Center for Clinical Laboratory Science and Pandemic Research
CLIA Lab Associate Director
As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kean University has established a new interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Laboratory Science and Pandemic Research (CLSPR or Center) with a broad mission to help create and sustain a preeminent, nationally recognized program of education and research in clinical diagnostics and pandemic research. Within the Center, a CLIA-certified clinical diagnostic laboratory opened in December 2020 in partnership with Union County, NJ. This laboratory is located in the STEM building on the Union campus. A full-time Associate Director 2 is being sought to oversee laboratory operations and the long-term expansion of its diagnostic services and research program.
Under the direction of the Executive Director of CLSPR, the Associate Director will ensure that: 1) the laboratory provides quality services in all aspects (i.e., pre-analytic, analytic and post-analytic phases) of diagnostic test performance; 2) the physical and environmental systems in the laboratory are maintained and that employees are safe from physical, chemical and biological hazards from day-to-day; and 3) a continuous quality control, assurance and improvement program for all clinical testing products is developed and implemented on a routine basis. The opportunity to teach courses related to subject areas of expertise may also be available. _This position requires travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours. _
Qualifications: Terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D., Sc.D., M.D., D.O., D.D.S.) in a relevant field of chemical, physical, biological, medical or clinical laboratory science from an accredited institution and three years of experience working in a clinical laboratory, with at least two years of that experience being in a supervisory capacity is required. A combination of equivalent education and experience may be determined by the university. A minimum of five years of experience in a clinical laboratory; experience that leads toward qualifying for certification as a High-complexity Clinical Laboratory Director (HCLD) including New Jersey Certification Standards for HCLD; experience with COVID-19 testing workflows; and clinical laboratory discipline(s) of molecular diagnostics, microbiology, chemistry and/or public health microbiology are preferred. Certifications are a plus, including those by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG), the American Board of Pathology (ABP) or the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC). Teaching experience at the post-secondary level is highly desirable.
Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made.
* Please submit your cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for three professional references. *Official transcripts for all degrees are required prior to the starting date of employment.
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