CLIA General Supervisor (Instructor)

Aurora, United States
$80,000 - $110,000 USD yearly

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department\: Medicine/Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care

Job Title\: CLIA General Supervisor (Instructor)

Position #00822127  – Requisition #33500 

Job Summary:

This position will fulfill the role of General Supervisor under CLIA. Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator and the Laboratory Director, the General Supervisor will be responsible for the day-to-day supervision and oversight of the laboratory operation and personnel performing testing and reporting test results in accordance with the CAMM Molecular Core laboratory’s CLIA quality management system. The General Supervisor will be part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team responsible for quality assurance, client services, data management and regulatory matters. The candidate must be willing to roll up their sleeves, collaborate and have fun. 

Key Responsibilities:

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for providing the day-to-day supervision of high complexity test performance by testing personnel in the laboratory
  • Works closely with the Laboratory Director to ensure high Quality diagnostic testing, a safe work environment, and compliance across all aspects of the laboratory
  • Be responsible for monitoring test analyses to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained
  • Resolve technical problems in accordance with policies and procedures established by the laboratory director
  • Ensure that remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from performance specifications
  • Ensure that test results are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken and test systems are functioning properly
  • Provide orientation and training to testing personnel
  • Evaluate and document the competency and performance of testing personnel 

Diagnostic Testing Responsibilities

  • Calibrate instrumentation, validate quality of assay, perform cleaning, maintenance, alignment procedures, quality assurance assays, and troubleshooting on equipment
  • Maintain daily/weekly logs and QC documents for assays and equipment. Assures the accuracy of all tests performed by adhering to the laboratory's Quality Control Standard Operating Procedures
  • Prepare biological material for downstream molecular testing and analysis
  • Perform complex clinical testing including but not limited to nucleic acids extraction, and PCR-based methods and ensure the proper use of all protocols by laboratory testing staff
  • Perform proficiency testing
  • Perform data entry on samples received in laboratory
  • Support inventory maintenance by monitoring inventory levels of reagents and consumables, providing alerts when needed
  • Maintain a clean and safe laboratory space
  • Remain competent in all areas of laboratory and attend relevant trainings/webinars
  • Identifies and reports Reportable Quality incidents to Laboratory Director
  • Adheres to the CAMM Molecular Core laboratory’s core values, safety and compliance policies and procedures. 

Work Location:

Onsite – this role is expected to work onsite at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. 

Why Join Us:

About the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine

Thank you for your interest in the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado! Our over 140 faculty are located across four sites\: the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, National Jewish Health, Denver Health, and the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System.

We are very proud of our long and illustrious history. Many seminal discoveries in pulmonary and critical care medicine occurred here in Denver, including advances in tuberculosis, interstitial lung disease, airway disease, cancer, and critical care. Many of our former trainees have taken leadership roles in academic medicine, including Division and Department Chairs, Deans, and American Thoracic Society Presidents.

We continue to enhance all aspects of our division and training program, and as a result, we have seen tremendous and sustained growth. The clinical practice sites have built new hospitals, and there are multiple new research buildings across the campuses. We have been fortunate to recruit tremendous new faculty members while retaining many of our former trainees.

About the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative science, medicine, education, and patient care. The campus encompasses the University of Colorado health professional schools, more than 60 centers and institutes, and two nationally ranked independent hospitals - UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado - that treat more than two million adult and pediatric patients each year. Innovative, interconnected and highly collaborative, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus delivers life-changing treatments, patient care and professional training and conducts world-renowned research fueled by over $650 million in research grants. For more information, visit www.cuanschutz.edu. 

Why work for the University?

We have AMAZING Benefits and offer exceptional amounts of holiday, vacation, and sick leave!  

The University of Colorado offers an excellent benefits package including:

  • Medical\: Multiple plan options
  • Dental\: Multiple plan options
  • Additional Insurance\: Disability, Life, Vision
  • Retirement 401(a) Plan\: Employer contributes 10% of your gross pay
  • Paid Time Off\: Accruals over the year
    • Vacation Days\: 22 (maximum accrual 352 hours)
    • Sick Days\: 15 (unlimited maximum accrual)
    • Holiday Days\: 10
  • Tuition Benefit\: Employees have access to this the benefit on all CU campuses 
  • ECO Pass\: RTD Bus and light rail service
  • Additional Perks & Programs\: Click here to access a few more Perks and Programs 

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition benefits, ECO pass, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https\://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits-wellness.

Diversity and Equity:

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty, and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons within the LGBTQ+ community and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. 


Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution with a major in one of the chemical, physical, or biological sciences
  • Three (3) years of experience in high complexity molecular testing in a CLIA lab
  • Prior experience with molecular diagnostics (amplification-based assays)
  • Familiarity with CLIA and State regulatory requirements 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience as a General Supervisor 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Meticulous and detail oriented
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Enthusiastic to work in a startup environment, with a positive attitude and a high tolerance for ambiguity 

How to Apply:

For full consideration, please submit the following document(s):

  1. A letter of interest describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position
  2. Curriculum vitae / Resume
  3. Five professional references, including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address 

Only complete applications will be reviewed. 

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers.

Questions should be directed to\: Chantal Underkofler, [email protected]

Screening of Applications Begins:

Applications will be accepted until finalists are identified, but preference will be given to complete applications received by May 31, 2024. Those who do not apply by this date may or may not be considered.

Anticipated Pay Range:

The starting salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established as HIRING RANGE:

$80,000 to $110,000.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation unless it is non-exempt.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line. 

Total Compensation Calculator\: http\://www.cu.edu/node/153125 

ADA Statement:

The University will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected]​.

Background Check Statement:

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. 

Vaccination Statement:

CU Anschutz strongly encourages vaccination against the COVID-19 virus and other vaccine preventable diseasesoccupational health medical surveillance program.