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Molecular Supervisor
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #14455

Just west of Chicago lies beautiful St. Charles, Illinois. They call it the “pride of the fox” for the Fox River that runs through its center. It’s home to parks, theatre, and culture. It’s also where you’ll find your next job!

Lighthouse Lab Services is looking for a Molecular Supervisor for a clinical laboratory in St. Charles.

The Molecular Supervisor is responsible for the operational supervision and direction of the Molecular lab to ensure prompt and accurate testing and reporting of clinical results.

This position is primarily responsible for singleplex and multiplex PCR analysis and review of microbiome and pathogen results in stool. Additional responsibilities include supervision of SARS CoV-2 PCR testing.

You will be responsible for oversight and performance of both automated and manual testing with the overall goal of providing results that will be used for diagnosis and management of health conditions.

This is a 1st shift position however requires flexibility to work needed hours to assure that business needs are being met.

Key responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Supervise the lab operations of the Molecular Department, including accurate delivery of patient results, and competency assessments.
  • Attend staff and management meetings and oversee daily lab operations
  • Responsible for laboratory performance criteria including:
    • Delivering patient laboratory results within specified TAT
    • Monitoring and ensuring acceptable repeat and failure rates.
    • Achieving pre-determined assay reagent and supply costs.
  • Monitor daily workflow in the lab, planning and scheduling for adequate assay coverage, and troubleshooting. Escalates problems as necessary.
  • Supervise, train and mentor laboratory staff. Assist with the hiring of qualified employees
  • Work closely and cooperatively with the Microbiology Lab Manager and other department supervisor(s) and managers.
  • Perform PCR runs, analyze data and prepare technical reports.
  • Recommend measures to improve testing procedures and use of equipment.
  • Analyze and resolve or assist workers in solving work problems.
  • Assure that instruments are maintained and records are kept.
  • Monitor test analyses and specimen examinations to ensure that they meet the standards of DDI, CLIA and other licensing authorities
  • Evaluate results to determine interference, inhibition, or other problems that arise during extraction, amplification, or detection of DNA/RNA
  • Determine the acceptability of specimens for testing according to established criteria
  • Report accurate and timely test results to deliver quality patient care

Minimum Preferred Profile:

  • MS in the Biological sciences with at least 4 years of clinical laboratory related experience
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical, or biological science or medical technology from an accredited institution with 6 years of clinical laboratory related experience
  • 2 years in a leadership role strongly preferred
  • Previous experience with performing PCR-based testing.
  • Exceptional communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills and working knowledge of programs such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel

Salary, Schedule, Benefits:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Life, Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits
  • 401K
  • Paid PTO
  • 1st shift

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. 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.

Lighthouse Lab Services | 800-838-0602 | lighthouselabservices.com

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