Austin, TX: Associate Director, Pre-Analytics (231543)

Life Sciences & Technology

Job Description:

Our client is currently seeking a resource for a temp-to-perm role for the Associate Director, Pre-Analytics. The AD, Pre-Analytical will be responsible for providing oversight to clinical laboratory of the Accessioning function. There will be heavy cross-functional collaboration with senior manager and team members to ensure company deadlines and goals are being met.


Responsibilities include:

  • Supervise the daily activities of managers, supervisors, and staff to ensure all samples are accessioned same day with extremely high accuracy according to SOPs.
  • Optimize cross-site scheduling according to the operational needs of the laboratory.
  • Build and manage metrics to provide feedback and accountability to staff. Define KPIs and standardize departmental methodologies
  • Maintain QA documentation, compliance, management, regulatory bodies and clients as well as laboratory operations
  • Act as a cross-functional resource for inter-disciplinary teams to streamline operations and efficiency while growing business and exceeding client expectations
  • Develop and oversee training and team building of new and existing staff on a continuous basis
  • Create and manage departmental incentive programs
  • Support the recruitment, hiring and development of effective teams with succession planning
  • Administer departmental budgets
  • Liaise with all departments in the laboratory and management to ensure accuracy and swift corrective actions as needed based on client, test, market dynamics and specimen requirements
  • Oversee daily accessioning operations including, but not limited to:
    • Specimen receipt and triage
    • Order entry and documentation retention
    • Quality check of all information input into the LIS/LIMS system
    • Referral testing and specimen send-outs
    • Competency, safety and retraining of staff
    • Delivery of daily, weekly, monthly & quarterly operational metrics
    • Departmental inventory and supply orders
    • Provide thought leadership and recommendations for improving workflows, team structures and system configurations
    • Responsible for managing mission critical, complex projects to deliver results within the authorized budgets and approved timelines
    • Identify and transparently communicate issues and solutions both within the accessioning department and to leadership
    • Forecast trends to meet changing requirements
    • Ensure team meets all regulatory requirements set forth by CLIA, CAP, NYSDOH, etc.


Required Experience:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree required, BS in Biology or other healthcare field preferred, Master’s Degree a plus.
  • At least five years’ experience working in a laboratory or supporting lab operations required
  • Experience in clinical genetic testing strongly preferred



Austin, TX: Associate Director, Pre-Analytics (231543)


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