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Biorepository Lab Manager

Company: Partners Healthcare System
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

Receiving general direction from the Director of the Neurological Clinical Research Institute (NCRI), the Biorepository Manager is responsible for overall program oversight and operations of the NCRI biorepository, which serves, in part, the Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS). This position plays a key role, in coordinating, managing, and tracking biospecimen collection and interacting with researchers requesting and receiving samples from the biorepository. The Biorepository Manager should be involved in developing and implementing relevant regulatory, quality, and operational policies and procedures related to biospecimen management including supervision of staff activities and inventory management. Drawing on a broad understanding of Hospital and research practices and policies and displaying a high degree of initiative and independent judgment, the Biorepository Manager will continually assess and direct a wide range of programmatic issues.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for executing, on a daily basis, the procedural, managerial and policy decisions for the NCRI Biorepository
  • Participates in all decisions made regarding laboratory procedures and identifies modifications of existing policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates all project activities related to the laboratory and undertakes quality assurance programs.
  • Participates in biospecimen or clinical-trial committees such as the Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
  • Responsible for regular and ad hoc reporting on sample inventory and activities of the Biorepository
  • Participates in and supports the processes related to hiring and performance of biorepository staff
  • Responsible for Biorepository program development, fiscal management & budgeting (with Grants administrator)
  • Participates in cost containment measures to manage the lab efficiently.
  • Participates in strategic planning, partnership/collaboration development, and data collection and reporting
  • Maintains up-to-date best practices and participates in local and international professional organizations, as suitable
  • Maintains knowledge of regulatory environment governing biorepository acquisition and distribution
  • Manages laboratory space, equipment ordering and maintenance requirements
  • Coordinates resources with staff and other departments to facilitate internal and external research collaborations
  • Provides customer service and monitors customer satisfaction with both MGH and non-MGH PI's that utilize the biorepository.
  • Complies with all required and requested reporting of progress, activities, and impact metrics
  • Role models behavior to promote team-work and professional staff interactions

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (authority to hire, promote, or terminate):

  • Direct: Responsible for supervising 1-3 FTE (Biorepository Inventory Specialist; clinical research coordinators)
  • Indirect: Responsible for training and supervising CRC's on biorepository best practices.

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  • Strong analytic and quantitative skills
  • Very good organizational skills
  • Ability to mentor and supervise staff effectively
  • Effective presentation skills for conveying data and information to physician and administrative staff
  • Ability to take initiative and solve problems and make decisions quickly and independently
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team
  • Very strong interpersonal skills, including both verbal and written communication

EDUCATION:

Minimum Required:

Bachelor's Degree

Preferred:

Master's Degree

Field of Study/Additional Specialized Training:

Advanced degree in Biological Sciences and scientific experience with biomarkers.

EXPERIENCE:

Required: Minimum of 3 years management experience in healthcare or laboratory environment with previous experience in a biorepository or similar tissue lab.

Keywords: Partners Healthcare System, Boston , Biorepository Lab Manager, Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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