Pathology Lab Quality Assurance Manager
Ascend Genomics, LLC - Foster City, CA

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Quality Assurance Manager

Ascend Genomics is an exciting, high-growth molecular clinical laboratory located in the Bay Area (Northern CA), utilizing cutting-edge technology. Ascend has a full-time opening for a Quality Assurance Manager. Candidate will be responsible for ensuring conformance to QA and QC regulations with Federal and several state licensing agencies; assisting Technical Supervisors with instrument/test reviews, validations, and technical issues; overseeing Quality Control, Proficiency Testing and Competency Assessment performance; maintaining a Document Control system; providing metric analysis of key QA and Operations performance measures; conducting regular QA meetings and reporting findings and suggestions for improvement.

The ideal will candidate will have:

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in Quality Assurance in a Genomics, Pathology or Clinical laboratory
  • Have current bench experience, preferably in Genomics testing
  • Experience with CAP, CLIA or New York state laboratory licensing
  • Familiarity with software applications (Excel, EP Evaluator) and data base applications to produce and analyze metric reports
  • Ability to perform problem resolution and closure utilizing root cause analysis tools
  • Solid experience creating processes that improve internal effectiveness, enhance customer satisfaction and accelerate the delivery of highest quality products
  • Strong organizational, statistical and computer skills

Education requirement:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Mathematics or related field

Licensure (not required) but preferred in one of the following categories

  • California State Department of Health License as a:

o Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS)
o Clinical Genetics and Molecular Biology Scientist (CGMBS)


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