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Director of Laboratory Operations
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #14443

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Lighthouse Lab Services is looking for a Director of Lab Operations for a new, national medical laboratory focused on infectious disease, immunology, molecular and microbiology testing for the donor transplant industry (HCT/P’s). The position carries a lot of responsibility and will be part of the decision-making team. The ideal candidate will have experience in all aspects of running a lab and will be comfortable with building out a lab from the ground up. We are looking for candidates with scientific, leadership, and operations expertise.


If that’s you – READ ON!


Position Scope

The Director of Lab Operations will oversee all operations and management of the lab. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Setup the lab
  • Complete administrative duties
  • Manage personnel
  • Supervise procedures
  • Manage supply inventory
  • Validate and maintain equipment
  • Ensure all staff activities and tests meet safety standards, regulations and produce quality results
  • May also assist with planning experiments and interpreting test results



  • Ensure that quality control and quality assessment programs are established and maintained to assure the quality of laboratory services
  • Aid in the development of SOP’s/Regulatory Documentation/Compliance Documentation/QMS programs
  • Manage budget and monitors laboratory expenditures including growth needs
  • Ongoing processes evaluation to implement improvements
  • Work with the Quality Assurance department to resolve client complaints
  • Ensure regulatory compliance at the Federal, State, and international levels
  • Assist in the selection of the test methodologies
  • Ensure testing systems developed and used performed in the laboratory provide quality services for all aspects of test performance, including pre-analytic, analytic and post-analytic phases of testing.
  • Verify test procedures are performed and establish laboratory’s test performance characteristics
  • Maintain proficiency on testing requirements
  • Assist Medical Director in maintaining open lines of consultation and communicate with clients on matters related to testing quality
  • Aid account executive team in client presentations and meetings


Education & Experience

  • MD or CLS with 3 years of experience (OR) Certified Specialist with 3 years of experience (OR) PhD with 1-year of experience (OR) MS with 2-years of experience
  • Must hold an active Nevada Laboratory General Supervisor License
  • Must have at least 2 years full-time laboratory training and experience directing or supervising in a clinical and molecular or micro lab environment
  • Must have at least 2 years fulltime laboratory training and experience in directing or supervising high complexity molecular or microbiology testing in human cells, tissues, and cellular based products (HCT/P’s). 
  • Operations experience required


Salary & Benefits:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive benefits package

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. 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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