Clinical Laboratory Manager 1 - Oncology Admin - FT Days - 43566-1A

Updated: May 26, 2023
Location: Orange
Job Type:
Department: Oncology Admin

Job Description:



Position Number: 40941850

Reports to: Exec Director, Cancer Center

Working Title: Clinical Laboratory Manager 1

Cost Center: Oncology Admin (428766)

Bargaining Unit: No Bargaining Unit

FLSA: Exempt

Date Created: 9/29/2022

Job Code: 006568

Hours: 40

Shift: Not Applicable

FTE: 1



Position Summary: 

Responsible for the development, implementation, and operation of a new UCI Cell Processing Lab (CPL) for stem cell transplantation and cellular therapies, including clinical trials and commercial cellular therapeutics. The incumbent shall be involved in establishing and managing cell processing for stem cell transplantation as well as for cell therapy products administered at UCI, whether part of a clinical trial or standard of care. The incumbent formulates program strategies and goals, plans and controls program budget and other related resources. Supervises and assists group leaders and medical technologists in the laboratory operations with tasks such as the processing of cellular and immune-effector products. Plans and implements improvements in systems, processes and procedures to increase efficiency, productivity and quality in the lab. Assists on the development, implementation and execution of strategic planning, business development, and expansion initiatives.



Salary Range:


Annual Rate  Minimum  $103,100.00                         Midpoint               $157,200.00                         Maximum             $211,300.00

Required Qualifications:



Ability to establish & maintain effective working relationships across the Health System

Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

Current California state Cytogenetics CLS License.

Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities in a complex, challenging environment. Flexibility to adapt to change.

Ability to organize division operations in an efficient and effective manner through improving Laboratory processes, procedures, and systems.

Skills to work collaboratively, coordinate and integrate with others in other laboratories, departments, and throughout the organization. Successful background working with all groups: peers, scientists, multidisciplinary team members, executives, assigned staff.

Expertise in the processing of specific cellular products (e.g. hematopoietic stem cells or commercial cellular preparations [CAR-T cells]) including selection, cryopreservation, quality control, and release criteria.

In depth knowledge of FACT regulations and criteria for certification, facility policies, Health Care regulations, policies and procedures, (e.g. HIPAA, etc).

Knowledge of federal and state legislation and regulatory requirements pertaining to the cGTP laboratory.

At least 5 years of experience in research roles in a CPL/GMP with progressively complex responsibilities.

Thorough knowledge of all relevant sub-specialty area industry, health and safety, federal, and state regulations.

Proven analytical abilities and problem solving skills to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify options for resolution. Demonstrates sound judgement.

Verbal and written communication skills in English to effectively communicate through all mediums and with all groups.

Demonstrated abilities to listen actively, persuade, advise, and counsel.

Knowledge of laboratory application information system.

Ability to analyze data using queries and visual review.

Must be willing to work variable shifts and hours required and/or needed.

Maintains technical proficiency in laboratory techniques and procedures. Knowledge of management theory, economic impact and management functions. Proven ability to apply technical knowledge and skills to improve operations and management.


Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of Clinical Laboratory, medical center, HR and UC policies and processes.


Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to Work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment

The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page:

Closing Statement:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact UCI’s Employee Experience Center (EEC) at [email protected] or at (949) 824-0500, Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


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