The Harvard University Clinical Laboratory (HUCL) is a new unit established to support Harvard University's initiative to expand COVID clinical testing capabilities. The Lead Technologist will hire and manage the lab team, perform ongoing supervisory functions, and use independent judgment to manage complex molecular procedures. The position will play a key role in contributing to the evaluation and implementation of cutting-edge technologies.
Responsible for training new technologists on proper use of facility, administrative and operational procedures, and day-to-day logistics. and Serves as the primary manager in day-to-day and on-going competency assessments of staff
Supervise and manage staff and handle personnel issues, including the hiring/termination, development, and performance management of lab staff. Schedule and manage resources to meet department goals and ensure the sustainability of the unit as the laboratory evolves and expands.
Create policies and procedures, and independently make recommendations that allow staff to perform and document appropriate quality control, instrument preventative maintenance and function checks. Identifies laboratory issues and concerns and proactively resolves.
Establish and/or interpret the laboratory's procedures when the laboratory's test systems are not within established acceptable levels of performance.
Proactively identify, perform and review investigations of non-conforming events and documentation of corrective actions based on laboratory guidelines. Follow through with corrective actions in a timely and appropriate manner
Partner with senior level leaders across the university in maintaining a robust quality management program through evaluation of quality data and implementation of continuous quality improvement initiatives in the laboratory
Proactively engages with other departments and clients regarding inquiries and test results. Establishes strong relationships across units and departments in support of HUCL.
Establishing and ensuring compliance with the laboratory's safety protocols in adherence to all applicable regulatory requirements.
Maintain confidentiality of all patient information in accordance with HIPAA.
Establish and perform protocol and planning duties of a Medical Laboratory Technologist, including specimen handling, processing, testing and result reporting according to the laboratory's standard operating procedures.
Partner with senior leaders in supporting government or regulatory agency inspections.
PLEASE NOTE: This position is located on-site in Cambridge. This is a fully benefits-eligible position. The position is an 18-month term position, with the possibility of renewal. As business needs change, the hours/days of work may change. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
Bachelor's degree in a related field
A minimum of 5 years of directly related experience
Supervisory experience is required
Academic credits that meet CLIA requirements for supervisor of high complexity testing.
Must exhibit strong interpersonal skills, ability to work as part of a team, and excellent problem-solving ability.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 53061BR
About Harvard University Administration
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