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Clinical Laboratory Director
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #14214

Lighthouse Lab Services has partnered with a diagnostics manufacturing company that is seeking an immunology expert to serve as full-time Clinical Laboratory Director of their organization near Los Angeles, California. This company is focused on patient-centric genomics and improves clinical study efficiency while transforming the management of immune-mediated disease by providing a more complete picture of the patient’s health. 

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

  • Equipment Recommendations: Recommend appropriate equipment and supplies for the testing panel within the lab. 

  • 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 ideal 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 an unrestricted New York Certificate of Qualification in Diagnostic Immunology as well as a California Clinical Genetic Molecular Biologist license.  

For PhDs:

  • ABB – American Board of Bioanalysis  

  • ABCC – American Board of Clinical Chemistry in Molecular Diagnostics  

  • ABFT – American Board of Forensic Toxicology   

  • ABMGG – American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics  

  • ABMLI – American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology   

  • ABMM – American Board of Medical Microbiology  

  • ACHI – American College of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics 

  • NRCC – National Registry of Certified Chemists 

For MDs/DOs:   

  • ABP—American Board of Pathology certification in Anatomic, Clinical, or Molecular Genetic Pathology 

  • Current possession or eligibility to obtain an unrestricted California Medical License  


  • $300,000+ dependent upon experience 

  • Additional bonus structure 

  • Full benefits 

  • Relocation assistance    

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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