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Laboratory Corporation of America COVID Lab Services Team Lead (2nd Shift) in San Diego, California

Are you an experienced Medical Lab Professional? Are you looking to embark on a new challenge in your career, or start your career in Medical Lab Science? If so, LabCorp wants to speak with you about exciting opportunities to join our team in San Diego, CA as a Lab Services Team Lead. LabCorp was the first national laboratory to launch molecular testing for the virus that causes COVID-19 and we have performed over 33 million PCR tests to date.

In this position, you will work in a fast paced, customer focused, and challenging environment, and will be a part of our overall mission at LabCorp, "Improving Health, Improving Lives", as we combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The role focuses primarily on COVID-19 PCR testing in the Molecular department of our Clinical Laboratory, where you will perform both automated and manual testing with the overall goal of providing results that will be used for the diagnosis and management of COVID-19. Ultimately, these test results will be studied to better understand the virus in hopes of developing better treatments, and a future vaccine.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Assist the supervisor with the day to day operations of the Molecular department

  • Participate in QA meetings and provide feedback as necessary

  • Send daily, weekly and monthly productions reports to management

  • Review and sign off on daily, weekly and month Quality Control reports

  • Assist with the training of new hires and the development of current employees

  • Determine the acceptability of specimens for testing according to established criteria

  • Perform routine and complex technical procedures and functions according to SOPs

  • Monitor, operate and troubleshoot instrumentation to ensure proper functionality

  • Demonstrate the ability to make technical decisions regarding testing and problem solving.

  • Prepare, test and evaluate new reagents or controls

  • Report accurate and timely test results in order to deliver quality patient care

  • Perform and document preventive maintenance and quality control procedures

  • Identify and replenish testing bench supplies as necessary

  • Assist with processing of specimens when needed

  • Maintain a safe work environment and wear appropriate personal protective equipment


  • Associates or Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or a Science related major

  • Minimum 4 years of experience as a Medical Technologist/Technician

  • California CLS License is required

  • ASCP and/or AMT Certifications are a plus

  • Familiarity with Molecular Lab Platforms such as Roche or Hologic

  • Prior supervisory or leadership experience is a plus

  • Understanding of laboratory operations as well as policies and procedures

  • Proficient with Laboratory Information Systems and Microsoft Office

  • Strong communication skills; both written and verbal

  • Comfortability making decisions in a changing environment

  • Ability to handle the physical requirements of the position




2nd Shift (Sun-Thu 3p-11:30 pm)

As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.