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Clinical Laboratory Director

Part Time

Job Summary

Circular Genomics (CG) is a venture-backed biotechnology startup focused on the development of RNA-based medical diagnostics with a focus in the neurosciences. This new diagnostic technology will promote precision medicine for individuals suffering from depression and other psychiatric or neurological disorders. 

Our expanding company is hiring a part-time Clinical Laboratory Director to join our management team. In this position, you will be responsible for the scope, standards, and quality of service of the Circular Genomics Clinical Laboratory. You will participate in managerial decisions and guide the operation of the laboratory ranging from preparing validation documentation for appropriate regulatory bodies, selection of staff, choice of methods, purchase of equipment, quality assurance, quality control, safety, and utilization management. 

Clinical Laboratory Director Responsibilities

  • Provide inspired leadership for the organization and laboratory

  • Participate in strategic planning for laboratory services and future testing pipelines

  • Direct all laboratory operations including compliance with laboratory best practices and CLIA requirements for a moderate-high complexity laboratory. 

  • Ensure diagnostic testing adheres to federal, state and local requirements and obtain licensures when applicable.

  • Ensure adherence to ISO, CLIA and CAP regulatory requirements and good laboratory practices

  • Coordinate company testing, assay validation, and R&D support functions

  • Review and approve technical performance validation and verification reports for new tests, instruments, and methods prior use for sample testing

  • Responsible for the clinical and analytical validation of diagnostic tests

  • Prepare for, participate in, and perform inspections, as necessary, to maintain licensure and ensure quality service delivery.

  • Regularly attend meetings to discuss the management and operations of the laboratory and provide insights for continuous improvements

  • Ensure accurate and effective communication of laboratory data


  • Doctoral Degree in chemical, physical, biological or clinical lab science with current board certification from American Board of Clinical Chemistry, American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics, or other equivalent certification 

  • ORMD/DO/DPM and board certification in anatomic or clinical pathology

  • 10+ years of relevant clinical laboratory experience and 5+ years of management, operations, and leadership experience

  • Satisfy federal and state requirements as a director of high complexity testing laboratories 

Position is based in our Albuquerque, NM Facility

Circular Genomics Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any characteristic protected under applicable law.

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