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Clinical Laboratory Operations Manager
  • Location: Doraville, GA
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #14545

Lighthouse Lab Services has partnered with an independent reference laboratory in the early stages of building their laboratory. This opportunity is located just north of Atlanta, GA.  The laboratory is currently running COVID samples, and is in the process of validating for Toxicology.

Our client is currently seeking a Clinical Laboratory Operations Site Director to lead their clinical laboratory in Atlanta, GA. This leader will be responsible for leading a cross functional team overseeing all operations at the facility including laboratory and support functions. The successful candidate will create, inspire, innovate, and develop future leaders.

Management Responsibilities:

Management over all the clinical laboratory operations including technical, scientific, and support functions

Oversee the financial performance of the laboratory including budgeting and planning for all laboratory and support departments

Identify and implement the appropriate strategies for reducing costs and improving the quality of services

Manage the talent pipeline to execute the laboratory operations staffing plan and create effective leadership succession

Direct the activities of the laboratory team members to ensure day-to-day operations are in compliance with internal policies, procedures, and CLIA/CAP regulatory standards

Ensure quality accuracy and that all quality monitors meet site and companywide objectives

Collaborate with the R&D team to assist in the development and implementation of new testing or methodologies

Maintain knowledge base of relevant fields and techniques and educate laboratory operations team members on the same

Remain available for telephone consultation with referring physician, clients, sales, and marketing groups

Special projects as assigned by VP, Lab Operations

Leadership Responsibilities: Influence change in opinions and attitudes of others towards the common goal. Focus on bringing necessary people, processes, and other resources in place to achieve the goal.

Play a primary role in establishing workplace culture and impacts the quality and rate at which the laboratory progresses over time.

Inspire others to find self-motivation, greater creativity, and productivity and create team spirit.

Responsible for the development of the leadership team, including succession planning, development, and promotion plans, with a focus on strengthening individuals and their capabilities

As a champion of quality of care and patient safety, organize comprehensive laboratory safety and risk assessments and ensure such activities are familiar and ingrained in the local workplace culture


Bachelor's degree required; graduate level degree preferred

Minimum 7 years of relevant laboratory experience (clinical laboratory, pharmaceutical, or biotech industries)

Minimum 5 years of management experience

Strong technical knowledge of molecular biology and molecular testing laboratory practices (CLIA, CAP, NYDOH)

Demonstrated ability to lead and develop others successfully

High aptitude for conflict resolution and relationship building

Ability to adapt/modify leadership and communication styles to achieve best outcomes

Success with teambuilding, employee engagement, and employee recognition initiatives

Experience in balancing all aspects of staffing, workflow, and prioritization within the operation

Attention to detail, organizational ability, clinical judgement, and good communication skills

Customer-focused with the ability to build strong collaborative relationships with the business unit heads and functional managers

Minimum 5 years of management experience leading a team of 25 or more

Experience in Genomics and Pathology

Salary and Benefits:

  • $75-100k commensurate with experience

  • Medical, Dental, Vision after 90 days

About Us:

At Lighthouse Lab Services, we offer solutions to help start, grow, and run clinical laboratories. Our recruiting team has over 18 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. Lighthouse Lab Services is committed to working and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including persons with disabilities. If at any time during the application process, you need an accommodation, please contact recruiting@lighthouselabservices.com for assistance.

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