The Clinical Lab Manager is a part of our laboratory team who tests clinical oncology samples and develops our assays for cancer treatment selection and monitoring. Your work directly helps identify targeted treatments and clinical trials that can benefit cancer patients. Reporting to the Sr. Manager of Assay Development, you will work cross functionally within the lab, supporting quality management, collaborations and coordinating clinical lab activities. We have a growing volume of clinical samples and we will benefit from your organization and coordination.
What you’ll do
- Help to manage day to day clinical operations in the CAP/CLIA/DAP accredited laboratory and lead in coordinating laboratory staff.
- Organize quality management in the laboratory:
- Follow up on quality metrics.
- Organize documentation, write SOPs, and document control.
- Keep our lab compliant to CAP, CLIA, DAP standards.
- Assist in accreditations and audits.
- Lead special projects as they come up, for example coordinating LIMS setup or implementing an electronic quality management system.
- Organize equipment calibrations, sourcing new equipment and vendor requests.
- Identify, negotiate, implement and maintain research and clinical collaborations with research organizations, clinical sites, partners, clients, vendors and other third party collaborators.
- Communicate with outside third parties for clinical requests and information.
- Ensure proper ethics approvals are in place and that samples are handled correctly and in a timely manner.
- Write proposals, protocols and reports required by collaborations.
- Participate in new employee onboarding and training; provide feedback to staff to maintain optimum performance and high quality service.
Who you are
- Interpersonal skills: You have excellent communication skills– written, verbal and non-verbal. You’re considerate and have the ability to develop cooperative relationships with your team members and our external partners.
- Accuracy: Dedicated to precision and accuracy in our regulated clinical environment.
- Quality: A commitment to quality and an understanding of the quality mindset.
- Decision making: Ability to make informed or educated decisions in a fast paced environment.
- Leadership: Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities. You are willing to roll up your sleeves, lead by example, and inspire high performance.
- Organizational skills: Ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced, changing environment
- Initiative: Ability to take initiative, make iterative improvements with a positive and professional attitude.
- Clinical experience: Experience in a clinically accredited laboratory is necessary. Also, experience with electronic quality management systems, LIMS and histopathology procedures will be considered an asset.
Who we are
We believe everyone with cancer should have the same fighting chance to survive and thrive. We work in a rapidly evolving field that attracts smart, talented people who are committed to making a difference for cancer patients. But not everyone has access to the latest advances. People who join us are committed to bringing equity to critical aspects of cancer care. We are a lean and driven team building on this vision from the ground up. You’re a self-starter who can pitch in right away by deploying your own expertise to make this shared vision a reality.
To apply for this position, email CV and cover letter to email@example.com with job code: JD031 in the header.
We thank all applicants, however, only those to be considered for an interview will be contacted.