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Clinical Laboratory Director
  • Location: New Brunswick, NJ
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #14521

Lighthouse Lab Services has partnered with a precision bioscience company to search for a molecular expert to serve as their full-time Clinical Laboratory Director for their lab near New Brunswick, NJ. The ideal candidate will have significant experience with RNA and oncology as well as strong leadership capabilities to lead and direct a rapidly growing team.
This company develops noninvasive molecular tests to more accurately detect and precisely classify cancers. They deliver breakthrough ease and accuracy of cancer diagnosis and characterization with actionable clinical pathways across the continuum of care.   

  • 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 (PhD/MD/DO) and one of the below listed board certifications in order to direct the high-complexity lab. Preference will be given to those who are eligible to obtain or currently hold a New Jersey Bioanalytical Lab Director license as well as a New York Certificate of Qualification in Molecular Oncology. 

For PhDs:    

  • ABB – American Board of Bioanalysis   

  • ABCC – American Board of Clinical Chemistry in Molecular Diagnostics  

  • ABMGG – American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics  

For MDs/DOs:    

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

  • Current possession or eligibility to obtain an unrestricted New Jersey Medical License   


  • $250,000+ 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 over 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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