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Biochemical and Molecular Genetics - Sr Dir - San Juan Capistrano, CA in San Juan Capistrano, CA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 3/26/2019

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Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 5:00

Look for more than answers.  Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope.

As a R&D Professional you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You’ll have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.

At Quest, our R&D Professionals play an essential role in our success and in the services we provide. As a career, we offer a unique opportunity to develop your career with the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. We are research and development driven, and we’re creating the lab of the future – an environment where you can deliver cutting edge diagnostics and help us drive new discoveries and breakthroughs.


The Senior Director (Licensed) reports to the either the Chief Director, Scientific Director or Medical Director as appropriate and is responsible for providing technical interpretation of genetics results, signing reports, providing consultations with physicians regarding technical aspects of assays, implementing new assays, assay troubleshooting, participation in QA responsibilities, providing technical support to operations staff, and reviewing and approval of SOPs. The Senior Director may also serve as the backup for the Scientific and Medical Director. Assumes Clinical Consultant or Technical Supervisor responsibilities as assigned by the Medical Director.


  • Interpret results for of clinical genetic testing.
  • Assist in assay trouble-shooting and implementation of new assays
  • Monitor compliance in regards to a safe working environment.
  • Assist, as needed, in the training of technologists.
  • Observe compliance with regulatory agencies, including inspections.
  • Monitor of quality assurance at all levels of practice.
  • Participate in working groups of related or associated professional societies and regulatory agencies. Represent Quest Diagnostics at professional meetings and sales functions.
  • Technical consultation with operations staff.
  • Approve of the test method selection and validation.
  • Ensure that the proficiency testing program is conducted in a timely manner, reviewed by appropriate staff, and approve of corrective action when a proficiency testing result is found to be unsatisfactory.
  • Establish and monitor quality control to ensure that acceptable levels of analytical performance are maintained for each test system. Ensure that patient test results are reported only when the system is functioning properly.
  • Approve all corrective action and preventative action plans and procedure.
  • Approve Job Assignments and Authorization Matrix (JAAM) and annual Performance and Development Review (PDR) to ensure that all personnel have the appropriate training and demonstrated performance for the type of testing offered.
  • Annually review/approve Standard Operating Procedures for test systems.



  • MD degree or Ph. D. degree required.
  • Dual Board certified in Biochemical genetics and molecular genetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics or equivalent certification.
  • CLS licensure required or ability to complete satisfy within 1year. 

Work Experience:

  • 3-5 years related experience.

Special Requirements:

  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated good decision-making and organizational skills.
  • The capability of being continuously updated in literature in regards to its medical applications.

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