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Associate Laboratory Director - Pharmacogenomics - Seattle, WA #7495728

Company: Invitae

Date: 06/30/2020

City: Seattle, WA

Employment type: Full-time

Associate Laboratory Director, Pharmacogenomics


Location: Ability and willingness to be on site in Seattle at least three days a week


Invitae is dedicated to bringing comprehensive genetic information into mainstream medicine to improve healthcare for billions of people. Our team is driven to make a difference for the patients we serve. We are leading the transformation of the genetics industry, by making clinical-grade genetic information affordable and accessible to guide health decisions across all stages of life.


Our team is expanding and we're looking for people who are passionate about helping improve healthcare to join us.


Invitae is seeking a full-time, HSS board-certified Associate Clinical Laboratory Director to join a clinical laboratory team that is motivated by the patient on the other end of every sample tested.


Invitae is reinventing genetic testing by making it more affordable and accessible than ever before. Invitae invites applications from individuals with a background in human genetics and genomics to join a growing team responsible for curating, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting clinical genetic data. This is a unique opportunity to work closely with an experienced team of board-certified laboratory directors and genetic counselors, genomics scientists, bioinformaticians, and other professionals who aim to bring comprehensive diagnostic and preventive genetic testing to the world. The Invitae Medical Affairs team is passionate about the company's mission, encouraging creative thinkers to come up with new ways to provide important information to patients and clinicians.


We are seeking an Associate Clinical Laboratory Director, whose job duties will include:


What you will do:



  • Ongoing involvement in overseeing laboratory processes and in review and sign out of pharmacogenomics laboratory reports from our Seattle laboratory
  • Be certified by a board approved by HSS for High Complexity testing and hold NY licensure for Seattle site
  • Support the clinical laboratory director in ongoing responsibilities, including:
  • Acts as Section Director/Technical Supervisor responsible for the technical and scientific oversight of the laboratory
  • Evaluation and input into ongoing monitoring of testing processes, including troubleshooting and quality improvement activities
  • Selection, design, validation of test and transfer to the clinical laboratory
  • Ongoing awareness of regulations and best practice standards for pharmacogenomics testing and reporting
  • Compliance of licensure and regulatory requirements
  • Interact with regulatory agencies and participate in clinical and GCLP vendor audits.
  • Establishment and monitoring of performance /quality control criteria for clinical tests
  • Enrollment, performance and recording of proficiency testing
  • Resolution of technical problems and ensuring that remedial actions are taken
  • Ensure staff competency, provide training and continuing education
  • Specify in writing responsibilities of all laboratory personnel
  • Ensure robust quality control program and monitor test performance
  • Resolve technical problems, document corrective action and ensure remedial action are taken
  • Coordination across multiple groups and clinical testing site
  • Other duties, at the discretion of the Clinical Laboratory Director

Who you are:



  • Strong genetics background with proficiency in clinical genomics bioinformatics
  • Experience in pharmacogenomic testing
  • Experience with high throughput, highly automated clinical laboratory processes
  • GCLP experience preferred; MassArray experience highly desirable
  • Interest in clinical laboratory processes, regulatory requirements, and professional guidelines
  • Excellent communication skills to ensure collaboration across:
  • Molecular laboratory
  • Bioinformatics
  • Clinical reporting
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Required:
  • Ph.D., in biological science with at least 2 yrs experience in molecular diagnostics in a clinical laboratory under a HHS approved director at the doctoral level.
  • Certified by a board approved by HHS for High Complexity Testing preferably ABMGG certification in Molecular Genetics and Genomics
  • [NYS CoQ in molecular or eligible to apply]
  • Ability and willingness to be on site in Seattle at least three days a week

At Invitae, we value diversity and provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.




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