Director, Technical (Clinical Toxicology) in Pittsburgh, PA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 11/30/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Location:
    875 Greentree Road
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Date Posted:
  • Function
  • Job Family
    Laboratory Operations
  • Remote
  • Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Shift

Job Description

Look for more than answers.  Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope.

As a Technical Director you will review project plans to ensure scientific integrity, consistency with departmental strategy, and achievability of deliverables and dates. Provide expert advice to management and technical personnel regarding development technologies and activities. Hire, train, and review staff. Be accountable for quality and timeliness of projects involving themselves or their staff. This position will work in both a reference lab setting as well as provide technical support to the hospitals in which the business manages inpatient/hospital laboratories

  • Responsible for the Scientific and Technical Direction of the clinical toxicology and other clinical chemistry specialties in the laboratory.
  • Provide technical, regulatory, and quality oversight
  • Collaborate closely with CLIA Medical Director and Operation leadership at the Pittsburgh location.
  • Build strategic relationships with the Directors of key departments, including but not limited to: Sales, Legal, Compliance, Client Services, and Safety.
  • Ph.D from an accredited Graduate Program in chemical, physical, biological, or clinical laboratory science or related.
  • Board Certification/ Board Eligible by an Accredited organization.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in overseeing technical operations in a toxicology/ clinical chemistry laboratory testing.
  • Experience in HPLC-MS and other Clinical laboratory methodology is essential.
  • Significant fellowship and/or clinical experience in Toxicology and Clinical Chemistry.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to interact professionally and effectively with physicians, hospital personnel, employees, and external customers.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, Joint commissions, CAP, and other regulatory regulations.
  • Review quality control and quality assessment methods. Ensure quality assessment activities include a mechanism for the resolution of complaints received.
  • Review sample of PT results; ensure PT samples are evaluated in the same manner as patient specimens, and the cause of PT failures is identified, corrected, and documented.
  • Ensure testing systems provide quality services during the preanalytical, analytic, and post analytic phases and are appropriate for the patient population.
  • Provide daily consultative service that correlates laboratory data with patient history to construct the best test interpretation.


Education Preferred: PhD with Board Certification or Board Eligible in Clinical Toxicology/ Chemistry

Work Experience: 2-3 years from a clinical laboratory from a major medical center or reference laboratory.

Relocation Assistance: Yes