Cytogenetics - Sr Dir- Shelton, CT req33043 in Shelton, CT at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 12/21/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Senior Cytogenetics Director – Shelton, CT
Recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies,” Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that doctors and patients need to make better healthcare decisions. They are pioneers in developing innovative diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technology solutions that help improve patient care.

With corporate headquarters in Secaucus, NJ, Quest Diagnostics is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: DGX) and included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. With 2019 revenues of around $7.7 Billion and approximately 46,000 employees and 6,600 patient locations across the US, Quest Diagnostics serves half of the physicians and hospitals in the US with their large variety of products and services.
The company offers the broadest access to diagnostic testing services through its network of laboratories and patient service centers and provides interpretive consultation through its extensive medical and scientific staff. Quest Diagnostics also provides services to employers, life insurance companies, other commercial labs, clinics, health plans, government agencies, and organizations involved in clinical trials research.
Approximately 150 million times each year, patients and their physicians rely upon Quest Diagnostics results to make important healthcare decisions and approximately one third of U.S. physicians – and many of the country’s leading hospitals and health systems – relies on Quest Diagnostics healthcare information solutions to foster better patient care and outcomes.
 FORTUNE magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" list for 6 consecutive years; one of only five companies to attain Most Admired status in the "Health Care, Pharmacy and Other Services" industry category.
 Fortune magazine’s Fortune 500 list
 Forbes® Global 2000
 Forbes®' America's Best Employers List for third consecutive year
 Forbes® 2019 America’s Best Employers for Women
 S&P 500
 Barron’s 500
 Member of the Dow Jones® Sustainability World Index
 Listed in the most recent Newsweek Green Rankings
 Named a DiversityInc Noteworthy Company for third consecutive year
 Listed on the Disability Equality Index® (DEI), a joint initiative of the American Association of
People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN),
recognizing companies for prioritizing the inclusion of people with disabilities
 Named Top 23 ‘Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality’ in New Jersey
Diagnostic Testing Services
Quest Diagnostics is the world’s leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that
patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. Their services range from routine blood
tests — such as total cholesterol, Pap testing and white blood cell count — to complex, gene-based
and molecular testing. They perform medical tests that aid in the diagnosis or detection of diseases,
measure the progress or recovery from a disease or confirm that an individual is free from disease. In
addition, they have specialized expertise in cancer, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, and
In the $60 Billion and growing US Diagnostic Testing Market, Quest Diagnostics is the leader. Quest
Diagnostics’ reputation as a leading innovator, provider of high value, low cost solutions and its
financial strength and flexibility make it well positioned to capitalize on the evolving healthcare
Quest Diagnostics’ long-term strategy is to become the undisputed world leader in diagnostic testing,
information and services. To drive this profitable growth, Quest Diagnostics plans to leverage
capabilities to create differentiation:
 Deliver Innovative Solutions
 Leverage their Unparalleled Access and Distribution Network
 Expand their relationships with large payors and health systems
 Deliver Superior Patient Experiences
Job Summary:
The Senior Cytogenetics Director reports to the licensed Medical Director or Chief Director and is
responsible for providing technical interpretation of results and signing reports; implementing new
assays; assay troubleshooting; acting as a technical consultant to operations staff and participation in
QA responsibilities, and reviewing SOPs. Assumes Clinical Consultant or Technical Supervisor
responsibilities as assigned by the Medical Director.
Job Responsibilities:
1. Utilizing laboratory procedures, diagnoses from body tissue, fluids, secretions and other
specimens, the presence and stage of diseases. Reviews, interprets and documents clinical
test results within established turnaround times.
2. Due to the importance of quality patient care, servicing consultation requests of all types is
considered imperative (assists treating physician).
1. Participates in educational programs of the Company.
2. Attendance at National meetings in areas of assigned expertise to maintain/build knowledge
and to provide representation for Quest Diagnostics.
Assists the delegate Clinical Consultant or Technical Supervisor in the responsibilities in Cytogenetics
Specialty as delegated by the Laboratory Director Responsibilities:
1. Collaborates in reviewing test method selection and validation.
2. Collaborates in ensuring that the proficiency testing program is conducted in a timely manner,
reviewed by appropriate staff, and approve of corrective action when a proficiency testing
result is found to be unsatisfactory.
3. Collaborates in monitoring quality control to ensure that acceptable levels of analytical
performance are maintained for each test system. Ensure that patient test results are
reported only when the system is functioning properly.
4. Collaborates in corrective action and preventative action plans and procedures.
5. Collaborates in the annual review of Standard Operating Procedures for test systems.
6. Collaborates in reviews of report format for appropriateness of clinical information
communicated in areas of assigned expertise. Collaborates in review of interpretative
reporting comments as needed.
 MD, PhD degree or equivalent
 ABMGG Board Certification/eligibility as required by Clinical Cytogenetics Specialty.
Work Experience:
 At least 2-3 years of practical experience in a clinical cytogenetics laboratory.
 NGS experience, particularly with exome sequencing, is preferred.
 Experience with high-throughput laboratory automation is a plus.
Special Requirements:
 All Cytogenetics Directors should be prepared to demonstrate competence in their fields of
practice. Cytogenetics Directors should exemplify professionalism consistent with Quest
Diagnostics values, vision, mission and fundamental objectives.
To Apply
Please Log In or Register to Upload a Resume and complete the online Application by visiting, clicking “Job Search” and following the prompts. Because of the large
number of applicants to job openings, Quest Diagnostics will only contact qualified candidates for
Quest Diagnostics is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment
without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran
or disability status.

If you’re interested in career opportunities, but not ready to apply, join our talent network to stay connected to us and receive updates on the latest job opportunities and company news.

Group of people