Postdoctoral Fellow (FT), Lab-Management Administration

  • Job Reference: 164554732-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2020
  • Recruiter: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Location: Lebanon, New Hampshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

This is a training position in which fellows will be exposed to all areas of the clinical molecular laboratory (Clinical Genomics and Advanced Technology Lab). Fellows will observe all parts of routing clinical testing and participate in select areas of this testing. These areas of clinical molecular testing include: wet-bench procedures; bioinformatic analysis; result interpretation and reporting; and quality assurance/quality improvement activities. Fellows will also actively participate in clinical assay validation/verification and various clinical translational research projects with the expectation that this work will lead to data being presented at local and national conferences and published in scientific journals.

Responsibilities: A listing of the key responsibilities:

* Reports to the fellowship director.
* Works in a team environment, striving to develop and maintain a high degree of professionalism when interacting with directors, pathologists, other trainees, technologists, physicians, other lab and hospital staff, and patients.
* Abide by all institutional regulations and standards.
* Learns and follows all relevant regulations and guidelines for clinical testing including but not limited to those found in the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP).
* Participates in the development, validation/verification and implementation of clinical molecular testing as assigned by the laboratory director and/or fellowship director. Documents and communicates the results of this work with the director, assistant directors, manager, supervisor and other appropriate individuals as requested.
* Participates in clinical and translation research projects assigned by or developed with the lab director or fellowship director.
* After appropriate training and documentation, participates in clinical testing under the supervision of the lab directors, manager and supervisor.
* Communicates results in oral and written fashion as presentations at national meetings, local seminars and published abstracts and manuscripts.
* Writes and reviews all SOPs as designated by the laboratory director.
* Develops and maintains standard operating procedures and documentation for required activities.
* Maintains quality assurance and quality control documentation as requested.
* Participates in preparation of regulatory and accrediting agencies inspections of the laboratory (i.e., CAP inspection, DHMC safety inspections).
* Participates in review of proficiency testing results.
* Prepares and presents oral presentations within and outside of lab and institution.
* Performs other duties as required or assigned.

We are seeking a candidate with the following qualifications:

* Doctoral degree (usually a PhD degree) with a chemical, physical, biological, or clinical laboratory science focus.
* Desire to pursue a career in the field of clinical molecular diagnostics with relevant board certification.
* Experience communicating scientific data through oral presentations and peer-reviewed publications.
* Experience and/or training including Nucleic Acid Extraction and Purification, Detection Techniques for Nucleic Acids, Nucleic Acid Amplification Techniques (i.e. PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR), Electrophoresis and Capillary Electrophoresis.
* Experience with DNA sequencing is preferred.
* Must be proficient at routine and preventative maintenance, operation, and trouble shooting for technical and software related issues.
* Strong Microsoft Office skills.
* Strong written and verbal communication.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Applicants from APA-accredited Doctoral Clinical or Counseling Psychology Programs.
* All requirements for degree, including dissertation defense, must be completed prior to start date.
* The fellow is also required to maintain a minimum caseload of 20 outpatient contact hours per week, although opportunities to replace some clinical time with research opportunities may be available.

Required Licensure/Certification Skills:

* Applicants from APA-accredited Doctoral Clinical or Counseling Psychology Programs.
* All requirements for degree, including dissertation defense, must be completed prior to start date.