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Laboratory Director


CND Life Sciences

Job Location

5070 N. 40th Street, Suite 220
Phoenix, AZ 85018
United States


Full health and other benefits including medical, vision, dental, 401(k), life insurance and compensation incentives.

Job Description

The CND Lab Director is responsible for the overall operation and administration of the company’s central anatomical pathology laboratory located in Phoenix, Arizona. Serving also as a technical consultant (for high complexity and moderate complexity testing), the Lab Director builds and ensures ongoing implementation of the laboratory’s quality system and compliance with CLIA standards while also leading the process to achieve CLEP and CAP accreditations. The Lab Director is responsible for the employment of competent, qualified personnel capable of performing complex immunohistochemistry processes to support CND’s test protocols. While the Lab Director delegates many core operational responsibilities, the individual is ultimately responsible and must ensure that all laboratory duties are correctly performed and applicable regulations are met at all times. The Lab Director collaborates closely with other vital functions, including Pathology, Medical Affairs, and Clinical Services of the company. 


  • 5-10 years experience in a laboratory management role for a small to mid-sized CLIA-certified laboratory; CAP-certified preferred
  • Quality program design and implementation
  • Significant experience with hiring, training, and managing laboratory technicians staff (staff of over 25 preferred)
  • Strong knowledge of imaging, quality control, and credentialing, and accreditation.
  • Strong knowledge of assay development/validations (IHC, ISH, EBER-ISH)
  • Experience with equipment qualifications and laboratory design (Ventana, Dako, and Leica Biosystems)
  • Deep knowledge in anatomic pathology for reference and private laboratories
  • Minimum of Bachelor of Science degree in clinical laboratory science, medical technology or chemical, physical or biological science and at least 5-10 years training and experience in high-complexity testing
  • Master's degree in clinical laboratory science, medical technology or chemical, physical or biological science a plus but not required
  • 10+ years in the field of histotechnology specialized in immunohistochemistry.
  • Certified in equipment platforms for IHC and ISH (Ventana, Dako, and Leica biosystems)
  • Validation and assay development

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to Dorren Odunsi at [email protected].

About Our Organization

Founded in 2017, CND Life Sciences is dedicated to supporting the care of patients suffering from neurodegenerative diseases and other related conditions. Operating a CLIA-certified laboratory in Phoenix, Arizona, CND launched the Syn-One Test as the world's first commercially available test to detect and visualize the presence of abnormal, misfolded alpha-synuclein located in cutaneous nerve fibers. The test, which analyzes small skin biopsies collected conveniently from the patient in a physician’s office, serves as an accurate diagnostic confirmation of a synucleinopathy. The Syn-One Test leverages a decade of published science from leading academic institutions in multiple countries and has demonstrated high levels of sensitivity and specificity. The company has research collaborations with multiple biopharmaceutical companies and in 2020 was awarded a prestigious NIH SBIR award to advance the validation and clinical utility of its Syn-One Test. For more information visit