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Microbiology Technical Director, Lab Operations - Clifton NJ

Employer
Quest Diagnostics
Location
Allwood, New Jersey, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 7, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Statistics, Biology
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Overview:
The Director serves as a technical resource to physicians, clients and internal personnel. In addition, the Director will oversee quality, instrumentation and automation in the laboratories. He/she is responsible for the validity, accuracy, and analyses of all tests performed within the Laboratory. Also, this individual will provide guidance to personnel on all laboratory audits. Furthermore, the Technical Director will partner closely with the Medical Director and Laboratory Director to provide sound technical, medical and operational direction to the Business Unit.

Responsibilities:
Respond to technical inquiries from physicians and clients. Support the network laboratories by undertaking reagent and instrument evaluations. Assist in performing experimental testing procedures; suggest changes in methods to increase validity and accuracy. Determine and develop departmental standards for all test procedures; prescribe appropriate test methods, and ensure strict adherence to quality control programs. Develop and maintain contacts with educational institutions, professional organizations, government agencies, etc. to keep abreast of changes and developments in the area of clinical test procedures for the diagnosis of illnesses and diseases.

Qualifications:
QUALIFICATIONS Required Work Experience: 10+ years of work experience. Solid experience in an independent clinical and/or hospital lab environment. Preferred Work Experience: N/APhysical and Mental Requirements: N/AKnowledge: Strong working knowledge of at least 2 or more of the following areas: Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Urinalysis, Toxicology, Immunology, Microbiology. Knowledge of Blood Bank and/or Histology/Pathology a plus. Working knowledge of business operations, costs and efficiencies. Strong working knowledge of statistics. Strategic understanding of staffing needs. Strong working knowledge of federal, state and CAP regulations Skills: Excellent customer service skills required. Able to speak credibly, concisely and accurately to both physicians and clients. Excellent follow-up skills. Strong presentation skills. Strong leadership skills. Able to extract and apply theoretical and academic knowledge in an operational and transactional setting. EDUCATION Doctorate Degree(Required)
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