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Associate Technical Director

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Location Calabasas, California, Calabasas Highlands, California Job ID 19-88482

Esoterix Inc., a specialty testing division of LabCorp, is presently seeking an Associate Scientific Director to join the R&D Department in Calabasas, CA. The Calabasas laboratory performs testing for endocrine disorders, rheumatology, gastroenterology, neurology and other specialty medicine fields.

Primary responsibilities of the Associate Director role include;

  • Oversees scientific and technical direction of the laboratories and manufacturing, including direct responsibility for solving any technical issues
  • Reviews overall performance of each laboratory, including reported reference ranges and types of reports submitted to clients
  • Identifies, investigates, and explores the need for new assays, equipment, and processes, finding ways to enhance business performance and opportunities with an awareness of the cost/benefits. Prepares corresponding capital requests
  • Establishes proper procedures for setup and validation of assays and testing documentation
  • Assures that the quality of laboratory results is at the highest practical level
  • Sets efficiency and TAT parameters for the laboratory, determining how these parameters should be monitored.
  • Provides technical input for Standard Operating Procedures; Reviews and approves final reports, validation plans and validation reports; Documents all activities necessary to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Consults with clients concerning interpretation and clinical significance of test results
  • Provide input for marketing literature and assists with sales team training on services offered by Esoterix Inc.
  • Travel with sales teams as necessary to meet clients and secure new business
  • Adheres to the standard operating procedures and safety requirements of Esoterix, CLIA, CAP and other regulatory bodies


  • PhD in biological chemistry, analytical chemistry, or related scientific discipline
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in clinical laboratories
  • Eligible for California CCS or CLS license
  • Extensive working experience with the following fields and/or methodologies in their application, troubleshooting and methods development:
    • Endocrinology
    • LC-MS/MS of small molecules and proteins/peptides
    • Regulated bioanalysis / clinical trials testing
    • Surface Plasmon Resonance
    • Robotics and assay automation


License/Certification/Education: Requires a Ph.D. or MD w/6 or more years of Clinical Lab experience. Must meet all licensing as required by CLIA or Director accreditation from a national certifying agency (i.e., SAMSHA formerly known as NIDA).




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