Head of R&D Laboratory Operations
Posted on 7/19/2023

1,001-5,000 employees

Data-driven precision medicine
Company Overview
Tempus is on a mission to provide the necessary tools to usher in an era of precision medicine. The company has built the world's largest library of clinical and molecular data and an operating system to make that information accessible and useful for patients, physicians, and researchers.
Chicago, IL, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Operations Research
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Finance & Banking
  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific field or related field
  • At least 8 years of experience in a laboratory setting, including experience in a supervisory role
  • Strong experience leading the development of complex molecular assays and diagnostics
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Knowledge of laboratory equipment and techniques
  • Strong understanding of safety and regulatory guidelines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lead a team of technical experts (laboratory scientists, molecular biologist, bioinformaticists, etc)
  • Work with R&D leaders for lab staff hiring, training, scheduling
  • Oversee the maintenance of lab equipment-ensure proper functioning and calibration
  • Work with R&D leaders to coordinate and prioritize laboratory research projects, including allocation of resources and personnel, equipment, and supplies
  • Ensure compliance with safety and regulatory guidelines, such as OSHA and HIPAA
  • Assist in planning and executing regulatory audits for diagnostic approvals
  • Manage lab budget and ensure cost-effective operations
  • Collaborate across functional departments and with external partners as needed
  • Prepare and maintain accurate laboratory records and documentation
  • Help oversee and guide the development of standard working process between lab teams and subteams
  • Participate in lab meetings and presentations
  • Provide updates to strategy and operations, R&D leadership team, and other team and executive meetings as needed