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IHC Supervisor

Company: Foundation Medicine, Inc.
Location: Morrisville
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

About the Job The Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Supervisor supports oversight of the IHC team on the bench, keeping task and turn-around time (TAT) a priority, and has broad exposure and expertise in immunohistochemistry assays using a variety of automated platforms. This is a regulated position and additional information may be available from QA on the qualifications for this role pertaining to regulatory guidelines. Regular onsite work at a designated FMI location is an essential function of this role. Key Responsibilities

  • Perform Automated Immunohistochemistry (IHC) using both the Dako Autostainer Link 48 and Ventana Benchmark Ultra Staining Systems.
    • Flex to cover scheduling gaps and participate on the on-call rotation for additional weekend and/or holiday technical support.
      • Collaborate with other team leads, supervisors and managers in assigning work, developing rotational schedules and assigning team duties.
        • Supervise day-to-day activities and workflow of the clinical immunohistochemistry laboratory and performs daily activities in the lab as needed.
          • Maintain a deep understanding of laboratory processes to ensure effective troubleshooting of assays and instrumentation; provide troubleshooting as needed.
            • Ensure team members have the necessary training and understanding to effectively carry out their duties.
              • Assist in the development of competency, training and orientation of immunohistochemistry staff.
                • Serve as a technical resource for problem solving and process improvement to ensure accurate test performance and meeting all quality goals.
                  • Support the collection, maintenance, and evaluation of monthly metrics and inventory.
                    • Supervise timely maintenance of equipment and other technical resources.
                      • Collaborate with internal teams, vendors, and others as needed to resolve issues and maintain ongoing functionality.
                        • Document service, project management and repair work.
                          • Review and approve timecards.
                            • Participate on cross-functional teams to coordinate troubleshooting, process improvements, and/or implement new workflows or products.
                              • Evaluate, implement and perform new methodology and antibody staining techniques
                                • Manage staffing in the lab, performance evaluations for direct reports, recruitment of new hires and corrective action as needed.
                                  • Other duties as needed. Qualifications Basic Qualifications
                                    • Bachelor of Science Degree in a biological or life science
                                      • 6+ years of histopathology professional experience in a College of American Pathologists or Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CAP/CLIA) certified laboratory
                                        • 3+ years managing a team Preferred Qualifications
                                          • ASCP Certified in Immunohistochemistry (QIHC), or certification-eligible
                                            • 4+ years of automated Immunohistochemistry experience
                                              • 3+ years of experience creating laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), with instrument validating and optimization, and with IHC validation and optimization
                                                • Experience working with Automated Immunohistochemistry (IHC) to include both the Dako Autostainer Link 48 by Agilent Technologies and the Ventana Benchmark Ultra Staining System by Roche
                                                  • Understanding of HIPAA and the importance of patient data privacy
                                                    • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure while maintaining a professional demeanor
                                                      • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and thoroughly follow up on assigned tasks
                                                        • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks at once and work in a fast-paced environment
                                                          • Ability to maintain flexibility in hours so as to periodically cover scheduling gaps
                                                            • Strong interpersonal skills that include excellent written and oral communication skills, and strong problem solving skills across functional teams
                                                              • Demonstrated history of successfully managing multiple concurrent initiatives and maintaining one's own workflow while also meeting project deadlines
                                                                • Commitment to reflect FMI's values: passion, patients, innovation, and collaboration

Keywords: Foundation Medicine, Inc., Cary , IHC Supervisor, Other , Morrisville, North Carolina

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