A rapidly growing independent reference laboratory in Louisville, Kentucky is seeking a dynamic expert to serve as their full-time Laboratory Director. 

This premiere full service contract research organization specializes in preclinical models for safety, toxicology, and efficacy studies for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies. 


  • 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. Preference will be given to those with chemistry, coagulation, hematology, and urinalysis testing experience.

For PhDs:  

  • ABB – American Board of Bioanalysis 
  • ABCC – American Board of Clinical Chemistry 
  • ABFT  – American Board of Forensic Toxicology 
  • ABMGG  – American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics
  • ABMLI  – American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology 
  • ABMM – American Board of Medical Microbiology 
  • ACHI  – American College of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics 
  • NRCC – Registry of Certified Chemists

For MDs/DOs:  

  • ABP—American Board of Pathology certification in Clinical Pathology 
  • Current possession or eligibility to obtain an unrestricted Kentucky Medical License 


  • $175,000+ 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 16 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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