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The Great Plains Laboratory
overland park, KS, United States
30+ days ago
The Great Plains Laboratory
Overland Park, Kansas, United States
30+ days ago


Full Job Description

The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. (GPL) is the global leader in metabolic, environmental, and genetic testing for people with chronic illnesses and diseases. We offer a variety of clinical tests which help diagnose underlying conditions that are not routinely available through other laboratories.

GPL currently has an opening for a full time Associate Lab Director to join our team. As an Associate Lab Director, you will be responsible for supervising and improving existing LC/MS and GC/MS tests, developing new tests, ensuring accuracy in proficiency testing and improving the accuracy and precision of current technology using artificial intelligence software. You may also be responsible for assisting in marketing efforts, increasing sales to pediatric hospitals, and providing consultations to physicians and other medical professionals.

Job Description

Supervises testing of large laboratory performing organic acid testing for genetic diseases, dysbiosis, nutritional deficiencies, and toxic exposures.

Directs and supervises the development of new tests.

Performs research to determine biochemical abnormalities in cancer prior to the use of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Plans, validates, and implements new clinical tests as assigned by the Lab Director.

Revises existing SOP manuals for the tests being developed to ensure that current practices are accurately documented and adequately followed.

Performs daily review of tests results for completeness, and provides assistance to the quality assurance program.

Troubleshoots instrumentation and procedural problems and recommends laboratory service improvements.

Coordinates laboratory services with the Laboratory Manager.

Monitors safety compliance for blood borne pathogens and chemical hygiene as established by State and Federal regulations.

Performs testing procedures as necessary.

Plans and supervises Research and Development operations in their assigned area.

Supervises laboratory technologists in their assigned area.

Provides onsite, telephone or electronic consultation by clients as needed.

Performs periodic evaluation of test performance and makes adjustments based on internal blind testing and external proficiency testing.

Performs periodic evaluation of quality indicators effectiveness and implements corrective actions to improve laboratory services.

Evaluates the quality of tests referred to outside laboratories.

Assists the Client Services Department in the resolution of disputed cases and provides a report to the client.

Performs statistical analysis of recent data transmissions to evaluate tests performance and trends.

Meets periodically with other members of the laboratory management for evaluation of delegated functions.

Identifies personnel training needs and implements a continuing education program.

Performs all other duties as assigned.



PhD in biochemistry or analytical chemistry with experience in GC/MS, LC/MS

Applicants must have proven hands-on experience in LC/MS/MS and a PhD in biochemistry or related fields.

Prefer 5 yrs management experience and 5 yrs experience in LC/MS/MS.

Excellent writing and public speaking skills a must.

Programming and troubleshooting Shimadzu LC/MS/MS highly desirable.

Board Certification in Clinical Chemistry desirable

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58467982
  • Location:
    Overland Park, Kansas, United States
    Overland Park, Kansas, United States
  • Position Title: LC/MS/MS PHD
  • Company Name: The Great Plains Laboratory
  • Area of Focus: Bio-analysis,Electrospray Ionization,LC-MS,Peptide Sequencing,Quantitation
  • Job Function: Management – Laboratory,
    Res. & Dev. Project Mgr.
  • Setting: Academic/Research Institution,Biotechnology
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: 1
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
  • Salary: $150,000.00 - $200,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
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