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Clinical Laboratory Director
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #14394

A well-established CLIA-certified and COLA-accredited genetics and toxicology laboratory near Houston, TX is seeking a dynamic expert to serve as full-time Clinical Laboratory Director on their rapidly growing team. Ideally, this individual will have chemistry, toxicology, and molecular experience to be able to cover the wide range of testing performed at the lab.  
This lab was founded to provide a different lab testing model and has since evolved into a powerhouse for diagnostic testing. Their mission is to revolutionize the healthcare industry as they go above and beyond for their community.  

  • Application Processing: Complete, process, and maintain CLIA, CAP, and 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 and one of the below listed board certifications. Preference will be given to those with experience with chemistry, toxicology, NGS, and PCR.  

For PhDs:   

  • ABB – American Board of Bioanalysis  

  • ABCC – American Board of Clinical Chemistry  

  • ABMGG – American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (formerly known as American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG)) 

  • ABMM – American Board of Medical Microbiology  

  • NRCC – National Registry of Certified Chemists 


  • $200,000+ dependent upon experience 

  • 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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