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                                                                                                                                                                        August 18, 2021

Director, Hematology Flow Cytometry Laboratory
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine – Nationwide Children’s Hospital

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (DPLM) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) and the Department of Pathology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine seeks a Ph.D. level director, or an MD or MD/PhD hematopathologist with experience in malignant and benign hematology flow cytometry. The successful candidate will be appointed to the position of Director of Hematology Flow Cytometry focusing primarily on flow cytometric diagnosis and monitoring of malignant hematological disorders, and benign hematology (e.g. platelet flow cytometry). In addition, there will be an opportunity to provide sign-out coverage for the Diagnostic Immunology Laboratory (DIL), in conjunction with the Laboratory Director of that section. The successful candidate will be expected to bring innovation to the hematological malignancies and benign hematology disciplines through research and development of new clinical tests, refinement of existing clinical tests, quality assurance, and regulatory oversight of clinical testing. Additionally, there are opportunities for active involvement in Children’s Oncology Group (COG)-related research.

The Laboratory Director of the Hematology Flow Cytometry section will provide interpretations and sign-out coverage for malignant/benign hematology flow cytometry testing, in conjunction with other faculty in the section. Sign-out coverage by rotation for the Diagnostic Immunology Laboratory will also be expected. The malignant hematology flow cytometry domain includes interpretation and sign-out of minimal residual disease (MRD) flow cytometry for B-ALL, besides diagnostic testing for other hematological diseases, including malignancies.

The DPLM at Nationwide Children’s Hospital includes approximately 30 pathologists and doctoral scientist faculty working with experienced technical staff in eight laboratories.  Building upon an already established and well-recognized pediatric pathology program, the candidate has the opportunity to grow the department’s mission by providing excellent clinical care, education and/or research. Faculty are given opportunities to obtain specific training externally for short periods of time in particular focus areas, when appropriate.

The selected individual will be expected to actively contribute to the department’s educational mission by teaching and developing curricula, as appropriate, for residents, graduate students, pathology fellows, and technologists. Additionally, contributions via internal and external consultative services through the Outreach Program is strongly encouraged.

The qualified candidate should possess either a PhD, MD or MD/PhD degree with appropriate post-doctoral and/or clinical fellowship training.  PhD applicants should be board-certified for ABMLI, board-certified or eligible for ABB-HCLD with certification in immunology and/or hematology. Individuals who are board-certified or board-eligible for ABCC and ABHI may be considered, if they have relevant post-doctoral experience in immunology and/or hematology with flow cytometry training.  MD or MD/PhD applicants should have board certification in Anatomic and/or Clinical Pathology, and board certification or eligibility in Hematopathology.

The DPLM performs 300+ bone marrow analyses, 250+ malignant hematology and lymphoid flow cytometry tests, and 1700+ hemoglobin electrophoresis tests per year. The clinical laboratories combined have a volume of >3 million tests per year, and the Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) clinical laboratory processes 7,000+ specimens a year for molecular testing. The molecular test repertoire of the IGM continues to expand to support the DPLM as well as outside facilities across North America. IGM is also the central molecular testing laboratory for COG trials.

ACGME-accredited fellowship programs within the DPLM are in Pediatric Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Genetics & Genomics. The DPLM also hosts the only Pediatric Clinical Pathology Fellowship in the country.  Furthermore, as part of our commitment to faculty development and academic advancement, we have instituted a robust mentorship program for junior faculty with mentors at NCH and external institutions.

Ranked in the top 10 children’s hospitals on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21, NCH is home to The Abigail Wexner Research Institute, and one of the world’s largest pediatric biobanks within the DPLM. The Biopathology Core Resource of The Cancer Genome Atlas is also located in the Research Institute.

Inquiries and nominations are encouraged, and will be confidential.  Please contact: Roshini Abraham, Ph.D., Director, Diagnostic Immunology Laboratory or Kathleen Nicol, M.D. Section Chief, Clinical Pathology.

