Associate Director of Cytogenomics


Date Posted/Edited: June 6rd, 2020


Position Summary

Join our premier Client based in NYC recognized as a facility of excellence! The client’s setting offers professional experiences from an active clinical laboratory to academic research laboratory. Bring your experience, enthusiasm and positive energy to this setting to further build out your career - no limits! Work with a collection of professionals who place patient care as their top priority. This is a once in a life time opportunity!

ABMGG and NY CoQ required to possess by start date.

Diverse position inclusive of reviewing cytogenetic/molecular/microarray cases, research and publishing.

Excellent compensation, relocation assistance for solid candidates.

Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm

The client’s focus is cancer based and the work flow a high throughput laboratory. The future Associate Director will be:

· Reviewing/signing out Cytogenetic/Molecular/Microarray cases

· Dedicate time to cancer based research projects driven from cases in the clinical laboratory

· Create publications from research outcomes

· Train / educate Fellows on rotation

Most beneficial to possess experience obtaining grants. Recent publications detailing cancer research also highly valued. There is a teaching component with this position as well.

Plan to attend annual specific meetings and make a difference threading in the new knowledge for their Cytogenetic/Molecular/Microarray laboratory. Future hire must possess either ABMGG Certification in Cytogenetics or Molecular or both. Also must possess NY State Director license.

Compensation will be excellent for this position and will be based upon experience, certifications, and references. Benefits excellent. Career growth excellent.

Job Responsibilities

The Associate Director of Clinical Cytogenetics assists with the strategic maintenance/development of the Cytogenetic laboratory.

  • Writing and reporting: Cytogenetics / FISH /microarray cases. Exclusively cancer based cases.

  • Assists in strategic development of the laboratory services.

  • Assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures that guide and support Laboratory Services.

  • Assists in establishing and executing departmental long and short-term goals.

  • Assists in the development, implementation and maintenance of an effective department QA programs and monitors.

  • Work with other departments within the Client and subsidiaries.

  • Present material to various committees.

  • Assist in developing Protocols and Technical Bulletins to help Market our services.

  • Help Clients with interpretation of Cytogenetic/FISH/microarray results.

  • Helps develop and validate Cytogenetic/FISH/microarray methods.

  • Helps prepare annual operating and capital budgets.

  • Represents Laboratory on varies committees.

  • Protect assets of Company.

  • Participate in the Corporate Compliance Program.

  • Assists in maintaining the compliance guidelines for the laboratory industry.

  • Exercise all laboratory safety precautions and adhere to lab procedures as stated in procedure manuals.

  • Perform all job responsibilities in alignment with the industry’s best security practices and regulatory guidelines to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of protected health information and other sensitive company data.

  • Must be familiar with and abide by the Corporate Compliance Program and all Corporate policies, including the Privacy and Security policies.

Non-Essential Tasks

· Work with finance to measure and monitor budget for departmental projects.

· Attend daily and weekly project oversight meetings.

· Nothing in the job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

· Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • PHD with ABMGG certification in Clinical Cytogenetics, Molecular Genetics, or comparable certifications.

  • Must hold a valid NY State Laboratory Director License (CoQ) or be State eligible.

Experience Requirements

  • Six years or more of post-graduate job-related experience is preferred.

  • Must have solid knowledge base of Cytogenetics, Molecular Genetics, FISH, and Microarray

  • Must have knowledge of molecular diagnostic techniques and technologies, including nucleic acid isolation, PCR, RT-PCR, QPCR, Next Generation Sequencing (Ion Torrent and Illumina).

  • Future hire desires and is motivated to work on cancer related research projects that would come from scenarios present in the clinical lab.

  • Future hire has at least 6+ solid recent cancer related publications.

  • Future hire has experience with successful grant writing (preferred) = funding for projects.

  • Must be able to make independent decisions, process information accurately, accurately report financials, manage multiple projects simultaneously and be organized