Laboratory Director - Clinical Trials
The Laboratory Director will oversee all Clinical Trials testing performed at ACM Global Laboratories’ Rochester, NY site. The Laboratory Director will report directly to the Vice President of Clinical Lab Operations and is responsible for ensuring high-quality clinical trial testing, developing and expanding the service offers of ACM Global Laboratories to meet the needs of our patients/clients and is a critical member of our Senior Leadership Team. This position oversees and ensures laboratory compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies.
LOCATION: Rochester, NY
DEPARTMENT: Clinical Trials Laboratory
SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday
- PhD in Chemical, Physical or Biological Science required.
- NYS Certification of Qualification in Clinical Chemistry, Diagnostic Immunology, Endocrinology, and/or Hematology or eligible to obtain.
- Board Certification (or eligibility to obtain within 3 months of hire) is also required in one of the following areas:
- ABB – American Board of Bioanalysis
- ABCC – American Board of Clinical Chemistry
- ABFT – American Board of Forensic Toxicology (limited to individuals with a doctoral degree)*
- ABHI – American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics
- ABMGG – American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (formerly known as American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG))
- ABMLI – American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology
- ABMM – American Board of Medical Microbiology
- NRCC – National Registry of Certified Chemists (limited to individuals with a doctoral degree)*
- Experience in clinical trials and laboratories run under Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and/ or Good Laboratory Practice guidelines.
- 2 years of laboratory supervision preferred.
- Leadership. Provides oversight and leadership while ensuring high-quality patient testing for clinical trials. Provides effective and efficient administrative direction of the laboratory, including budget planning and controls in conjunction with the individual(s) responsible for financial management of the laboratory. Direct and supervise technical performance of staff. Ensure staff competency and resources. Support continuing education of staff.
- Quality. Ensures laboratory compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies and guidelines, including but not limited to: NYS CLEP, College of American Pathologists (CAP),CLIA, FDA, ICH and specific state requirements of CA, FL, MD, ME, NJ, NY, OK, PA, RI, and VT. Guarantees laboratory compliance with Good Clinical Practice and Good Laboratory Practice. Ensures the implementation of a safe laboratory environment in compliance with good practice and applicable regulations. Oversee all aspects of the laboratory’s quality management program. Ensures that policies and procedures are established for monitoring staff to assess competency, and whenever necessary, provide remedial training or continuing education to improve skills.
- Partnership. Collaborates with business and operational leaders to ensure the proper test offerings and to develop/introduce new technologies and develop new and novel assays. Partners with Scientific Affairs to ensure that the test menu is current. Partners with Laboratory Operations globally in the selection of all laboratory equipment, supplies, and services with respect to quality (or designee). Interacts and maintains good relationships with applicable regulatory agencies as well as the professional community.
- Development & Validation. Works closely with and oversees the development of new testing methods for the laboratory and ensures that new testing methods/analytes are properly prioritized and works with finance and operations to assist in developing the ROI for new test offerings. Ensures that the performance specifications for new tests, instruments, and methods introduced to the laboratory have been properly validated or verified prior to being used for clinical trial testing. Ensures that proficiency testing, alternative assessment, and QC procedures are sufficient for the extent of testing performed in the laboratory.