CLIA General Supervisor

Teiko Bio

Job Summary

We started Teiko Bio to use immune insights to help deliver life changing therapies to those who need them most.  Today, Teiko delivers on its mission by supporting therapy development and informing clinical decision making.  By using cutting edge mass cytometry, Teiko’s leading assay, the TokuProfile, maps characteristics of response, accelerates clinical pipeline candidates, and supports identification of novel discoveries.

About you:

  • Familiar with single cell or genomics assays
  • Motivated to help breakthrough therapies reach patients
  • Excited to tackle ground-floor challenges and work with seasoned scientists and proven entrepreneurs

The CLIA General Supervisor in our Salt Lake City, UT facility performs a wide range of clinical analyses in the hematology and immunology sections including diagnostic flow cytometry and operates a state-of-the-art mass cytometry instrument system. The Technologist will be responsible for technical guidance including quality control, instrument maintenance, test method development, and test validation and implementation. Works collaboratively with colleagues, participates in process improvement projects, and assures staff training and technical competency.

Responsibilities

  • Supervises procedures designated under CLIA standards as highly complex and knows all responsibilities necessary to perform these procedures with the highest level of quality, as outlined in the laboratory procedure manual.
  • Oversees day to day operation of laboratory and testing personnel and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, maintains and reviews records of proficiency testing and quality assurance, prepares the laboratory for inspection by outside agencies.
  • Builds, implements and establishes laboratory operation infrastructure.
  • Hires, manages and mentors the clinical laboratory team personnel.
  • Provides support in the development, evaluation and implementation of new clinical laboratory procedures, equipment and processes.  
  • Assures that procedures for the preliminary preparation of specimens and other testing materials are observed by all staff and that procedures for the proper storage of specimens are followed when those specimens cannot be analyzed immediately.
  • Coordinates the maintenance of equipment and is responsible for the acquisition of adequate stocks of reagents, standards, control materials and other supplies required for the performance of testing at assigned workstations.
  • Reviews on a regular basis quality control data, maintenance logs and patient test results and takes appropriate actions on observations not consistent with laboratory policies and procedures, brings problems directly to the attention of personnel involved.
  • Works with the Lab Director to ensure that all procedures, methods and processes are scientifically and technically accurate as well as appropriate and cost effective.
  • Updates and maintains written laboratory manuals for testing procedures in accordance with CLIA standard 493.1211, and communicates updates and changes to appropriate staff.
  • Performs other duties as requested by senior management.

Required Qualifications

  • Must satisfy CLIA qualification requirements for general supervisor that oversees testing personnel performing high complexity testing in hematology or immunology sections.
  • Working knowledge of CLIA and CAP.
  • Previous supervisory experience in high complexity testing.
  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in clinical laboratory science, molecular biology, or related field of laboratory science (biology, microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics) from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum of five years prior laboratory work experience required for individuals with a bachelor’s degree.
  • Demonstrated subspecialty expertise, knowledge or training as may be deemed appropriate for the laboratory section.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in the use of flow cytometry and conventional laboratory equipment.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and graphical computer programs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Medical Laboratory Scientist, Medical Technologist (ASCP, AMT), or Specialist in Cytometry (SCYM (ASCP)) (or eligible) Highly Preferred.
  • Ability to use and understand basic statistical concepts and methods that are commonly utilized in clinical laboratory science.
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with individuals at all levels.
  • Exceptional organizational skill; ability to work in stressful situations; attention to detail.

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