At Quest, we are on a continuous journey of discovery and development. It's this attitude that has made us an industry leader and the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. For those joining us, we offer exciting and fast-moving career opportunities where you can affect change at a rate unheard of in many organizations of our size and scope. While we invest in and develop technology to drive our innovations, our ongoing success relies on our people.
As a Genetics Director, Molecular Oncology, you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you will have the opportunity to collaborate and affect change while expanding your leadership skills and technical knowledge.
The Genetics Director will work on-site from our San Juan Capistrano, CA location.
Genetics Director, Molecular Oncology, the role:
The Genetics Director- Molecular Oncology reports to the Medical or Senior Scientific Director or Chief Director and is responsible for providing technical review and interpretation of results and signing out reports in Molecular Oncology, implementing new assays, assay troubleshooting, acting as a technical consultant to operations staff, participating in QA and QM activities, and reviewing SOPs. The Genetics Director may be required to assume Technical Supervisor responsibilities as assigned by the Medical Director.
Assist in assay troubleshooting and implementation of new assays.
Monitor compliance regarding 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.
Actively reads and disseminates current and relevant medical publications, guidelines and approvals.
Assume Clinical Consultant or Technical Supervisor responsibilities as delegated by the Medical or Sr. Scientific Director:
Approve of the test method selection and validation.
Ensure that the proficiency testing program is conducted in a timely manner and reviewed by appropriate staff.
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.
To qualify, the ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:
Ph.D. degree, or equivalent
Fellowship Trained and Board certified in the appropriate genetic subspecialty by the American Board of Medical Genetics, or equivalent
Preferably hold NY-COQ in Oncology
0-2 years related experience
Highly developed verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated good decision-making and organizational skills
Solid skills with Microsoft Office products - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Proven ability to accomplish technical tasks both independently and as a member of a research team
Join us for competitive benefits and development opportunities in a progressive and supportive environment. Help us improve our service, and the experiences of our patients and colleagues. Work with us and together we can be better.
Your Quest career. Seek it out.
All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity or Citizenship.
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About Quest Diagnostics
We are an industry leader with a longstanding reputation for exceptional quality and stability in our market. We inspire action, illuminate answers, and advocate better health.
At Quest Diagnostics, we are dedicated to continuously improving patient health. We are the world’s leading provider of diagnostic testing, services, and information that patients and doctors rely on to make better healthcare decisions.
Each day, we impact the lives of millions, serving one in three American adults. Our continuous pursuit to discover and innovate enables us to create new solutions every day, many of which are now industry standards of care. Diagnostic tests influence about 66% of clinical decision making.