Laboratory Supervisor -- Molecular (PCR) (1st shift) Los Angeles, CA at LABORATORY CORP OF AMERICA HOLDINGS

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Laboratory Supervisor -- Molecular (PCR) (1st shift) Los Angeles, CA

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Location Los Angeles, California Job ID 20-88399

LabCorp is seeking a Clinical Laboratory Supervisor to join our team in Los Angeles, CA. In this position, you will work in a fast paced, customer focused, and challenging environment, and will be a part of our overall mission at LabCorp: "Improving Health, Improving Lives" as we combat the COVID-19 pandemic. As you may know, LabCorp was the first national laboratory to launch molecular testing for the virus that causes COVID-19 and we have performed over 10 million PCR tests to date.

This position will focus primarily on supervising the COVID-19 PCR testing in the Molecular department of our Clinical Laboratory, where the Technologists perform both automated and manual testing with the overall goal of providing results that will be used for the diagnosis and management of COVID-19. Assays performed in this department include both automated and manual testing, Qualitative and Quantitative PCR, with the overall goal of providing results that can be used for the diagnosis and management of a wide range of infections using real-time PCR detection of nucleic acid.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Supervise the day to day operations of the department
  • Ensure laboratory tests are accurately performed and results are reported in a timely manner
  • Directly supervise, train, and mentor laboratory personnel
  • Monitor daily workflow in the lab and schedule adequate assay coverage
  • Responsible for ensuring all shifts in the department are properly staffed
  • Research and resolve any production errors and escalating when necessary
  • Perform quality assurance checks to ensure efficiency and accuracy
  • Prepare and maintain Quality Assurance records and documents
  • Assist with preparation of laboratory specimens for analysis and testing
  • Responsible for administering and managing policies and procedures


  • Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or a Science related major
  • Minimum 2 years of technical experience in a clinical laboratory
  • California CLS License or limited license is preferred
  • ASCP and/or AMT Certifications are a plus
  • Familiarity with Molecular Lab Platforms such as Hamilton and Kingfisher Flex
  • Prior supervisory or leadership experience is preferred
  • Understanding of laboratory operations as well as policies and procedures
  • Proficient with Laboratory Information Systems and Microsoft Office
  • Strong communication skills; both written and verbal
  • Comfortability making decisions in a changing environment
  • Ability to handle the physical requirements of the position




Sunday - Thursday (7:00am - 3:30pm)
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