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City of Hope

Clinical Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory- Development Specialist

3+ months agoDuarte, CA

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.



Position Summary

Works under supervision of the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory Supervisor/Department Director. Provides technical support to CMDL personnel. Accepts assignments and operates independently to successfully complete projects related to the research and development of clinical testing. Determine best means of success and executes those plans. Primary responsibility is the development of clinically applicable technologies, (as defined by Director); refinement of current technologies, and maintenance of specialized instrumentation either on loan or otherwise not covered by BIS.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Primary responsibility is research and development of new technologies as applicable to clinical laboratory practices.
  • Researches literature for improvements in Molecular Diagnostic technologies.
  • Determines efficacy of new laboratory instruments.
  • Develops technologies and methods for improved CMDL laboratory operations.
  • Develops SOPs for the above.
  • Assists in the training of clinical laboratory personnel in the newly established technologies and instrumentation.
  • Develops preventive maintenance protocols.
  • As relates to new technology, as assigned by Director, ensures that a procedure manual of all methodologies and techniques performed is maintained, updated and modified as new methods are introduced.
  • As relates to new technology, assists Director and Supervisor in developing departmental budgets. Estimates future personnel and equipment needs.
  • Functions as a resource to department staff; recommends solutions to personnel or technical problems.
  • Maintains policies and procedures for all new technologies so that they comply with the policies of CAP, JCAHO, and other regulatory agencies.
  • In conjunction with Supervisor, develops competency program for department and assures that training and education is available for staff for new technology and/or equipment. Schedules, develops, implements or conducts appropriate in-service education programs and staff training.
  • Continually updates knowledge of new techniques and equipment as required by regulations impacting the laboratory and clinical needs of the laboratory.
  • Responsible for establishing preventative maintenance program for new technology.
  • Assists Laboratory Supervisor to develop Quality Control and Quality Improvement Programs. Participates in the department's performance improvement efforts by seeking opportunities for departmental improvement and participating in teams, committees or task forces.
  • Assists as needed to prepare all materials pertinent to self guided and onsite inspections (CAP, JCAHO, and other regulatory agencies)
  • Attends departmental meetings as required.
  • Maintains orderliness, cleanliness and follows safety practices in work areas.
  • Attends meetings and participates on committees as required.
  • Reviews regulatory agency changes in rules and regulations on a regular, ongoing basis as relates to new technology.
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

Minimum Education
  • Bachelor's Degree required.
Minimum Experience
  • Five years of relevant laboratory (Molecular Biology) experience required.
Required Certification/Licensure:
  • Genetics and molecular biology courses, preferred.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of laboratory regulations.

Pref. Certification/Licensure
  • MB (ASCP) certification and/or CLS preferred.

Additional Information:
  • To protect the health of patients and staff and to comply with new State of California mandates, City of Hope staff are required to show proof of full vaccination by September 30, 2021. Compliance is a condition of employment.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. #LI-LK

  • Posting Date: Oct 21, 2021
  • Job Field: Allied Health
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Shift: Day Job

Job ID: CityOfHope-10010503-1
Employment Type: Other