General Lab Supervisor

General Lab Supervisor
San Francisco, CA

About Driver
Driver is a consumer technology company building a treatment access platform for cancer patients. Our team consists of 80+ radicals, including scientists, software engineers, data scientists, product managers, computational biologists and passionate entrepreneurs who ordinarily would never work in the same environment but all of whom share a common mission to give patients access to new treatments. Headquartered in San Francisco, Driver also has an office in New York City, and a cancer treatment and development center in China.

Position Summary
The General Supervisor under the direction of the Laboratory Director and supervision of the Technical Supervisor provides day-to-day supervision of testing personnel and reporting of test results. 

The following qualifications are in compliance with CAP regulations (MOL.49655 : Molecular Pathology General Supervisor Qualifications and GEN.053600 General Supervisor Qualifications/Responsibilities):

The General Supervisor must possess a current license to practice in this state, and have one of the following

(1) (i) Qualify as a section director as described in TRN.001_A2F or a technical supervisor as described in TRN.001_A2A. 
(ii) Have at least 1 year of laboratory training or experience, or both, in high complexity testing; or 
(2) (i) Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical, biological, or clinical laboratory science and or medical technology 
(ii) At least 4 years of experience (at least one of which is in molecular pathology methods) under a qualified section director. 

The person must be able to show evidence of such experience by providing primary source verification of the following records: 
(1) Diploma and or Transcripts or equivalent record 
(2) Board-certification or current license (if required) 
(3) Records of work history in related field 

Position Responsibilities: 
Responsibilities include (but not limited to): 
  • Specimen Receipt and Accession 
  • Ordering and monitoring usage of laboratory reagents 
  • Preventative maintenance of laboratory equipment 
  • Review of equipment and temperatures records 
  • Perform wet lab molecular assay procedures 
  • Oversee clinical sample processing for the molecular assay 
  • Monitoring DNA sequencing and facilitate handoff to computational biology team 
  • Clinical report generation and review 
  • QC data collection, reporting, and review 
  • Monitor molecular assay turnaround time 
  • Identify potential process improvements and take steps to implement 
  • Facilitate compliance with CAP and CLIA guidelines 
  • Assess new technologies and platforms for potential introduction into clinical laboratory 
  • Other non-certified technical tasks as agreed upon with the Laboratory Director 

The following responsibilities are in compliance with CLIA regulation (42 CFR Subpart M 493.1463): 
(a) The general supervisor - 
(1) Must be accessible to testing personnel at all times testing is performed to provide on-site, telephone or electronic consultation to resolve technical problems in accordance with policies and procedures established either by the laboratory director or technical supervisor; 
(2) Is responsible for providing day-to-day supervision of high complexity test performance by a testing personnel qualified under § 493.1489; 
(3) Except as specified in paragraph (c) of this section, must be onsite to provide direct supervision when high complexity testing is performed by any individuals qualified under § 493.1489(b)(5); and (4) Is responsible for monitoring test analyses and specimen examinations to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained.

(b) The director or technical supervisor may delegate to the general supervisor the responsibility for - 
(1) Assuring that all remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications; 
(2) Ensuring that patient test results are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken and the test system is properly functioning; 
(3) Providing orientation to all testing personnel; and 
(4) Annually evaluating and documenting the performance of all testing personnel. 

(c) Exception. For individuals qualified under § 493.1489(b)(5), who were performing high complexity testing on or before January 19, 1993, the requirements of paragraph (a)(3) of this section are not effective, provided that all high complexity testing performed by the individual in the absence of a general supervisor is reviewed within 24 hours by a general supervisor qualified under § 493.1461. 

Working Environment 
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities. 
  • The employee is frequently required to sit. While performing duties of this position, the employee subject to a typical office environment and is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. 

Aptitudes Preferred 
  • Individual must have good attitude, high energy level and be comfortable performing projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities. 
  • Must be able to follow detailed instructions 
  • Must be dependable and able to work on own without constant supervision 
  • Must be able to make sound decisions and follow company policies at all times 
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with diverse personalities Interactions Individual will interact with employees, management, customers and vendors.

  •  Competitive compensation package (salary + equity)
  •  100% paid premiums for medical, dental and vision for employee and their dependents
  •  Commuter, gym and cell phone stipend
  •  Catered meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) daily and a kitchen stocked full of snacks
  •  401(k) plan
  •  Company happy hours
  •  Generous, flexible vacation policy
  •  The opportunity to work for a company looking to change the world by improving the lives of cancer patients

Driver is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive and diverse culture. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.

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