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SSM Health Quantitative Molecular Laboratory Supervisor in Saint Charles, Missouri


SSM St. Louis Network Microbiology laboratory is searching for a Quantitative Molecular Laboratory Supervisor to oversee growing quantitative molecular testing. SSM St. Louis Network Microbiology Laboratory provides microbiology and molecular services for 10 hospitals. This role will manage daily operations of all molecular testing, quality control review, lead implementation of new molecular assays, manage staff including competency assessment, and meet regulatory requirements of molecular testing. This role will also aide in supervision of routine microbiology as well.

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science field

  • ASCP certification or equivalent

  • Quantitative molecular experience required

  • Experience in other microbiology areas preferred

  • Supervisor/leadership experience

  • Regulatory Readiness experience

  • Flexibility


  • Oversees day-to-day workflow by preparing staffing schedule and prioritizing work.

  • Supervises operations by ensuring staff compliance with policies and procedures.

  • Ensures compliance with QA/QC standards required by laboratory regulatory agencies.

  • Manages or works directly on projects of moderate scope.

  • Directs and advises personnel in test procedures.

  • Confers with scientists to conduct analyses, interpret test results, or develop nonstandard tests.

  • Recommends measures to improve testing procedures and use of equipment.

  • Analyzes and resolves or assists workers in solving work problems.

  • Maintains time and testing records.

  • May perform duties as a technician or scientist in the laboratory section for which responsible.

  • Maintains competencies and continuing education to keep informed of new developments in field.

  • Assists in the proficiency testing program in the lab.

  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Associate's degree or equivalent years of experience and education


  • Associate's degree: Five years' technical experience in a laboratory setting. Bachelor's degree or higher: Three years' technical experience in a laboratory setting.


  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.

  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.

  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.

  • Frequent use of hearing and speech to share information through oral communication. Ability to hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.

  • Frequent keyboard use/data entry.

  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting and gripping.

  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.

  • Rare climbing.

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