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Director, Clinical Genomics Laboratory

Company: Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo
Location: Farmington
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

Posted Date 4 months ago (1/13/2021 2:40 PM) Job ID 2021-28282 Category Other


Director, Clinical Genomics Laboratory

Farmington, Connecticut

The Director, Clinical Genomics Laboratory at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine is responsible for the overall operation, leadership, and administration of JAXs Clinical and Preclinical Genomic Services Laboratory. The incumbent will maintain regulatory compliance in accordance with Federal, State Regulations governing clinical laboratories, and the requirements for accreditation by the College of American Pathologists, fostering a culture of innovation and transparency, while providing accurate and reliable patient test results. The Director will serve as the technical face of the JAX genomic services laboratory, providing strategic consultation and guidance to customers, external collaborators and internal stakeholders on leading edge molecular technologies, and their applications in clinical testing while maintaining a constructive and collaborative working relationship. This position reports to the Program Director, Clinical Genomics.


Laboratory Operations: Provide strong leadership and overall operational management to the clinical genomic services laboratory, towards maintaining a robust operational team with a focus on quality, efficiency, effectiveness, teamwork and continuous improvement in all aspects of the laboratory operations. Compliance, Quality and Clinical Diagnostics: Ensure CLIA and CAP compliance and accreditation by ensuring appropriate systems and infrastructure are in place and utilized efficiently and as per the established SOPs. Serve as the CLIA lab director; provide clinical diagnosis and final sign off on reports. Maintain overall accountability for all test reporting that is provided by the clinical laboratory. Innovation: Be the technical expert and advisor to the CLIA Research and Development team on NGS and other advanced technologies, their interpretation and their application in clinical testing. As a member of the Joint Clinical Lab Governance Committee (JCLGC), provide input and guidance of the product development pipeline in order to generate novel solutions that fit the mission of JAX, addressing the unmet needs of the patient. Rapidly validate and commercialize new assays that fit customer needs. Strategy, Business Development and Implementation: Working closely with the Program Director for Clinical Genomics and Senior Leadership Team, contribute by providing strategic input and direction for the business and operations. Provide leadership to JAX Clinical Genomics Lab team in strategic planning for upcoming services offerings and implementation of launch plan for subsequent service offerings. Ensure that standardization and systems are implemented collaboratively and effectively.


Appropriate combination of education, certification and experience necessary to serve as clinical laboratory director for expanding genetic and genomics focused CLIA/CAP-accredited lab with Molecular Pathology and Cytogenetics sections. MD Pathologist with ABP clinical pathology certification or DO with AOBP and licensed to practice in state of CT (or) PhD in biological, or clinical laboratory science, currently ABMGG, ABB boarded in clinical molecular genetics, or Molecular Genetic Pathology boarded through American Board of Pathology. Eligible or certified for NYS CoQ - Genetic Testing (Molecular) and Oncology (Molecular and Cellular Tumor markers) Masters degree in Business Administration will be a plus. Must meet all qualifications to be designated the Clinical Laboratory Director including; good standing with CMS and CLIA state and federal offices and CAP accreditation agency, qualified for Clinical Lab Director as outlined in the CLIA regulations (493.1445) and in accordance with Connecticut state requirements. A minimum of 5+ years of experience in a clinical laboratory operations, molecular genetic assay development, validation, and reporting, including supervision of staff in a CLIA compliant environment. 7+ years of translational research experience, preferably in Oncology is required with demonstrated ability to develop novel technologies/applications for clinical testing. Experience with next-generation sequencing technologies required. Experience in oncology preferred. Additional experience with constitutional disorders is desirable. Molecular microbiology experience is a strong plus. 5+ years of experience in leadership and collaboration in deploying clinical genomics applications with latest sequencing and informatics methodologies. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with employees at all levels within the organization to achieve strategic, tactical and operational goals.

About Us

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX, is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 2,000 employees whose mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. A National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, JAX has a mammalian genetics headquarters in Bar Harbor, Maine, a facility in Sacramento, California, and a genomic medicine facility, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), in Farmington, Connecticut.

JAX-GM is transforming medicine by improving patient care, lowering costs, and increasing life span and health span. JAX-GMs research focuses on the complex genetic causes of disease and on the development of genomic solutions tailored to each person's unique genetic makeup.

JAX-GM sits on a 17-acre site on the campus of the University of Connecticut Health Center. The 183,500-square-foot facility opened in the fall of 2014. Now, it houses over 300 biomedical researchers, technicians, and support staff in state-of-the-art computing facilities and laboratories.

JAX-GM resides in the scenic town of Farmington, in the states capitol region. The Hartford region, which offers some of the best public schools in the country, is made up of both bigger cities and smaller, charming historic New England towns. JAX-GM is also geographically located within 2 hours of Boston and New York and is close to multiple transportation systems, including bus lines, highways, railroads and international airports.

JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 Best Places to Work in Academia in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!

Our Values:

INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is right

PEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all

ONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science

INNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutions

STEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us

What do we have to offer?

JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement including an MBA program. Our campus offers a fitness center with an award-winning wellness program and an onsite full service cafeteria.

Most importantly, every position contributes to JAXs mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.

The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

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