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Technical Director - Microbiology

Harper Woods, MI
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Mar 19, 2023

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Clinical Laboratory Technical Director: Microbiology

Join LabCorp Diagnostics and you'll be a part of an innovative life sciences company that is deeply integrated in guiding patient care and providing comprehensive clinical laboratory services. With a mission to improve health and improve lives, LabCorp delivers world-class diagnostic solutions and pioneers new diagnostic technologies to improve the delivery of care. As a member of the LabCorp team, you will support a dedicated staff in resulting over 500,000 clinical samples a day, a volume that demands the most accurate and precise analysis possible. You'll join a collegial scientific staff who appreciates that on the other side of every sample, is a person who depends on us! LabCorp is a leader in laboratory medicine and we strive to meet the rapidly evolving healthcare needs.

The successful candidate will function as technical director for our routine and esoteric microbiology departments featuring culture for bacterial, fungal and mycobacterial pathogens plus many other methods for infectious disease detection. The role requires a strong background in Clinical Microbiology. In addition to technical oversight of the operational departments, the role involves client engagement and support, supervision of quality function staff members, and collaboration with multiple Labcorp sites who perform related testing.

  • Foster a world class culture for operational and quality performance
  • Ensure quality of results accuracy for all testing, including personnel and instrument performance
  • Effectively communicate with clients, physicians, pathologists, Medical Directors, and laboratory staff
  • Project credibility and build rapport with medical doctors and LabCorp clients
  • Consistently provide clients with definitive answers based on technical knowledge or conducted research
  • Attend client meetings, as necessary, to support business development or address customer's concerns
  • Work in conjunction with LabCorp's corporate team of Discipline Directors and senior staff from Science and Technology, Supply Chain and National Office of Quality to implement and continuously improve LabCorp's SOPs, Quality and Service goals
  • Partner with Quality Assurance to ensure continuous compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Guide implementation of new assays and instrumentation
  • Participate in, review, and approve validation studies, providing accurate and timely data
  • Remain current with scientific advances and other clinical literature, offering perspectives on improvements, such as effectiveness of patient report

  • PhD in Life Sciences or MD. Fellowship in a Clinical Microbiology program is desirable.
  • Board Certification, or eligibility in Clinical Microbiology
  • 1-2+ years of related experience
  • Depth and breadth of clinical experience understanding validation, quality management, proficiency testing, CLIA standards, and operational efficiency and effectiveness
  • Deductive reasoning/analytical skills to achieve resolution to customer inquiries or laboratory opportunities/issues
  • Influence/leadership skills to work with laboratory staff, developing capabilities and engagement in problem-solving skill development
  • Experience or working knowledge of ISO15189 is beneficial

Labcorp is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer:

As an EOE/AA employer, Labcorp strives for diversity and inclusion in the workforce and does not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind. We make employment decisions based on the needs of our business and the qualifications of the individual and do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy or other medical conditions/needs), family or parental status, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, personal appearance, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic. We encourage all to apply.

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