Director, Process Engineering And Automation

Director, Process Engineering And Automation
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Director, Process Engineering And Automation

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Recent advancements in underlying technology have finally made it possible for AI to impact clinical care in a meaningful way. Tempus proprietary platform connects an entire ecosystem of real:world evidence to deliver real:time, actionable insights to physicians, providing critical information about the right treatments for the right patients, at the right time.

We are looking for a Director to lead our Process Engineering and Automation team.

What youll do:

Provide solutions to highly complex problems and apply a high degree of ingenuity, creativity and innovation
Deliver regular updates to Sr Director, Clinical Lab Operations to summarize team performance, productivity, instrument downtime, etc.
Develop and implement workflows for new assays and improve existing assays through application of Lean/Six Sigma processes
Resolve technical, instrument, or unexpected tests results and ensure corrective actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the laboratorys established performance specifications
Ensure all hardware and instrumentation used in clinical processing is validated and maintained according to manufacturer specifications as well as CAP, CLIA, NYS, and FDA regulations as applicable
Oversee investigations into nonconformance events, root:cause analyses, corrective and preventive actions, and generate process improvement initiatives as a result
Revise standard operating procedures when processes are updated
Provide technical direction, mentoring, and professional guidance to laboratory employees
Ensure on:site technical support is available for all automated systems and platforms with off:hours remote support
Ensure routine preventative maintenance is completed on time and within specifications for all automated instrumentation
Coordinate training for Tempus personnel with third:party vendors for routine maintenance and support of laboratory equipment
Coordinate on:site service visits from third:party support engineers as needed
Enhance existing and develop new automated workflows
Install, test and control new versions of automated protocols on applicable instrumentation across labs and across sites as necessary
Provide training and documentation for new or modified workflows to end users
Author technical documents: SOPs, Work Instructions, IQs, OQs, PQs, Change Controls
Participate in deployment activities to roll out new instrumentation and processes to clinical laboratories
Collect, collate and report on data pertaining to platform reliability and instrument downtime. Monitor instrument performance and suggest efficiency improvements
Other duties as periodically assigned
Qualifications:

BS in the Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Engineering, or related disciplines
10 years of experience in process engineering, automation, or other relevant areas
Experience with Next Generation Sequencing highly desirable
Knowledge of CLIA, CAP, NYS, and FDA guidelines highly desirable
Excellent communication skills
Ability to delegate tasks to others
Thrives in a fast:paced environment
Self:driven and works well in an interdisciplinary team with minimal direction
Strong desire to build products that will save lives and change the course of cancer


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