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The Newborn Screening Unit of the NC State Laboratory of Public Health is currently accepting applications for a Molecular Lab Supervisor. The NBS unit's primary purpose is to provide timely and accurate testing for North Carolinians in order to identify potentially life-threatening conditions in newborns. The primary purpose of this position is to conduct and provide oversight for high complexity molecular testing that detects DNA variants or molecular markers associated with severe combined immunodeficiency disorder (SCID), cystic fibrosis and galactosemia.
The Newborn Screening Molecular Lab Supervisor will:
  • Manage the daily operations of the NBS Molecular Laboratory
  • Ensure that the laboratory complies with all federal CLIA, OSHA, and state government regulations for laboratories performing high-complexity testing
  • Ensure that the tests and results provided by the laboratory meet the standards of quality, timeliness, and accuracy.
  • Evaluate new technologies and screening algorithms
  • Develop and validate molecular tests to detect and/or characterize disorders that would improve patient outcomes if detected in infancy
  • Develop and implement appropriate laboratory procedures and policies related to high-throughput molecular testing
  • Establish a molecular quality assurance program and improvement plan
  • Organize and train staff, including assigning staff at different work stations as needed and performing staff evaluations to ensure competency
  • Work to identify errors and conduct root cause analysis to identify the source of errors
  • Coordinate with partnering agencies to conduct pilot studies to characterize the screening population prior to test being added to the existing screening panel

Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree in medical technology, chemistry, or a biological science. Master's degree in molecular biology is preferred.

Job Location: 4312 District Drive, Raleigh NC 27607