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Director of Laboratory Operations, Molecular

Charleston, SC · Job ID: 8767 · · Industry: Laboratory Management

Lighthouse Recruiting is representing a molecular laboratory that is rapidly growing in the Charleston, SC area. Our client is seeking a Laboratory Operations Director to help move the business forward with sound scientific and operational strategy. Not only is this an excellent opportunity to work autonomously in an environment where your day-to-day contributions will really make an impact, but this labs location also provides one of the best locales in the country.

In this position, you will be responsible for the overall direction of laboratory operations at the site level, coordinate, monitors and facilitates a program of activities designed to provide production and quality goals within budget constraints. This includes appropriate staffing, regimented training and providing necessary tools to ensure adherence to laboratory productivity goals and compliance to the laboratory quality system.

If this sounds appealing to you, and you fit the below-preferred profile, we would love to hear from you.

Primary Responsibilities:

-In collaboration with departmental management, develop, promote and re-establish as necessary operational performance levels aligned to corporate goals and objectives.

-Ensure processes are compliant with current applicable statutory and regulatory requirements and that staff are adequately trained to understand and follow current processes.

-Ensure rigor of production system allows timely identification, diagnosis and mitigation of immediate and future business, product and patient risk.

-Promote professional development of direct reports through staff performance reviews, written goals and objectives and other managerial techniques.

-Develop and administer budgets and schedules.

-Excellent and demonstrated leadership skills. 

-Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

-Ability to demonstrate practical applications and flexibility in adapting programs and services to meet specific requirements.

-And other duties not described above.

Basic Preferred Profile:

– Master level or PhD

– 5 + years experience in clinical laboratory management preferred

– Experience working in a start up environment preferred
Salary and Benefits:

– Salary is competitive, based on experience

– Health Benefits


– Holidays

About Us:


At Lighthouse Lab Services, we offer solutions to help start, grow, and run clinical laboratories. Our recruiting team has over 14 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.


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