Clinical Genomics Lab team in strategic planning for upcoming services offerings and implementation of launch plan for subsequent service offerings. Ensure that standardization and systems are implemented collaboratively and effectively. 15%


**Required Qualifications:**


+ Appropriate combination of education, certification and experience necessary to serve as clinical laboratory director for expanding genetic and genomics focused CLIA/CAP-accredited lab with Molecular Pathology and Cytogenetics sections.

+ MD Pathologist with ABP clinical pathology certification or DO with AOBP and licensed to practice in state of CT (or)

+ PhD in biological, or clinical laboratory science, currently ABMGG, ABB boarded in clinical molecular genetics, or Molecular Genetic Pathology boarded through American Board of Pathology.

+ Eligible or certified for NYS CoQ - Genetic Testing (Molecular) and Oncology (Molecular and Cellular Tumor markers)

+ Masters degree in Business Administration will be a plus.

+ Must meet all qualifications to be designated the Clinical Laboratory Director including; good standing with CMS and CLIA state and federal offices and CAP accreditation agency, qualified for Clinical Lab Director as outlined in the CLIA regulations (493.1445) and in accordance with Connecticut state requirements.

+ A minimum of 5+ years of experience in a clinical laboratory operations, molecular genetic assay development, validation, and reporting, including supervision of staff in a CLIA compliant environment.

+ 7+ years of translational research experience, preferably in Oncology is required with demonstrated ability to develop novel technologies/applications for clinical testing.

+ Experience with next-generation sequencing technologies required. Experience in oncology preferred. Additional experience with constitutional disorders is desirable. Molecular microbiology experience is a strong plus.

+ 5+ years of experience in leadership and collaboration in deploying clinical genomics applications with latest sequencing and informatics methodologies.

+ Demonstrated ability to work effectively with employees at all levels within the organization to achieve strategic, tactical and operational goals.


Please note that resumes from third parties will not be accepted. Apply today for immediate consideration or send your resume directly to **Marina.Hart@kellyscientific.com**


**Why Kelly** **** **?**


Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.


**About Kelly** ****


At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.


Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)
Posted: 2021-04-05 Expires: 2021-05-06

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