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Clinical Laboratory General Supervisor

Company: Freenome
Location: South San Francisco
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

About the Role

The Clinical Laboratory General Supervisor is responsible for the general supervision of Clinical Laboratory personnel and the daily operations of the Analytical Laboratory. The Clinical Laboratory General Supervisor may also perform high complexity laboratory testing (Next-Generation DNA sequencing) on patient specimens, interpret and report patient results, and perform quality control and quality assurance procedures while complying with all applicable local, state, and federal laboratory requirements.

The high complexity nature of the work requires excellent attention to detail, effective written and verbal communication skills, the ability to multi-task and be flexible with tasks and schedules, and the ability to work independently in a team environment.

The Clinical Laboratory General Supervisor will often be the first point of contact for CLSs and Laboratory Associates during laboratory processing and will provide guidance while troubleshooting complex problems. The Clinical Laboratory General Supervisor must also act as a liaison between the CLSs and Laboratory Associates and the Technical Supervisor, Quality Manager and Laboratory Director. As such, the Clinical Laboratory General Supervisor must exhibit leadership skills such as good judgment, sound analysis and decision making, the ability to remain professional and composed under pressure, effective interpersonal skills, and the ability to effectively communicate across all levels of the laboratory and across departments.

The Clinical Laboratory General Supervisor will also be involved with scheduling, troubleshooting high complexity technical and non-technical problems, coaching and mentoring the laboratory staff, building effective teams, managing projects and meeting project deliverables, and understanding and implementing laboratory goals. Given the wide variety of tasks involved in this position, the Clinical Laboratory General Supervisor must demonstrate the ability to analyze complex issues and make sound decisions in a timely manner, commitment to helping and motivating employees, the ability to respond to difficult issues quickly, fairly, and ethically, outstanding organizational skills, the ability to respond to change with flexibility and to adapt quickly to evolving circumstances, and excellent communication skills including utilizing various communication channels (team meetings, one on one etc.), proactively communicating team goals and priorities clearly, openly and objectively, and communicating changes, issues, and challenges in all directions of the organization.

How you'll contribute:

  • Provide day-to-day supervision of laboratory personnel.
  • Be responsible for the daily operations of the laboratory including but not limited to scheduling, independently troubleshooting and resolving technical and non-technical high complexity problems that adversely affect test performance.
  • Perform administrative duties including but not limited to writing employee performance evaluations and reviewing SOPs, Work Instructions, protocols, training forms, QC forms, equipment maintenance forms, and the annual review of Standard Operating Procedures and Work instructions.
  • Coach and mentor CLSs and Laboratory Associates including but not limited to providing guidance and constructive feedback and assisting with the development of the troubleshooting and judgment skills of CLSs and Laboratory Associates.
  • Manage the testing and validation of new procedures and laboratory equipment
  • Perform laboratory tests, procedures, and analyses according to the laboratory's standard operating procedures as needed.
  • Manage patient results, quality control procedures, and laboratory equipment, as needed
  • Assist with the training of new laboratory personnel and training of new procedures with existing personnel.
  • Lead and participate in the maintenance of stringent standards for quality, identifying any issues which might adversely impact the quality of test results and/or employee safety, and communicating these to the appropriate management representatives as necessary for resolution. Report all concerns of test quality and/or safety to the Supervisor or Safety Officer.

What you'll bring:

  • California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license (Generalist preferred, CGMBS accepted)
  • Bachelor of Arts or Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science, Clinical Science or related field.
  • Working knowledge of local, state, and federal laboratory regulations.
  • A minimum of Four years of Clinical Laboratory experience required, 6 years preferred.
  • At least two years of supervisory experience preferred.
  • Outstanding professionalism, leadership, and communications skills
  • Ability to provide direct supervision to testing personnel.
  • Ability to analyze and problem solve complex issues that impact test performance.
  • Ability to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.

About Freenome

Freenome is on a mission to empower everyone with the tools they need to detect, treat, and ultimately prevent cancer.

We have pioneered the most comprehensive multiomics platform for early cancer detection through a routine blood draw. By combining deep expertise in molecular biology with advanced computational biology and machine learning techniques to recognize disease-associated patterns among billions of circulating, cell-free biomarkers, we are developing simple and accurate blood tests for early cancer detection and integrating the actionable insights into health systems to operationalize a machine learning feedback loop between care and science.

Our recent $270 Million Series C brings our financing to over $500 million from investors, including; Bain Capital, Perceptive Advisors, RA Capital, Polaris Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., GV (formerly Google Ventures), Roche Venture Fund, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, American Cancer Society's BrightEdge Ventures, Data Collective Venture Capital, Novartis and Verily Life Sciences.

Our Science

Freenome is building technology to advance the understanding of cancer through multiple analytes derived from blood. These signals include cell-free DNA, methylation of cell-free DNA, cell-free RNA, circulating proteins, and immune profiling derived from thousands of prospective samples. By developing novel statistical learning methods and applying them to integrate various -omics datasets, Freenome is a leader in modeling specific biological mechanisms to capture disease-dependent signatures, including gene expression, immune response, tumor burden, the tissue of origin, and 3D chromatin structure.

By building comprehensive discovery datasets and modeling critical biological systems, Freenome is learning what biological changes are present within the blood between a variety of different disease states, including cancer, autoimmune disorders, infections, drug response, and aging. The synthesis of Freenome's datasets, cross-functional technical expertise, and audacious mission to discover biological truth, we seek to improve the lives of millions through early detection and early treatment of disease.

Our Culture

Freenomers are technical, creative, visionary, grounded, empathetic, and passionate. We build teams around divergent expertise, allowing us to solve problems and ascertain opportunities in unique ways. Freenomers are some of the most talented experts in their fields, joining together to advance healthcare, one breakthrough at a time.

We value empathy, integrity, and trust in one another, and we respect the diverse perspectives of our colleagues and those we serve. We assume positive intent and give each other the benefit of the doubt with the firm belief that we are a team working toward the same objectives. We believe in empowering and supporting each other in a collaborative and dynamic environment.

What does a successful person look like at Freenome?

Those who thrive at Freenome prioritize, manage, and execute their own goals with ownership and alignment with those of the company. They embrace our values of empathy, integrity, striving for greatness, servant leadership, trust, and holding themselves and their team accountable to these values. They crave collaboration with brilliant minds from disparate fields of study and believe that hiring and mentorship are fundamental to our success. Above all, they welcome and provide constructive feedback and criticism, trusting in others' good intentions, and being secure in knowing that embracing mistakes is the best way to learn and grow. For those who pursue challenges, understudied problems, and want the opportunity to see their work impact the lives of millions of people affected by cancer every year, there's no better place to be than Freenome.

Freenome is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. Freenome does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

Keywords: Freenome, South San Francisco , Clinical Laboratory General Supervisor, Other , South San Francisco, California

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