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Quest Diagnostics

Scientific/Technical Director



Full Time


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Technical Director, Pittsburgh, PA at Quest Diagnostics.

Recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies,” Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that doctors, and patients need to make better healthcare decisions. They are pioneers in developing innovative diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technology solutions that help improve patient care.
With corporate headquarters in Secaucus, NJ, Quest Diagnostics is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: DGX) and included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. With 2021 revenues of $10.79 Billion and approximately 50,000 employees and 6,600 patient locations across the US, Quest Diagnostics serves half of the physicians and hospitals in the US with their large variety of products and services.
Quest Diagnostics is the world’s leading provider of diagnostic testing, information, and services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. Their services range from routine blood tests — such as total cholesterol, Pap testing and white blood cell count — to complex, gene-based and molecular testing. They perform medical tests that aid in the diagnosis or detection of diseases, measure the progress or recovery from a disease or confirm that an individual is free from disease. In addition, they have specialized expertise in cancer, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, and neurology.
Quest Diagnostics’ long-term strategy is to become the undisputed world leader in diagnostic testing, information, and services. To drive this profitable growth, Quest Diagnostics plans to leverage capabilities to create differentiation:

Position Description

Key responsibilities:
Responsible for the Scientific and Technical Direction of the clinical toxicology and other clinical chemistry specialties in the laboratory.
Provide technical, regulatory, and quality oversight
Collaborate closely with CLIA Medical Director and Operation leadership at the Pittsburgh location.
Build strategic relationships with the Directors of key departments, including but not limited to: Sales, Legal, Compliance, Client Services, and Safety.

Education and Qualifications:

Ph.D. from an accredited Graduate Program in chemical, physical, biological, or clinical laboratory science or related.
Board Certification/ Board Eligible by an Accredited organization.
Demonstrated knowledge and Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in overseeing technical operations in a toxicology/ clinical chemistry laboratory testing.
Experience in HPLC-MS and other Clinical laboratory methodology is essential.
Significant fellowship and/or clinical experience in Toxicology and Clinical Chemistry.
Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to interact professionally and effectively with physicians, hospital personnel, employees, and external customers.
Excellent communication skills.
Knowledge of Federal, State, Joint commissions, CAP, and other regulatory regulations.
Review quality control and quality assessment methods. Ensure quality assessment activities include a mechanism for the resolution of complaints received.
Review sample of PT results; ensure PT samples are evaluated in the same manner as patient specimens, and the cause of PT failures is identified, corrected, and documented.
Ensure testing systems provide quality services during the preanalytical, analytic, and post analytic phases and are appropriate for the patient population.
Provide daily consultative service that correlates laboratory data with patient history to construct the best test interpretation.

Education Preferred: PhD with Board Certification or Board Eligible in Clinical Toxicology/ Chemistry
Work Experience: 2-3 years from a clinical laboratory from a major medical center or reference laboratory.