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Associate Lab Director
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #15459

Looking for an Associate Lab Director opportunity in the Raleigh area? Look no further! Lighthouse Lab Services has partnered with a growing independent reference laboratory in Raleigh, NC. Perfectly located between the beautiful NC beaches and mountains, Raleigh is an absolute gem of a city!

Role Overview:
We are looking for an Associate Lab Director to support the Laboratory Director or similar management in providing technical and operational oversight for the daily activities of the laboratory staff.  The Associate Director is responsible for ensuring the operational workflow, processes, and resources are utilized appropriately to meet the quality and turn-around time expectations associated with the testing; is expected to develop and track Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) associated with a production environment and specific to the nature of the high-complexity molecular testing performed; will over-see laboratory staff, daily scheduling, prioritization, inventory control, capacity planning, and laboratory training.  Working with their Laboratory Supervisors, the Associate Director promotes and maintains a high-performance, production-minded, positive work environment and encourages dedication to quality. 


  • The Associate Director can qualify as a Technical Supervisor and must meet the requirements for General Supervisor under CLIA and CAP.
  • Additionally, the Associate Director must meet Laboratory Supervisor requirements for NYS CLEP.  
    • At a minimum:
      • Qualified as a medical/molecular technologist
      • Bachelor’s Degree in in molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry or a related field
    • A minimum of 6 years’ experience, after qualifying as a molecular/medical technologist, in a clinical laboratory, of which at least 2 years have been under the direction of a CLIA certified Laboratory/Medical Director
    • Additionally, a minimum of 2-3 years supervisory or leadership experience in a clinical laboratory setting is required.

Skill requirement:                                          

  • Experience processing samples in a high throughput clinical laboratory required.
  • Strong molecular biology bench skills and experience with Next Generation Sequencing required.
  • Proven ability to organize, schedule, and motivate a team.
  • Excellent communication skills with team members and key stake holders.
  • Familiarity and working knowledge of CLIA/CAP laboratory processes.
  • Must be able to follow and promote Good Documentation Practices (GDP).
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to organize, create, and/or implement visual workplace design, including 5S, KanBan or similar systems.
  • Proficiency with multiple software applications and interfaces.
  • Aptitude to drive a culture of quality, high-performance production while creating and enforcing a positive and safe work environment

About Us:

At Lighthouse Lab Services, we offer solutions to help start, grow, and run clinical laboratories. Our recruiting team has over 16 years of proven success placing job seekers in positions ranging from entry level Medical Technologists to seasoned Laboratory Directors. We recruit nationwide, for permanent and travel positions with clients ranging from small hospitals to large reference laboratories.

It is the policy of Lighthouse Lab Services to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Lighthouse Lab Services will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Lighthouse Lab Services | 800-838-0602 | lighthouselabservices.com

#MTP Job ID: 15459


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