We are looking for an experienced molecular testing professional who can take charge of new, start-up clinical lab on the Southside of Atlanta. In this role, you will be responsible for starting and overseeing new operations that will immediately perform Covid-19, RPP, Women’s Panels, STI, and UTI tests.

This an excellent opportunity to work autonomously in an environment where your day-to-day contributions will really make an impact on an under-served community.

This person will be responsible for ensuring that the clinical laboratory’s testing is being carried out in accordance with procedures and that corrective actions are taken to resolve any technical problems that arise. Once testing is up and running, they could be responsible for the supervision of molecular testing personnel.

The Role You'll Play:

  • Validation experience will be required
  • Establishes performance criteria for laboratory tests
  • Establishes a quality control program appropriate for high complexity molecular diagnostics and acceptable levels of analytical performance
  • Resolves technical problems and ensures remedial actions are taken when test systems deviate from established performance specifications
  • Ensures that test results are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken and test system is functioning as expected
  • Identifies training needs and ensures that testing personnel received necessary training and education
  • Assesses competency of testing personnel through direct observation and record review
  • Ability to operate in a high-volume and high-throughput environment


  • Quant Studio 5 and 12
  • King Fisher 96


  • ASCP Certification a plus
  • Knowledge of molecular biology methodologies preferably with experience in RNA extractions, PCR methods
  • An understanding and experience documenting basic quality control as relates to equipment, reagents, and CLIA lab space
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively; exercise good judgment
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills


  • $30-35/hour (client has some flexibility on this based on experience and ability for quick placement)
  • Health, Vision, and Dental coverage
  • Paid PTO
  • Sign-on and quarterly bonus eligibility

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. 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.

#LK Job ID: 12172

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