Clinical Laboratory Manager

Full Time

Job Summary

Circular Genomics (CG) is a venture-backed biotechnology startup focused on the development of RNA-based medical diagnostics with focus in 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 Clinical Laboratory Manager to join our laboratory team. In this position, you will be responsible for developing the scope, standards, and quality of service of the Circular Genomics Clinical Laboratory. You will be responsible for protocol development and testing, quality assurance and control, adhering to regulatory guidelines, selection of staff, purchase of equipment, safety, and utilization management. 

Clinical Laboratory Manager Responsibilities

  • Provide inspired leadership and mentorship CG laboratory team

  • Manage design and implementation of clinical laboratory build-out alongside the CG Laboratory Director

  • Oversee administrative and clinical responsibility for coordination of all laboratory operations

  • Ensure that laboratory staff are fully trained and compliant with all CLIA, FDA, CAP, and other applicable regulatory requirements

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

  • Manage day-to-day operations of CG’s clinical laboratory for clinical diagnostic testing, including proficiency testing, personnel, lab safety compliance, and oversee lab operational workflow

  • Collaborate with R&D to support test development, operationalization, and optimization

  • Manage and oversee resources, hiring, training, and scheduling of laboratory employees

  • Manage and provide direction to laboratory staff in performance of their duties, establishing work priorities, and in achieving goals  

  • Consult, as necessary, on development of standard operating procedures (SOP) required for the performance of diagnostic testing. Draft, edit, review, and approve SOP’s as required

  • Work with the Quality team to maintain a Quality Management System that includes QC/QA, and regulatory compliance. Help design and maintain systems for tracking and improving process efficiency

  • Monitor QA metrics, productivity, and attendance of all employees and for clinical testing

  • Oversee highly complex laboratory testing procedures working with blood, DNA, and RNA. Demonstrate expertise in PCR Testing, QC of reagents, validation, instrument maintenance and other duties, as necessary


  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical, physical, or biological sciences or medical technology from and accredited institution

  • New Mexico licensure as Clinical Laboratory Scientist or Molecular Technologist

  • ASCP clinical lab scientist certification with qualifications to serve as General and Technical Supervisor under CLIA

  • 8+ years of molecular-based testing experience in a clinical laboratory and 4+ years of managerial experience, preferably in a hospital setting or commercial lab

  • Extensive experience with molecular-based clinical testing methods, instrumentation, and applicable computer software

Position is located 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.