Visiting General Supervisor - Shield IL

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Title:Visiting General Supervisor - Shield IL Job Category:Academic Professional Location:Springfield Description:

SHIELD Illinois is a screening testing program and infrastructure that deploys the University of Illinois’ innovative saliva test across the state. We save lives by curbing the spread of COVID-19, while reducing productivity loss and prioritizing employee wellbeing. SHIELD Illinois uses cutting-edge PCR technology and robotics to deliver fast reliable results to patients. We strive to have a positive impact on patients’ lives across Illinois by making complicated testing and long turnaround times a thing of the past.

SHIELD Illinois is actively seeking an intrinsically motivated, highly educated Visiting General Supervisor with excellent communication skills to join our molecular laboratory team and help solve critical issues that may arise in a clinical diagnostic laboratory. With the support and assistance from the Laboratory Director and Team Lead Scientists, you will be trained in molecular techniques in the SARS-CoV-2 testing section at the laboratory. These duties include processing inactivated samples through adherence to the standard operating procedures, overseeing lab processors and receiving staff, and ensuring samples move to RT-PCR analysis in a timely manner. The Visiting General Supervisor is vital leader on our laboratory team who upholds a safe a cohesive environment for all MLS Techs and support staff.

  • Follow testing procedures and policies.
  • Perform routine and complex procedures outlined in the SOP’s.
  • Demonstrate accuracy and precision in using single and multi-channel pipettes.
  • Prepare dilution buffers and create RT-PCR master mix solutions.
  • Troubleshoot solution prep or hardware related issues.
  • Learn and understand robotic software and various PCR-related software.
  • Contribute and communicate to leadership and laboratory staff about quality control and compliance improvement projects.
  • Assist and manage laboratory spaces and equipment using molecular, PCR-clean cleaning techniques.
  • Direct staff to complete laboratory space organization efforts.
  • Review data and report results in a timely manner.
  • Be accessible to testing personnel at all times while onsite.
  • Perform quality control and calibrations needed for PCR instruments.
  • Ensure all testing personnel follow proper safety protocols and SOP’s.
  • Train staff on all facets of the laboratory process.
  • Oversee inventory management process.
  • Make sure the lab is fully compliant at all times.
  • Provide necessary documents for the Lab Director to review.
  • Other duties and responsibilities assigned by the Laboratory Director.
  • Qualifications:

    Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree a life science with one (1) year of lab experience in a high-complexity CLIA accredited lab with six (6) months in a subspecialty of testing. Other requirements include: ability to work on-site and follow SOP's/EOP's; ability and willingness to lift containers of 50 pounds or less; possess critical thinking skills to troubleshoot and problem solve technical issues; strong communication skills to effectively communicate with laboratory staff and leadership team; possess attention to detail to accurately document; ability to work in a team environment and also independently. Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biological science, clinical lab science, or medical technology and experience with molecular, microbiology, or virology preferred.

    This is a full-time, 9-month Academic Professional position. For full consideration, candidates must apply and submit a letter of application, resume, and names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references by June 22, 2021 at

    The System Office conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit

    System Human Resource Services
    (217) 333-2600
    [email protected]

    The System Office is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a community of excellence, equity and diversity. The System Offices welcome applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual minority groups and other candidates who will lead and contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives.

    Close Date:06/22/2021




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    Job No:
    Posted: 6/10/2021
    Application Due: 6/22/2021
    Work Type: Full Time