Director – Clinical Lab Operations
Posted on 12/21/2022

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 & Logistics
  • MS or BS in medical technology, clinical laboratory science, chemical, physical or biological science, business, engineering or operations and at least 12 years of experience in high throughput laboratory or manufacturing
  • Over 7 years experience supervising teams in a CLIA/CAP high-complexity laboratory
  • Knowledge and experience in lean, Six-Sigma manufacturing or other process improvement systems
  • Experience managing systemic change
  • Experience in Process Improvement
  • Demonstrated ability to develop teams
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail and follow through
  • Experience managing multiple high priority projects
  • Ability to delegate tasks to others
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work with others to plan and carry out projects
  • 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
  • Experience managing and optimizing molecular genetics and Next Generation Sequencing desirable
  • Plan, manage and coordinate the operational activities of a cutting-edge clinical laboratory to support next-generation sequencing workflow and Immunohistochemistry with rapid turnaround times
  • Oversee daily laboratory activities, key projects and management staff
  • Serve as an operations expert in cross functional teams and for the lab
  • Deliver regular updates to Sr Director, Clinical Lab Operations to summarize issues, delays laboratory performance, turnaround times, instrument downtime, productivity, and other performance metrics
  • Provide solutions to highly complex problems with a high degree of ingenuity and creativity
  • Ensure high quality results for all samples according to standard operating procedures within the sequencing workflow
  • Reviews daily, weekly, and monthly QC results, identify trends and performs follow up as needed
  • Ensure all safety protocols are followed
  • Maintain regulatory compliance within the lab, including CAP, CLIA, NYS, OSHA, etc
  • Review standard operating procedures
  • Manage implementation of new workflows for new and existing assays
  • Drive process improvements and process standardization
  • Provide direction, mentoring, and professional guidance to laboratory employees
  • Resolve operational issues, bottlenecks and ensures corrective actions are taken
  • Evaluate the competency of all testing personnel on an ongoing basis