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MD Anderson Cancer Center Laboratory Supervisor - Molecular Diagnostic - Real-time PCR in Houston, Texas

To provide optimal patient care, Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory (MDL) offers a wide variety of state-of-the-art molecular assays for cancer diagnosis and disease monitoring. Although our primary focus has been on various leukemia/lymphoma characteristic chromosomal translocations, gene rearrangements and chimerism analysis of post allogeneic blood/marrow transplantation, the scope is also expanding to oncogene mutations, microsatellite instability and loss of heterozygosity in solid tumors. Taking advantage of automated, high-throughput, fluorescence-based assays, our lab is able to accommodate a large volume of test requests and generate highly reproducible results within a rapid turn around time. To facilitate the transfer of new technology to clinical practice, we devote a team of highly motivated medical technologists to research development with the goal of taking the lead in the field of molecular diagnosis.


Supervises assigned technologists and technicians.

  • Ensures all personnel are trained.

  • Ensures competency assessments are completed according to guidelines.

  • Monitors progress of technologists through the Professional Development Model.

  • Coaches and counsels and writes performance evaluations for assigned employees.

  • May assist with staffing/scheduling.

Ensures laboratory meets quality and productivity standards.

  • Ensures adequate quality control methods are implemented according to standard and addresses quality control issues.

  • Is a subject matter expert.

  • Ensures supplies and equipment are ordered and maintained to meet laboratory needs.

  • Assists with data base testing and recommends modification to the database.

  • Ensures productivity is sufficient to meet time constraints established for current procedures and processes.

  • Continually explores process improvement and efficient operation opportunities.

  • Perform clinical lab assays, tests, and procedures as appropriate.

  • Coordinate new test/protocol development and oversee the development and maintenance of new policies and procedure documents. .

Ensures compliance with all regulatory and safety standards and enforces policies and procedures.

  • Proficiency Testing is performed and submitted for all assays according to CAP guidelines.

  • Procedure Manuals are up to date and available to testing personnel for all assays and procedures in the station.

  • Testing personnel has been trained and deemed competent in all procedures.

  • Reagents are properly labeled, stored, and QCd appropriately before placed in use.

  • Supervisor signs off on all Quality Control and Equipment Maintenance logs, according to policies.

Bachelor's egree in a related field. Three years or related experience in a high volume laboratory. One of the following: Certified Medical Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Registry (BOR). Certified Clinical Laboratory Specialist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologist Board of Registry (BOR). Certified Cytogenetics Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Registry (BOR). Certified Histocompatability Technologist by the American Board of Histocompatability and Immunogenetics. Certified in a specialized field relevant to the laboratory assigned. It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 125950

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 68,800

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 86,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 103,200