May 19, 2021

Lab Quality Control Technologist

  • Tempus
  • Peachtree Corners, GA

Job Description

Passionate about making a difference in the world of cancer genomics? With the advent of genomic sequencing, we can finally decode and process our genetic makeup. We now have more data than ever before but providers don't have the infrastructure or expertise to make sense of this data. We're on a mission to connect an entire ecosystem to redefine how genomic data is used in clinical settings. We are looking for a Lab Quality Control Technologist who will be responsible for maintaining equipment and reagent compliance for a clinical molecular lab. What You’ll Do: Work within a cutting-edge genomics workflow to provide quality control support in a high-volume clinical molecular laboratory. Maintain CLIA/CAP compliance, including completion of Performance Qualifications (PQs), Preventive Maintenance (PM), Installation Qualification / Operational Qualification (IQOQ), and routine maintenance for all clinically approved molecular laboratory equipment. Document all results and findings in order to satisfy CLIA/CAP/NYS-DOH requirements. Report significant equipment findings/deviations and system deficiencies to lab management, as appropriate. Assist in troubleshooting, root cause analysis, corrective actions, and preventative actions with regard to any instrument or system issues. Assist with freezer/refrigerator temperature tracking and monitoring. Help create and implement new equipment functionality for use by Tempus R&D and clinical lab staff. Update SOPs and equipment records within the document control system, including creation/ revision/ review of internal SOPs and other quality documentation. Create and review equipment protocols and qualification summaries. Interact with lab management and testing personnel to prioritize QC tasks. Help facilitate and implement corrective and preventative actions. Ensure completion of all equipment and maintenance logs, review monthly. Create and review equipment protocols and qualification summaries. Make sure all equipment PMs/ service contracts are up to date. Coordinate with equipment suppliers and FSEs for equipment service and repairs. Participate in the eQMS system as needed. Participate in lab audits with QA/Pharma/regulatory bodies as needed. Qualifications: Highly organized and systematic, superb attention to detail and ability to complete tasks with a high degree of accuracy. Proven ability to learn new skills quickly and adapt to new processes smoothly. BS in medical technology, clinical laboratory science, biomedical engineering, chemical, physical or biological science. Prefer 1 year previous experience in a molecular lab or with laboratory instrumentation. Prefer experience in quality, regulatory compliance and auditing. Moderate experience with Microsoft Excel and/ or Google Sheets. Previous experience in a clinical lab regulated by CAP/ CLIA/ NYS highly desirable. Good time management skills.

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