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Associate Laboratory Director (Remote)
  • Location: Newark, NJ
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #14470

Lighthouse Lab Services has partnered with a rapidly growing CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited laboratory near Newark, NJ, to search for a full-time, fully remote Associate Laboratory Director to join their organization. This lab is a leader in clinical-grade testing that provides technology, infrastructure, and expertise to drive care initiatives. Their mission is to extend and improve lives by making genomics a foundational part of everyone's health and wellness journey. 

This opportunity is fully remote and can be performed anywhere within the US. Ideally, this individual would make an onsite to the lab once a quarter. 

  • Application Processing: Complete, process, and maintain CLIA, COLA, CAP, and/or state specific applications and documentation. 

  • Equipment Recommendations: Recommend appropriate equipment and supplies for the specific molecular and cytogenetic testing. 

  • Laboratory Build-out and Design: Work in conjunction with instrument manufacturers to plan layout and design on the laboratory space as needed for future changes/additions to the lab. 

  • Validation: Assist, oversee, and guide any new validations. 

  • SOPs: Develop SOPs as needed. 

  • Recruiting: Assist in recruiting, screening, and interviewing potential staff-level employees for the laboratory. 

  • Test Menu: Provides guidance with regard to current and proposed test menus. 

  • Inspection Preparation: Prepare the laboratory and staff for upcoming inspections and surveys. 

  • Industry Knowledge: Keep up-to-date on industry changes in billing, coding, reimbursements, testing, best practices, and innovations. 

  • Billing: Provide pro-formas or other documentation as needed, estimating expected revenues based on reimbursement, start-ups costs, and on-going testing. 

  • Consulting: Provide on-going consultation to address regulatory and technical issues. 

The qualified candidate will possess a doctoral degree (PhD/MD/DO) and one of the below listed board certifications. Preference will be given to those who currently hold or are eligible to obtain a New York Certificate of Qualification in Genetic Testing. 
For PhDs: 

  • ABB – American Board of Bioanalysis with Genetics experience  

  • ABCC – American Board of Clinical Chemistry in Molecular Diagnostics 

  • ABMGG – American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics  

For MDs: 

  • ABP—American Board of Pathology certification in Molecular Pathology OR Clinical Pathology 

  • Current or eligibility to obtain medical licenses in New Jersey and New York preferred  


  • $ 180,000+ dependent upon experience 

  • Bonus structure 

  • Full Benefits 

About Us: 
At Lighthouse Lab Services, we offer solutions to help start, grow, and run clinical laboratories. Our recruiting team has almost 20 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 

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