Manager, Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory

Connecticut, United States
10 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
10 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

Responsible and accountable for all administrative, technical and personnel matters for the efficient and high-quality operation and management of the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory. Has the responsibility for development, interpretation, and application of lab policies and procedures, budgets and planning in conjunction with Medical Director of Lab.

Major Duties and Essential Functions

  • Manage and direct the daily operations of the laboratory including approving work schedules, maintaining proper staffing, and supervising the daily work activities of medical technologists and clerical staff.
  • Ensure appropriateness of test results in coordination with Director and attending Pathologists.
  • Reviews and evaluates report validation, abnormal and unexpected test results with Pathologists.
  • Responsible for quality control and quality assurance for all testing performed in the lab.
  • Manages clinical issues and refers as appropriate to the Medical Director as needed.
  • Ensures adequate laboratory supplies and sound inventory control within budget parameters.
  • Ensures that all laboratory equipment is properly maintained to include service contractual arrangements and facilitates repair when necessary.
  • In conjunction with Path ITS ensured effective IT functionality for the lab.
  • Responsible for the training of Pathology residents, fellows, med techs, etc. Provides orientation to new employees and on-going in-service instruction to assigned personnel.
  • Institute and execute quality control and quality improvement measures and establish standards of performance to comply with University, State and Federal regulatory agency standards.
  • Maintain University and government policies and regulations with regards to hazardous and biological waste material disposal.
  • Utilize and/or understand PCR and capillary electrophoresis as well as gel electrophoresis and real time PCR to genotype hematolymphoid neoplasms and solid tumors.
  • Utilize and/or understand PCR and capillary electrophoresis as well as real time PCR to analyze a variety of infectious agents.
  • Utilize and/or understand FISH and other hybridization applications.
  • Utilize and/or understand NGS applications.
  • Evaluate the potential application of new technologies to molecular diagnostics.
  • Organize and monitor proficiency testing and prepare and participate in laboratory inspections by the CAP, State of Connecticut Dept. of Health or any other regulatory agency as required.
  • Assists with cost analysis for existing and newly developed assays.

Essential Duties

  1. Reviews and determines staffing needs, job posting requirements, salary guidelines, and labor agreement interpretations for exempt and non-exempt staff in one or more functional department of the University.
  2. Manages the administrative support needs for exempt and nonexempt staff and provides recommendations, improvements, solutions and assistance as needed.
  3. Manages and monitors technology needs, conducts inventory, and system requirements for the assigned departments.
  4. Develops and prepares budgets, financial forecasts, and financial analyses and the actual vs. budgeted performance reports for the departments.
  5. Manages the use of facilities in one or more departments including office space, work stations, equipment, and office supplies.
  6. Manages administrative support for activities of one or more departments to ensure timely completion of projects.
  7. Manages and coordinates training sessions for assigned departments when new policies or practices are adopted.
  8. Ensures compliance with University and federal regulations as they apply to the assigned departments.
  9. Identifies, plans, and develops administrative policies for the assigned departments.
  10. Assists in reviewing and implements University and departmental policies as they pertain to the administrative functions of the assigned department.
  11. Assesses and makes recommendations regarding staff development and staffing levels.
  12. Monitors, develops, plans, and executes systematic research on user requirements through such mechanisms as surveys, interviews, focus groups and competitive analysis.
  13. Manages a staff of exempt and non-exempt employees.
  14. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in related field and 5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Minimum 5 years working in a Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory or another laboratory performing relevant testing, including one year of lead, supervisory, or management experience.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Demonstrated ability to utilize and/or understand FISH and other hybridization applications.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Demonstrated ability to utilize and/or understand NGS applications.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

MT (ASCP) or MB (ASCP) certification.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Excellent managerial, technical, interpersonal, problem solving and organizational skill.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

MS in related field preferred. Experience with nucleic acid extraction, PCR, RT-PCR, gel electrophoresis, SSCP, FISH and NGS. Experience with LIS system. Strong supervisory skills strongly preferred.

Weekend Hours Required?


Evening Hours Required?


Drug Screen


Health Screening


Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

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