Laboratory Manager, Microbiology / Molecular at LABORATORY CORP OF AMERICA HOLDINGS

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Laboratory Manager, Microbiology / Molecular

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Location San Diego, California Job ID 20-88181

Are you an experienced Lab Manager looking for a new challenge? Are you detail oriented, process focused, and enjoy leading others? Are you looking for an industry leading company that offers growth and stability? LabCorp is seeking a Laboratory Manager to join our team in San Diego, 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 18 million PCR tests to date.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Oversee the operational activities of microbiology and molecular testing; both technical and non-technical
  • Effectively manage change, facilitate innovation and foster teambuilding to provide the highest quality and most cost effective laboratory product possible.
  • Ensure CORE laboratory provides market leading service levels, meeting the needs of our clients and corporate service metrics established for TAT
  • Resolves client inquiries and operational issues in a timely manner by consulting with Medical Director, QA, other laboratory managers, discipline directors, laboratory directors or corporate operation
  • Ensures laboratory is compliant with corporate, state and federal regulatory requirements (CAP, CLIA, State, I.S.O.15189, etc) related to personnel safety and quality of laboratory testing as well as professional conduct in assigned areas
  • Assist with developing and implementing of laboratory procedures as well as installation of equipment and methods according to scheduled timelines
  • Oversee the staffing of the department and monitor the scheduling of work to ensure adequate coverage, proper use of overtime and the handling of specific projects
  • Ensures effective communication with Clients, Sales, Corporate Operations, Management as well as direct reports and all departmental staff
  • Investigate deviations from established procedures to ensure effective corrective action


  • Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or a relevant concentration
  • ASCP Certification and CA CLS Generalist license required
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a medical technologist in a clinical laboratory, 5+ preferred
  • Must meet CLIA requirements
  • Prior leadership experience managing several direct reports
  • Experience in a high volume clinical laboratory environment
  • Strong working knowledge of quality assurance practices and procedures
  • Understanding of laboratory operations as well as policies and procedures
  • Ability to problem solve and provide solutions under minimal supervision
  • Proven success in training and developing both technical and non-technical employees
  • Excellent computer skills; experience with an LIS
  • Strong communication skills; both written and verbal
  • Highly motivated and energetic with the ability to work effectively in a high test volume setting
  • Financial awareness and ability to manage budget
  • Inspire effective work team and ability to lead by example to encourage team to seek solutions
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to handle the physical requirements of the position




Monday - Friday, 7:30 am-4:00 pm, additional days and hours may be required based on business needs
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