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RNA Extraction Supervisor – Valencia, California


This is a Contract position in Hidden Hills, CA posted November 29, 2020.

Duties and Responsibilities :
• Adhere to proper resource allocation and coordination.

Ensuring maximum efficiency in the use of personnel; controlling departmental supply expenses.

Manage and share daily workload; use time wisely, providing a productive atmosphere.

• Demonstrate thorough knowledge of test methodologies and quality control.

• Monitor specimen preparation and test analyses to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance (external and internal quality controls) are maintained.

• Ensure all instrument maintenance is performed and documented; administer all established quality control procedures and troubleshoot instruments effectively when appropriate.

• Assist in the review, interpretation and reporting of test results.

• Assure that all remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the established performance specifications.

• Provide orientation and training to all testing personnel.

• Perform, evaluate and document employee competency.

• Perform, evaluate and document employee performance appraisals.

• Develop, write, review and implement procedures and policies, as approved by Director or Manager.

• Assures laboratory functions in a manner consistent with laboratory, CLIA and local regulations.

• Prepare laboratory for inspections and prepare reports as needed.

• Demonstrate technical expertise and perform duties of clinical laboratory technologist, as needed.

• Ensure safety, security, and the environment in all aspect of the daily activities, and any potential safety hazards are addressed and corrected immediately.

• Understand ergonomic relationship between people, equipment and working environment.

• Maintain good communication with leadership, team members, and customers.

• Demonstrate an awareness of client expectations and seek ways to satisfy.

• Demonstrate proficiency in all laboratory computer related tasks.

• Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications : Must meet qualifications established by CLIA for General Supervisor CFR Subpart M §493.1461 o MD or PhD, MS, BS Degree in chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology AND o Have at least 1 year of laboratory training or experience, or both in high complexity testing
• Have at least 6 months clinical molecular biology experience
• Be detail oriented, organized, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Good, accurate computer skills
• Able to work effectively and able to deliver on tight datelines Recommended Qualifications :
• Hold a current California Laboratory Personnel License (CLS generalist or CLS Microbiology) or California Public Health MLE Certificate, highly preferred
• Previous Supervisory experience in a clinical laboratory setting highly desired
• Hands on technical expertise in Infectious Disease testing highly desired
• Experience with high throughput sample testing especially with RNA Extraction highly desired
• Experience with LIMS and laboratory automation highly desired Working Conditions :
• Clinical Public Health Laboratory environment; exposure to blood borne pathogens; must wear personal protective equipment including lab coat, gloves and completely closed footwear.

• Employee may be requested to work shifts other than daylight depending on the needs of the laboratory.

• Weekend rotation may be required.

• Travel is not required.

Physical Requirements :
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use a keyboard, type, and occasionally stand and move to other parts of the lab.

• Must have manual dexterity to use lab equipment.

• Reach above/below the shoulder, bend at the knees and waist.

• Able to lift boxes up to 25 pounds Direct Reports : Technologists

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