Senior Director Clinical Lab Operations

| Chicago

Senior Director Clinical Lab Operations

With the advent of genomic sequencing, we can finally decode and process our genetic makeup. We now have more data than ever before but providers don't have the infrastructure or expertise to make sense of said data. Here at Tempus, we believe the greatest promise for the detection and treatment of cancer lies in the deep understanding of molecular activity for disease initiation, progression, and efficacious treatment based on the discovery of unique biomarkers.


We're on a mission to connect an entire ecosystem to redefine how genomic data is used in clinical settings. Our laboratory team is passionate and focused on developing state of the art techniques from sample processing to creating and interpreting vast amounts of genomic and molecular data. Our laboratory operations staff collaborate with product, research, and business teams to develop the most advanced platform in cancer care.


What you’ll do:

  • Oversee the strategic operations of a cutting-edge, high-volume clinical laboratory to support next-generation sequencing workflow with rapid turnaround times
  • Deliver regular updates to executive team summarizing laboratory performance, turnaround times, instrument downtime, productivity, and other performance metrics
  • Contribute to laboratory capacity planning for personnel, capital equipment, and space
  • Work with inter-departmental team leaders to build efficiencies and streamline processes
  • Advocate for laboratory processes during development of Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) and other data systems
  • Ensure regulatory compliance within the lab, including CAP, CLIA, NYSDOH, GCLP, and OSHA
  • Monitor laboratory proficiency testing and quality control trends; ensure corrective and preventative actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications
  • Collaborate with assay development team to ensure successful tech transfer of new products to the clinical lab
  • Possess a deep working knowledge of technical equipment and processes and find efficiencies for improved workflow and performance
  • Deliver laboratory efficiencies and error-reduction through automation and process engineering
  • Oversee the laboratory training program to ensure training protocols are sufficient 
  • Provide technical direction, mentoring, and professional guidance to laboratory employees
  • Attract and retain top talent; create growth opportunities for staff

Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s in medical technology, clinical laboratory science, chemical, physical or biological science
  • Must have experience with molecular biology and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
  • Must have experience supervising others in a CLIA/CAP high-complexity laboratory
  • A minimum of 7 years working in a clinical lab is required
  • Experience with NYSDOH and GCLP regulations is highly desirable
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to delegate tasks to others
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • 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.

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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
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Generous Parental Leave
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Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
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Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
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Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
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Relocation Assistance
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Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
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