Director Clinical Lab Operations at Tempus

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Passionate about precision medicine and advancing the healthcare industry?

Recent advancements in underlying technology have finally made it possible for AI to impact clinical care in a meaningful way. Tempus' proprietary platform connects an entire ecosystem of real-world evidence to deliver real-time, actionable insights to physicians, providing critical information about the right treatments for the right patients, at the right time.

What you’ll do:

  • Plan, direct, and coordinate the operational activities of a cutting-edge clinical laboratory to support next-generation sequencing workflow with rapid turnaround times
  • Oversee laboratory activities and management staff
  • Deliver regular updates to Sr Director, Clinical Lab Operations to summarize laboratory performance, turnaround times, instrument downtime, productivity, and other performance metrics
  • Provide solutions to highly complex problems and apply a high degree of ingenuity, creativity and innovation
  • Ensure high quality results for all samples within the sequencing workflow
  • Reviews daily, weekly, and monthly QC results and determines the validity of results, performs follow up as needed
  • Oversee safety within the laboratory and ensure all safety protocols are followed
  • Maintain regulatory compliance within the lab, including CAP, CLIA, NYS, OSHA, etc
  • Keep standard operating procedures up to date
  • Develop and implement workflows for new assays
  • Provide technical direction, mentoring, and professional guidance to laboratory employees
  • Resolve technical, instrument, or unexpected tests results and ensures corrective actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications
  • Evaluate the competency of all testing personnel on an ongoing basis

Qualifications:

  • MS or BS in medical technology, clinical laboratory science, chemical, physical or biological science and at least 12 years of experience in molecular biology
  • Experience supervising others in a CLIA/CAP high-complexity laboratory
  • Experience in Next Generation Sequencing highly desirable
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to delegate tasks to others
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work with others to plan and carry out scientific programs
  • Self-driven and works well in an interdisciplinary team with minimal direction
  • Strong desire to build products that will save lives and change the course of cancer
  • Impeccable attention to detail 
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Location

600 WEST CHICAGO AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60654

An Insider's view of Tempus

What makes someone successful on your team?

We value creativity in ideation, autonomy in execution, and a healthy tendency to always question the status quo.

Ash

Lead Data Scientist

What are Tempus Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
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