CLS Supervisor
Posted on 2/10/2023
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, Chemical or Biological Sciences; or Military Education equivalent
  • 8+ years of experience in a clinical laboratory, or 6 years with a Master's degree
  • Possession of a valid California CLS license and maintain throughout employment in position
  • Advanced working knowledge of local, state, and federal laboratory regulations
  • Demonstrated outstanding professionalism, leadership, and communication skills
  • Provides leadership, and acts as a guide for the team
  • Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals
  • Focuses on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation(s) or data requires evaluation to assist in in decision making
  • Develops and manages routine operational plans
  • Works on issues requiring the analysis of data, relevant factors, and resolves problems
  • Coordinate coverage for all assay during assigned shift, lead expectations of the team and drive a culture of accountability
  • Communicate daily activities to ensure a seamless handoff between shifts
  • Escalate equipment/instrumentation issues that impact TAT or quality, as well as proposing and implementing solutions to accommodate or mitigate issues that impact TAT
  • Monitor team safety and ensure adherence to EH&S and regulatory requirements (i.e. PPE)
  • Responsible for identification and escalation of operational limiting incidents via change management, incident reporting or Jira tickets
  • Participate in IQ/OQ/PQ for equipment/instrumentation
  • Ensure laboratory is inspection/audit ready at all times
  • Assist with CAPAs and RCAs to ensure comprehensive and complete action is taken to remediate
  • Support and comply with the company's Quality Management System policies and procedures
  • Perform administrative duties; including, but not limited to, writing employee performance evaluations and reviewing standard operating procedures (SOPs), protocols, non-conformance reports, quality control (QC) forms, and equipment maintenance forms
  • Coach and mentor CLSs and Laboratory Technicians by providing guidance, constructive feedback, and assisting with the development of the troubleshooting and judgment skills
  • Lead by example to create an inclusive culture that values high engagement
  • Conduct 1:1s for employee career development and coaching
  • Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork
  • Ensure competencies are completed 100% on time, and assist with assessments as needed by the Training team
  • To be an effective and present CLS leader in this role, you will be trained to our assays and work the bench 40% of the time
Desired Qualifications
  • 2+ years of leadership experience
  • Experience in a high volume clinical laboratory
  • Experience with laboratory automation
  • Strong working knowledge in the areas of laboratory technology, management principles, laboratory information management system (LIMS), and workflow needs and capabilities
  • Training in molecular biology techniques
  • Proficient in Google Suite programs, such as Sheets, Gmail, Docs

1,001-5,000 employees

Genetic testing medical care company
Company Overview
Invitae believes that good health is possible—and that genetic information has the ability to transform the way medicine is practiced, making what once seemed impossible possible, as they empower people to make decisions about their health through the power of genetics.
  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental, & vision
  • Generous vacation days
  • Family leave
  • Flexible working hours
  • Work from home
Company Core Values
  • Team above the individual
  • Radically honest communication
  • Freedom with accountability
  • Transparency and data-informed action
  • A sense of urgency