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Post Doctoral Scientist – RI Genomic Medicine

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

We are seeking an IGM Post-Doctoral Scientist to join our team. The Steve and Cindy Rasmussen Institute of Genomic Medicine, in collaboration with the Immunology Clinic (Division of Allergy/Immunology) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital to work in a newly established multi-disciplinary translational immunology program, focused on bringing “-omic” approaches to the diagnosis of inborn errors of immunity.—ri-genomic-medicine/job?mode=view

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June 17, 2021

Clinical Immunology lab seeks operations manager.

Since 1983, ELISA/ACT® Biotechnologies, LLC, ( has provided and researched ex vivo lymphocyte response assays and their clinical applications to autoimmune conditions. This position leads the operational development of the cell culture CLIA certified lab. The lab includes a working lab supervisor and a variety of teams: Lab technicians, customer services, client development, quality control, as well as an informatics and logistics. Community based outcome studies are performed under agreement with the Health Studies Collegium Foundation (

In addition to contributing to the efficient and effective operation of the lab, this person is included in the weekly management team meetings that reviews the finance, product development, educational activities, projects in process. This includes regular comparison to both base case and stretch case budgets. The Laboratory Manager is accountable for, and ensures that the laboratory meets operational and customer expectations in a timely and effective manner while in compliance to corporate quality, environmental, Health & Safety requirements.

This is a full time opportunity for someone who is passionate about clinically applied lab procedures including their personalized interpretation.

The candidate is responsible for the following:

  • Represents the business to clients, peers and employees and acts with professionalism at all times (verbal, email correspondence).
  • Ensures that company policies are followed and understood by all personnel.
  • Monitors and reports weekly highlights, monthly revenue predictions, production status (i.e. # samples processed/personnel, Revenue/personnel, KPIs).
  • Participates in management meetings and summarizes lab’s operational performance.
  • Assists in planning and writing Statement of Work (SOW) / Request for Proposals (RFP)’s
  • Participates in business development activities to expand the business operation.
  • Responsible for…
    √ timesheet approvals and consumables management & timely approval of supplies.

  √ responding promptly to client and all other requests within company.

  • Provides guidance on monthly operations forecast.
  • Assists in preparation of monthly/quarterly/annual operating and capex budgets.
  • Follows industry and corporate regulations and policies for safe handling and disposal of samples.
  • Schedules lab and equipment resources to meet client requirements.
  • Schedules the purchase of lab supplies and preparing ordering lists.
  • Maintains laboratory supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
  • Maintains laboratory equipment performance by establishing quality standards; developing operations, quality, and troubleshooting procedures; ensuring staff compliance; certifying instrument performance; arranging equipment replacement, service, and repair.
  • Maintains laboratory information system (FileMaker) by identifying information needs and problems; recommending improvements; establishing priorities; testing; writing user manuals; training employees; maintaining security and confidentiality.
  • Implements new programs, tests, methods, instrumentation, and procedures by investigating alternatives; preparing proposals; developing and performing parallel testing; monitoring progress.

The lab uses a FileMaker post-relational database to log, process, and report results. The lab has processed over 90,000 specimens with an average of 300 lymphocyte cell cultures per specimen.

The company has a full time IT manager, warehouse and finance department at a nearby location where an affiliated professional nutritional company has its offices. Dr Russell Jaffe, the CEO of the lab is also CEO of the affiliated entities (

The lab is adding dental compatibility tests and validating functional platelet aggregation tests as accretive to its focus on restoring immune defense and repair tolerance through personalized tests and interpretations.

The lab and related enterprises occupy 25,000 square feet of space in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC.

A competitive compensation package appropriate to the candidates background, including incentive bonus as well as company-wide profit sharing are included.

Please provide indication of interest along with a resume and any additional information helpful in reviewing the application.

Please submit applications to:
Kacie Sobsey