The Department of Oncology is seeking a full time Sr. Laboratory Coordinator to work at Sibley Hospital in Washington, DC.
The Sr. Laboratory Coordinator assists Laboratory Manager in the daily operation of the SKCCC Biospecimen Repository Core Laboratory. He/she is in charge of overseeing daily operations, worker training, oversight and participation in the bioprocessing of blood specimens, quality control, supply and specimen inventory, and answering enquiries from study team members. In addition, he/she will assist in the oversight of the operating budget, and the biorepository.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Compiles and reviews Quality Control records with the QA/QC manager
Monitors accuracy of current instructions for multiple protocols; modifies instructions as required with approval
Reports to the program manager and consults with the QA/QC manager
Participates in the quality control process, i.e. when receiving samples (primarily blood), determines if the sample is of acceptable quality to process; creates deviation log entry if needed; records receiving errors in the communications log and/or problem log
Recommends revisions for Standard Operating Procedures, where needed
Assists in the coordination of data collection/entry for monthly billing
Develops and delivers employee training
Initiates the process for equipment repair when needed
Demonstrates highly developed communication and interpersonal skills
Demonstrates flexibility and establishes priorities and work plans to compensate for unanticipated changes in work volume to adequately meet departmental needs as deemed necessary by the lab manager
Informs lab manager in a timely manner when difficult problems, unusual development or activities occur
Demonstrates the ability to relate well and work well with all levels of staff
Demonstrates the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously to meet deadlines
Uses discretion when discussing confidential matters
Participates in the development and implementation of lab goals and objectives, development of PK sheets (study timelines) and study budgets
Participates in problem-solving process based in comprehensive analysis of situations while demonstrating the use of a logical, reasoned, factual and systematic approach
Recognizes limitations and seeks help from appropriate resources when needed
Meets with clients as needed
Inventory management: monitors supply inventory levels, orders materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures, documents orders upon receipt
Participates in conducting monthly in-service training for technical staff
Monitors technical staff to ensure they follow established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to process research biospecimens
Performs duties, including: preparation of media and reagents, process research biospecimens according to each research protocol
Assists in managing biospecimen inventory, shipping, and billing records.
Working in repository: will be shipping biological specimens and cell lines to investigators at other institutions (international/domestic shipments of biological according to federal regulations), depositing and retrieving frozen specimens from liquid nitrogen freezers and minus 80c degree freezers.
Maintains accurate data records. Updating of database and documentation in Laboratory notebooks. Maintain and make minor adjustments to equipment, e.g. calibrating, alignment.
Uses various software applications to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports.
Carries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision.
Prepares invoices for work completed. Monitors dry ice and prepares dry ice invoices
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor’s degree required in one of the biological sciences.
A minimum of three years of related experience required.
Master's degree, with related graduate research, may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula***.
Minimum of five years is preferred.
Expert level of knowledge with the use of personal protective equipment in a laboratory environment; minimum two years’ experience as a lead coordinator.
Working knowledge of GLP-level documentation and procedures. CLIA or CAP-lab management, management training, teaching skills helpful but not required.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Has the ability to write detailed standard operating procedures
Good organizational skills
Able to manage time efficiently
Can work independently with minimal supervision.
*** JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Classified Title: Sr. Laboratory Coordinator Working Title: Sr. Laboratory Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: $38,920-$53,520 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday/9:00am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-DC:District of Columbia Department name: 10002931-SOM Onc Specimen Accessioning and Bank Personnel area: School of Medicine
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