Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Pathology & Immunology, Division of Cytogenetics. The position is located at Cortex One. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Under administrative direction, oversees clinical and operational success of the clinical genomics laboratory and the clinical diagnostic testing outreach program.� Manages all phases of marketing in conjunction with central department administration with an emphasis on market development and product launch and support.� Supports laboratory training program for master's level clinical technologists.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collaborates with directors, laboratory staff, and LIS staff to optimize laboratory infrastructure.
Recruits, hires, and manages laboratory staff.
Builds and supervises the establishment of critical molecular diagnostic clinical assays to support clinical research, clinical trials, and translational research projects; assists in genetic and genomic assay design, optimization and validation.
Communicates with internal and external agencies, e.g. CAP, CLIA, IRB, to ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies governing patient service delivery and the rules of accrediting bodies.� Monitors operations, programs and physical properties, initiating appropriate changes to ensure laboratory quality and compliance. Tracks and reports on quality control and quality assurance metrics for affiliated clinical genomics laboratories in partnership with Performance Improvement Consultant and Patient Safety Coordinator.
Analyzes, recommends, and implements process/ productivity action plans to enhance laboratory operational effectiveness.
Develops and maintains knowledge of current genetics testing market conditions and trends.� Prepares analysis and makes recommendations.
Collaborates with central department administration to create and execute strategies, plans, and management systems for market development: awareness development, sales programs, physician education programs, communications and public relations.
Represents WUSM Department of Pathology and Immunology at external meetings, both through scientific presentations and distribution/representation of marketing materials. Performs biomedical literature review, in support of scholarly publications, variant assessment and reanalysis (curation), maintenance of laboratory databases, and formal presentations at WUSM and national venues.
Provides input to the selection and development of new diagnostic products.� Articulates product clinical applications and benefits to external scientific community.
Supports development of curriculum and training for ASCP certified laboratory technologists enrolled in the Clinical Genomics training program.
Coordinates education for faculty and trainees in the area of clinical genomics, next generation sequencing (NGS) operations, and training and qualification for NGS software application(s) that manage NGS testing workflows.� This position requires expertise in CLIA- and College of American Pathologist (CAP)- compliant molecular diagnostic testing, human genetics, and DNA sequence variant assessment.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in biology and/or chemistry with five (5) years related experience required or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Laboratory experience establishing and maintaining CAP/CLIA certification and regulatory guidelines required.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
Knowledge of human genetics and disease associations.
Strong working knowledge of clinical genomics, development of diagnostics, and experience marketing clinical tests to the scientific community.
Effective interpersonal and leadership skills with ability to interact with physicians, technical personnel, and administration.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong presentation skills.
Attentiveness to detail and ability to define and execute multiple projects.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Job Location/Working Conditions
Work is performed in a laboratory environment with exposure to blood, body fluids and chemical hazards. Must be physically able to wear protective equipment. Travel required, less than 25%.
The hiring range for this position is $75,358 - $96,096 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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