Lead, Clinical Laboratory Scientist Training (CLS) Program

Job ID: 24632
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Code: 1038
Department: Clinical Laboratory Scientist


Classification: Administrative Analyst/Specialist - Exempt III
Salary Range: $5,908/month - $10,822/month
FLSA status: Exempt

San Jose State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on programs available, please visit http://www.sjsu.edu/hr/benefits/

About the Position

The incumbent will provide leadership for both the Clinical Laboratory Scientist Training Program (CLS) and the Clinical Genetic Molecular Biologist Scientist Training Program. The incumbent develops, implements and manages the day-to-day operations of the graduate program. Reporting to the Chair of Biological Sciences, the Lead manages all academic, clinical, methodological and technical elements and aspects of the program. Responsibilities include: strategic planning, curriculum planning, financial operations, staff and academic human resources, academic program support, seminar and/or symposia development and planning, facilities oversight and coordination of all aspects of the CLS Program.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Manages the operations of the program, including, budget and fiscal activities, academic personnel, facility coordination, etc.
- Directly coordinates all activities of the program.
- Recommends action and allocation or reallocation of financial and human resources.
- Acts as the primary contact for internal and external matters affecting program and facility administration.
- Makes decisions and takes action on administrative and personnel initiatives.
- Provides and implements solutions to problematic situations.
- Represents the program in meetings and planning discussions with other academic departments, CIES, Faculty Affairs, Human Resources, etc.
- Recruits applicants, reviews and accepts students to program, and provides mentoring and advising to program students.
- Oversees and directs daily administrative operations of the program in concert with current SJSU, COS, and CIES policies and standards.
- Works with internal and external faculty to ensure a highly integrated program and effective logistics of instruction.
- Develops and implements processes and plans to solve problems, assess program quality and effectiveness, and remain relevant.
- Represents CLS in fiscal meetings and strategic planning discussions.
- Ensures all fiscal reporting and analyses are accounted for in CLS's budget
- Advises Chair and the Dean on program administrative regulations and procedures.
- Manages, organizes and schedules a series of seminars on the general subject of regulated clinical development.
- Manages and maintains a roster of guest speakers from both industry and academia in subjects related to medical product development.
- Integrates instruction to ensure relevancy of curriculum remains current to industry and academics standards.
- Oversees program policy development and implementation, program planning and evaluation, program fiscal management.
- Develops and implements assessment of program's effectiveness and the success of its graduates.
- Recommend and implement changes in program content to ensure and improve relevancy and quality to current industry standards.
- Actively promotes the program with national and regional employers and universities.
- Develops long-range and strategic plans.
- Communicates the programs vision and strategies to department Chair, Dean, industry leaders, and other academic related entities.

Education and Experience

A bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and six years of administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.

Preferred Qualifications

- MA or MS in Biology or related field
- Expertise in one of the following areas is strongly preferred: Hematology, Medical Microbiology, Immunology, Clinical Chemistry or Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine
- Current California CLS License
- Five years of practical experience in clinical laboratory work.
- Three years teaching experience.
- Experience in clinical laboratory science research: Knowledge of education methods and administration

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

- Thorough knowledge of methods, procedures and practices; English grammar, business writing, punctuation and spelling.
- Ability to compose and appropriately format correspondence and reports.
- Knowledge of organization principles, complex and large budgets, and strategic planning.
- Ability to develop strategies for allocation of resources, management and support structures to deliver the College's research strategies and policies.
- Political acumen sufficient to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse constituents.
- Ability to effectively manage change and resolve complex problems independently.
- Ability to build relationships and contacts both internally and externally
- Knowledge of education methods and administration as well as current NAACLS accreditation and certification procedures
- Knowledge in the planning, implementing, and sustaining of comprehensive programs
- Knowledge of the laboratory and classroom functionality in support of research and instructional activities.
- Extensive administrative and supervisory knowledge.
- Excellent command of technical writing and oral communications in the field of clinical development.
- Ability to communicate and teach the principles of clinical and non-clinical development.
- Ability to work independently and effectively across organization lines and in collaboration with a variety of individuals and groups.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal and responsive skills to establish and maintain professional and cooperative working relationships with administrators, faculty, staff, students, general public as well as numerous local, state and federal officials.
- Ability to accurately interpret and communicate technical procedures or regulations.
- Ability to promote administrative innovation, quality customer service, teamwork, open channels of communication, and a safe work environment.
- Ability to exercise initiative, flexibility, good judgment and discretion
- Ability to create and implement policies and develop resources that promote and enhance the program.
- Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
- Ability to assimilate from oral or written sources, a broad knowledge of CSU and agency policies and procedures and apply them consistently.
- Ability to anticipate and adapt to changing needs and priorities in order to effect positive outcomes
- Strong financial analytical skills.
- Advanced knowledge of personal computing applications and computerized information systems with the ability to learn new systems in a highly technical environment.

Posting Date

July 9, 2018

Application Screening

Application Screening begins August 1, 2018
Applications received before that date will receive first consideration.

This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Required Application Material:

Letter of interest
Complete SJSU Online Employment Application

Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.

Note To Applicant

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San Jos State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.

Contact Information

One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0046
Phone: 408-924-2250


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