CLIA Lab General Supervisor

Laboratory Operations · Salt Lake City, Utah
Department Laboratory Operations
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Known Medicine

Salt Lake City, UT


Known Medicine

Known Medicine is building an engine to determine the best treatment for every cancer patient.  We’re a seed-stage startup backed by Y Combinator, Khosla Ventures, Cota Capital, Caffeinated Capital, and other top funds and angels. Our team encompasses clinical affairs, bioengineering, and data science and is quickly growing. 

Our core platform utilizes patient tumor samples which are broken down and made into hundreds of 3D micro-tumors. We treat each with different drugs and combinations then use complex image analysis to determine tumor sensitivity to each. Through the marriage of biology and data science we are able to generate the largest 3D cell culture dataset of its kind and use it to make biological, computational and clinical insights.

Your Role

You will drive the creation, and lead the operations, of the company’s CLIA/CAP certified laboratory in collaboration with the rest of the team. Manage day to day lab operations including but not limited to equipment maintenance and certification, lab orders and storage, and chemical and hazardous waste management. 

Specific Responsibilities:

As CLIA-CAP Laboratory Manager, General Supervisor your responsibilities include:

  • Leading efforts to obtain CLIA certification through CAP accreditation for the company’s high complexity functional precision medicine laboratory.
  • Supervise, direct, plan, develop, implement, evaluate and oversee the execution of daily operations of the laboratory.
  • Accessibility to the laboratory as needed for on-site, telephone, or electronic consultation.
  • Day-to-day supervision or oversight of the laboratory operation and personnel performing testing and reporting test results.
  • Resolving technical problems in accordance with policies and procedures established by the Laboratory Director and Technical Supervisor/Manager.
  • Monitoring test performance and managing QA/QC Markers and proficiency testing through the CAP proficiency program.
  • Ensure that remedial actions are taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment performance by establishing quality standards; developing operational, quality, and troubleshooting procedures; ensuring staff compliance; certifying instrument performance; arranging equipment replacement, service, and repair.
  • Maintain supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
  • Establish and maintain a laboratory information system (LIMS) by identifying information needs and problems; selecting vendors; implementing initial systems; recommending improvements; establishing priorities; testing; writing user manuals; training employees; maintaining security and confidentiality.

Your Background

Previous experience with direct supervision of laboratory personnel

Must meet ONE of the requirements for General Supervisor under CLIA:

  • PhD in one of the chemical, physical or biological sciences must have two years of clinical laboratory experience 
  • Master’s degree in one of the chemical, physical or biological sciences with at least 4 years of laboratory experience with at least 2 of those years spent working in a high complexity laboratory 
  • Nationally recognized certification as a Medical Technologist (MT) or a bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, or related biological science/clinical field with at least 4 years of clinical laboratory experience.
  • Have previously qualified or could have qualified as a general supervisor prior to 2/28/1992.

Who You’ll Join

Our team consists of a biomedical engineer, AI for drug discovery data scientist, clinical and regulatory affairs expert, and a principal scientist developing our high throughput platform. We’re developing a fully automated diagnostics pipeline in our 4,300 sq ft Salt Lake City, UT lab and have research collaborations with several top cancer centers. We offer health insurance, snacks and drinks in the office, lunch provided twice weekly, and flexible vacation/sick leave. 

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  • Location
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Department
    Laboratory Operations
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience