Sr. Laboratory Coordinator

Location
District of Columbia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Sep 30, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

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:

Administrative(20%)

  • 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

Processing(80%)

  • 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***.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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Sibley - Washington, DC


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
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