Laboratory Manager

Location
District of Columbia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Nov 23, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

General Summary/Purpose:

This position is for an experienced core Manager with advanced technical and inter-personal skills. The area of research includes subjects and techniques related to medical physics, dosimetry, radiobiology, mechanical/electrical engineering, radiation safety and imaging, the work involved includes pre-clinical animal and clinical research studies. The laboratory manager will work with the Core Directors to direct all aspects of the laboratories. Responsibilities will include training graduate and post-graduate laboratory personnel in both basic and advanced experimental techniques. Manager will need to help develop and guide new research ideas involving SARRP (Small Animal Radiation Research Platform) and other equipment. The position will require extensive previous knowledge using SARRP or comparative equipment, to perform current and new research projects with this type of equipment. The Manager will also complete ordering for the lab, ensuring the safety requirements are met, maintaining, purchasing and calibration of equipment. They will ensure the workflow of the lab is compliant and that all the lab’s records are maintained. The core Manager will be expected to take an active part in the scientific work of the core and will have opportunities to present the work in group settings. The position requires interdepartmental collaboration with a multiple of principal administrators and researchers. In occasions it will also require collaboration with non JHU clients. Manager will be required to respond to emergency calls when equipment isn’t working properly to access problem, provide solution or alternative to investigator and follow-up with proper channels.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Performs administrative duties required in the daily administration and running of the office and the laboratories.
  • Receives and screens incoming research requests; prioritizes, organizes and designates necessary action to be taken, deadlines and follow up.
  • Trains and in occasions operates radiation equipment for investigators.
  • Work closely with principal investigators and their laboratory scientists - students, postdocs, technicians, and research associates - to develop new technical methods that will be used in subsequent research proposals and/or protocols.
  • Receives and responds to calls regarding radiation machines problems during off hours no matter date or time.
  • Troubleshoot issues to determine the appropriate course of action, i.e., be able to identify the specific problem: determine if repair can be made by manager or by instrument service provider, instrument operator issues, etc.
  • Will also need to report to the appropriate channels, Core Directors, Radiation Safety, Manufactures of equipment and/or other investigators.
  • Conducts dosimetry and mechanical quality assurance of radiation machines to ensure proper and safe functioning.
  • Conducts dosimetry commissioning, setup and operation guidelines of new radiation equipment.
  • Maintains calendars for all radiation machines.
  • Coordinates and implements services such as purchasing, records control, projects, maintenance, repairs, billing and budget accounting operations.
  • Design and develop specialized methods and techniques that can be utilized by others.
  • Coordinates University and State inspections and registration of radiation equipment to ensure state and federal guidelines are met.
  • Supervises equipment repairs.
  • Develops and compiles reports as requested.
  • Assists with the preparation of presentations, manuscripts, protocols and submit and coordinate grant proposals.
  • Schedules meetings and prepares meeting materials (i.e., draft agenda, collect relevant information) and staffs high level meetings.
  • Records and prepares minutes, monitors and follow-ups on action items.
  • Locates and compiles information and formats reports, graphs, tables, records and other sources of information.
  • Responsible for monitoring budget expenses & performing budget reconciliation.
  • Identifies & resolves administration problems and issues.
  • Develops and recommends administrative processes/procedures to assure efficiency.
  • Interprets and communicates operating policies.
  • Maintenance of instrumentation and service logs.
  • Ensure compliance with safety standards.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in physics, medical physics or biomedical engineering or related field some related experience required.
  • Five (5) 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.

JHU Equivalency Formula:18 graduate degree credits (semester hours) with related graduate research 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in physics, medical physics or biomedical engineering or related field.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have knowledge and expertise in operation and maintenance of instruments described above.
  • Excellent writing, spelling and proofreading skills required.
  • Must be able to keep confidential information.
  • Has an understanding of standard office processes, methods, and systems based upon training and prior experience.
  • Will address problems by selecting alternatives from defined options.
  • Required to use judgment based on the analysis of facts, set precedents, and previous experience.
  • Identify issues that require input/advice from supervisor or faculty.
  • Must have outstanding interpersonal skills; verbally communicate clearly and effectively; and must be capable of handling difficult contacts.
  • Will be required to deal with issues of a confidential and sensitive nature.
  • Understands contributions and roles of each office team member and cooperates appropriately to meet individual and team objectives.
  • Demonstrate optimal time management skills, balancing time required for own administrative duties and time required to provide support to others on the office team. Seeks to improve the quality of own work and work of the team.
  • Recognize the rationale for needed changes in office procedures and routines and facilitate a smooth transition for other members as changes are implemented.
Classified title: Laboratory Manager

Working title: Laboratory Manager

Role/Level/Range: ACRP 37.5/E/04/MD

Starting Salary Range: $52,494.96 - $72,212.64 (commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Fulltime

Employee Status: Exempt

Schedule: Monday-Friday –8:30am-5:00pm 37.5hrs/Wk

Location:Sibley Memorial Hospital and Proton Center - 5255 Loughboro Rd. NW, Washington DC 20016

Department name: 10003151-SOM Rad Onc Physics -Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences

Personnel area (School): SOM – 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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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.

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