The Laboratory Manager will become a key member of our clinical trials and research team. The incumbent will handle biological fluids obtained from blood, airway, and urine for multiple studies, including large-scale clinical trials and prospective cohort studies. The lab manager will be expected to log, process, store, ship, and analyze specimens, including from patients with COVID-19 for Operation Warp Speed clinical trials. They also will assist with data collection and entry from clinical trials and cohort studies. The lab manager must be comfortable working with critically ill adult patients on life support, the population of interest for most studies. Occasional evenings and weekends on call may be required.
Perform protein biomarker measurements with ELISA and multi-analyte platforms on large numbers of samples.
Receive, label, process, and log hundreds of unique and irreplaceable human blood, airway, and urine samples.
Develop and maintain a system for tracking inventory and results of biospecimen analyses.
Coordinate shipping of samples to and from other sites around US to our lab for biobanking.
Ensure regulatory compliance, adherence to Environmental Health standards, preparedness for regulatory audits, and laboratory safety.
Travel via shuttle to our affiliate hospital, Allen Hospital, to retrieve samples of enrolled participants from the clinical lab and bring them back to our research lab for processing and storage.
Perform administrative tasks, including ordering research supplies and lab reagents.
Perform data entry for clinical trials and cohort studies.
Perform bedside data collection for critically ill adult patients.
Bachelor's degree in Biological Science or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of related experience
Experience with ELISA and protein multiplexing platforms
Comfortable working with critically ill adult patients on life support
Comfortable handling COVID-19 biospecimens, using proper personal protective equipment, in a BSL2+ laboratory
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Ability to perform phlebotomy to obtain blood specimens
Prior work in a BSL2 or higher laboratory
Experience with biobanking or other handling of large volumes of samples and data
Participation in the medical surveillance program
Contact with patients and/or human research subjects
Wear N-95 respirator
Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure
Successful completion of applicable compliance and systems training requirements
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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