Supervisor, Clinical Laboratory (1st Shift)

Raleigh, North Carolina
Jan 01, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. GRAIL, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN). For more information, please visit

The Clinical Laboratory Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the clinical laboratory including scheduling, directing and evaluating all laboratory personnel activities. The Clinical Laboratory Supervisor will implement the framework and processes required to robustly deliver GRAIL’s laboratory developed tests in its Clinical Laboratory.
You Will:
  • Provide day-to-day supervision of laboratory personnel.
  • Be responsible for the daily operations of the laboratory including but not limited to scheduling, independently troubleshooting and resolving technical and non-technical high complexity problems.
  • Independently identify and troubleshoot high complexity problems that adversely affect test performance.
  • Perform administrative duties including but not limited to writing employee performance evaluations and reviewing SOPs, protocols, QC forms, and equipment maintenance forms.
  • Coach and mentor lab assistants and technologists including but not limited to providing guidance and constructive feedback and assisting with the development of the troubleshooting and judgment skills.
  • Manage the testing and validation of new laboratory equipment and procedures.
  • Perform laboratory tests, procedures, and analyses according to the laboratory's standard operating procedures as needed.
  • Review, interpret, and report patient results as needed.
  • Perform, review and lead all aspects of reagent qualifications.
  • Perform, review and document laboratory quality control procedures, as needed.
  • Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot laboratory equipment, as needed.
  • Oversee the training of new laboratory personnel and training of new procedures with existing personnel.
  • Participate in quality assurance activities.
  • Optimally communicate technical information to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Maintain stringent standards for quality, identifying any issues which might adversely impact the quality of test results and/or employee safety, and presenting these to the appropriate management representatives as necessary for resolution.
  • Report all concerns of test quality and/or safety to the Supervisor or Safety Officer.

Your Background Will Include:
  • Bachelor of Arts or Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science, Clinical Science or a related field.
  • Solid understanding of local, state, and federal laboratory regulations.
  • 6 years of Clinical Laboratory experience required or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least two years of supervisory experience is required.
  • Automation/liquid handling experience required.
  • NGS experience preferred.
  • Outstanding integrity, leadership, and communication skills.
  • Strong communicator with ability to maintain open communication with internal employees, managers and customers as needed.
  • Proactively communicate consistently, clearly, and honestly.
  • Ability to provide direct supervision to testing personnel.
  • Ability to analyze and problem solve sophisticated issues that impact test performance.
  • Strong analysis and problem solving skills.
  • Strong technical skills and job and industry knowledge.
  • Strong project management abilities.
  • Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner.
  • Able to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.

  • T-Sat, 7a-3:30 pm

GRAIL is an Equal Employment Office and Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. We will reasonably accommodate all individuals with disabilities so that they can participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications, and advice from internal and external experts, GRAIL has made the decision to require all U.S. employees receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. “Full vaccination” is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.