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Supervisor, Clinical Pathology

Everett, WA, USA Req #196
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Altasciences is a mid-size contract research organization with a unique focus on supporting drug development from lead candidate selection to proof of concept. With over 25 years of industry experience, we provide preclinical and clinical solutions to an international customer base of biopharmaceutical companies. Our full-service offering in this critical stage of drug development includes program management, preclinical safety testing, clinical pharmacology services, medical writing, biostatistics, data management, and bioanalysis services tailored to specific research requirements. Altasciences has facilities in Montreal, QC; Fargo, ND; Kansas City, KS and Seattle, WA.
Our team is made up of over 1,300 professionals from the medical and scientific fields who work together to achieve a common goal: to contribute to the advancement of life sciences. Bring your talents and forward-thinking approach to Altasciences and help us develop medicines for those who need them, faster.

Summary of Job:


Responsible for staffing, training and supervising assigned personnel within the Clinical Pathology area.  Ensure functional area is operating in full compliance with GLP requirements, protocols, and SOPs.  Provides technical and scientific expertise and leadership in the areas of hematology, serum chemistry, urine analysis, and coagulation assays.  Oversees and approves SOP creation and revisions.  Communicates with department management, Study Director, Quality Assurance (QAU) and other departments proactively to ensure efficient resource management and quality data generation.




  • Supervises technicians by scheduling and completing annual performance reviews

  • Supervises and assists with quality control and lab proficiency programs

  • Reviews data to ensure accuracy, completeness, consistency and compliance

  • Reviews and responds to client inquiries to assist in study and assay design

  • Prepares, reviews and participates in the validation/qualification of new and current methods for laboratory equipment

  • Monitors and manages equipment, reagents and expendable inventory

  • Schedules and supervises staff in Clinical Pathology department

  • Manages training documentation, scheduling and provides training for the Clinical Pathology staff

  • Communicates areas of accountability and performance expected of staff

Job Requirements:


  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology or Associate's degree (AA) or equivalent degree from two-year college or technical school, specializing in medical technology

  • Work Experience: Two to four years experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience  

  • Supervisory Experience: Two years supervisory experience preferred

  • Certificates/Licenses/Registrations: MT, MLT, (ASCP or equivalent)

  • Computer Skills: MS Office: spreadsheet, word processing skills are required. Database entry & navigational skills are desirable. Ability to operate equipment dedicated computerized systems

  • Training Requirements: Continual GLP training. In-depth instruction on instrument maintenance and use. Safe handling of laboratory materials and specimens 

  • Strong planning and organizational skills

  • Preferred Skills: Productivity, initiative and expert judgment required in carrying out responsibilities. Fosters a cooperative and harmonious working climate conductive to maximize employee morale and productivity. Easily identifies and resolves experimental problems as they are encountered



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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Everett, WA, USA