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Scientific Director, Analytical Chemistry

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Pathology Watch

Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Position Qualifications:

Position Summary: Oversee Analytical Chemistry Department


  • Oversees all technical aspects of production laboratory, case generation and R&D components
  • Manages R&D team and drives test development
  • Directs staff in the technical and logistical development, validation and operation of LC-MS/MS, ICP-MS, and HPLC-fluorescence clinical tests
  • Interacts with clients and physicians regarding tests performed in the laboratory and describe the techniques used
  • Determines the most appropriate platform for clinical tests
  • Mentors scientists in the performance of clinical tests and instrumentation including drugs of abuse, steroids, metals and therapeutic drug monitoring applications
  • Coordinates with other departments on clinical test implementation
  • Coordinates the installation of laboratory instrumentation
  • Ensures the testing systems developed and used for each of the tests performed in the laboratory provide quality laboratory services
  • Ensures the laboratory is enrolled in an approved or alternate proficiency testing program for the testing performed
  • Ensures the establishment and maintenance of acceptable levels of analytical performance for each test system
  • Oversees the development of the laboratory’s plans and programs in evaluation of long-range planning with regard to clinical tests and regulatory action


  • Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry discipline required.


  • 3-5 years of laboratory management
  • Ensure test development and implementation in operations is of the highest quality
  • Development/validation of bioanalytical tests by LC-MS/MS and HPLC
  • NYSDOH Certificate of Qualification holder


  • The ability to communicate effectively both orally and written.
  • The ability to coordinate multiple resources effectively.
  • The skill set of exuding leadership at all levels

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Job Category:

Laboratory Operations


Sonic Reference Laboratory, Inc

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