Genetics Dir- Marlborough, Massachusetts in Marlborough, MA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 11/14/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    200 Forest Street
    Marlborough, MA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/14/2019
  • Job ID:
    req29796

Job Description

Genetics Dir- Marlborough, Massachusetts - Monday through Friday

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 R&D Professional you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You’ll have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.

At Quest, our R&D Professionals play an essential role in our success and in the services we provide. As a career, we offer a unique opportunity to develop your career with the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. We are research and development driven, and we’re creating the lab of the future – an environment where you can deliver cutting edge diagnostics and help us drive new discoveries and breakthroughs.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Director, Genetics, reports to the licensed Medical or Scientific 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.

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JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

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  • Assist in assay trouble-shooting and implementation of new assays

  • Monitor compliance in regards to a safe working environment.

  • Assist, as needed, in the training of technologists.

  • Observe compliance with regulatory agencies, including inspections.

  • Monitor of quality assurance at all levels of practice.

  • Participate in working groups of related or associated professionals.

  • Represent Quest Diagnostics at professional meetings and sales events

Assume Clinical Consultant or Technical Supervisor responsibilities in Specialty

as delegated by the “Laboratory Director Responsibilities” Policy:

  • Approve of the test method selection and validation.

  • Ensure 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.

  • Establish and monitor 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. 

  • Approve all corrective action and preventative action plans and procedure.

  • Approve Job Assignments and Authorization Matrix (JAAM) and annual Performance and Development Review (PDR) to ensure that all personnel have the appropriate training and demonstrated performance for the type of testing offered.

  • Annually review Standard Operating Procedures for test systems.

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JOB REQUIREMENTS:

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Education:

  • MD degree or Ph.D. degree, or equivalent

  • Board eligibility in the appropriate genetic subspeciality by the American Board of Medical Genetics or equivalent

Work Experience:

  • 0-2 years related experience.

  • NGS experience, particularly with exome sequencing is preferred

  • Experience with high-throughput laboratory automation is a plus.

  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated good decision-making and organizational skills.

  • The capability of being continuously updated in literature in regards to its medical applications.

[All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  All duties and requirements are essential job functions.]

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