Passionate about precision medicine and advancing the healthcare industry?

Recent advancements in underlying technology have finally made it possible for AI to impact clinical care in a meaningful way. Tempus' proprietary platform connects an entire ecosystem of real-world evidence to deliver real-time, actionable insights to physicians, providing critical information about the right treatments for the right patients, at the right time.

We are looking for a Director to lead our Process Engineering and Automation team.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide solutions to highly complex problems and apply a high degree of ingenuity, creativity and innovation
  • Deliver regular updates to Sr Director, Clinical Lab Operations to summarize team performance, productivity, instrument downtime, etc.
  • Develop and implement workflows for new assays and improve existing assays through application of Lean / Six Sigma processes
  • Resolve technical, instrument, or unexpected tests results and ensure corrective actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications
  • Ensure all hardware and instrumentation used in clinical processing is validated and maintained according to manufacturer specifications as well as CAP, CLIA, NYS, and FDA regulations as applicable
  • Oversee investigations into nonconformance events, root-cause analyses, corrective and preventive actions, and generate process improvement initiatives as a result
  • Revise standard operating procedures when processes are updated
  • Provide technical direction, mentoring, and professional guidance to laboratory employees
  • Ensure on-site technical support is available for all automated systems and platforms with off-hours remote support
  • Ensure routine preventative maintenance is completed on time and within specifications for all automated instrumentation
  • Coordinate training for Tempus personnel with third-party vendors for routine maintenance and support of laboratory equipment
  • Coordinate on-site service visits from third-party support engineers as needed
  • Enhance existing and develop new automated workflows
  • Install, test and control new versions of automated protocols on applicable instrumentation across labs and across sites as necessary
  • Provide training and documentation for new or modified workflows to end users
  • Author technical documents: SOPs, Work Instructions, IQs, OQs, PQs, Change Controls
  • Participate in deployment activities to roll out new instrumentation and processes to clinical laboratories
  • Collect, collate and report on data pertaining to platform reliability and instrument downtime. Monitor instrument performance and suggest efficiency improvements
  • Other duties as periodically assigned

Qualifications:

  • BS in the Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Engineering, or related disciplines
  • 10 years of experience in process engineering, automation, or other relevant areas
  • Experience with Next Generation Sequencing highly desirable
  • Knowledge of CLIA, CAP, NYS, and FDA guidelines highly desirable
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to delegate tasks to others
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-driven and works well in an interdisciplinary team with minimal direction
  • Strong desire to build products that will save lives and change the course of cancer 

 

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