COVID-19 Testing Lab General Supervisor
Georgetown University
Rockville, Maryland 20852

Job Description

COVID-19 Testing Lab General Supervisor

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Georgetown University is standing up a new COVID-19 testing lab at our bone marrow transplant lab in Rockville, MD. The testing is for students, employees, and contractors at Georgetown University who live on campus, work on campus, and live in the surrounding neighborhood.

The General Supervisor, working under the direction of the laboratory director and supervision of the technical supervisor, provides day-to-day supervision of personnel performing high volume, high complexity testing and reporting of test results. In the absence of the director and technical supervisor, the general supervisor must be responsible for the proper performance of all laboratory procedures and reporting of test results. The supervisor:
  • Must be accessible to testing personnel at all times testing is performed to provide on-site, telephone or electronic consultation to resolve technical problems;
  • Is responsible for monitoring test analyses and specimen examinations to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained.
  • Assure that all remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications;
  • Oversee quality assurance and quality control activities in their section, ensuring that the laboratory meets the requirement of regulatory agencies
  • Ensure that patient test results are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken and the test system is properly functioning;
  • Providing orientation to all testing personnel; and
  • Annually evaluate and document the performance of all testing person
  • Meet HIPAA requirements for the protection of health information and personal identifying information

Supervision of testing personnel (usually five or less individuals). Position reports directly to Technical Supervisor. Communicates via telephone, email, letters and forms, face-to-face, and in other electronic formats with internal and external staff and partnering agencies.

  • Academic: Minimum requirement of Bachelor's degree in science or health related field. Master's Degree (or equivalent years of work experience) preferred.
  • Practical Experience: One year minimum experience with supervising laboratory staff. Two years' in laboratory setting with experience in the use of molecular biology techniques while working in biosafety level two conditions; Experience in high complexity testing in a clinical laboratory would be preferred.
  • Technical Qualifications: Attention to detail, ability to manage high volume workflow, and advanced organizational skills. The general supervisor must accommodate multiple competing demands simultaneously, and cope with mental rigors inherent to high volume clinical screening tasks. Good computer skills. Interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Ability to work with colleagues of diverse backgrounds.

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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Preferred Years Of Experience:

2 Year(s)

Education Required:

4 Year Degree - BS
Date Posted : 12/01/2020