The Pathology Department is seeking a Laboratory Manager who will have operational oversight of the OTS Core Lab. Develops and updates protocols and operating procedures.
Manager of the OTS Core Laboratory: Is responsible for development and implementation of policies and procedures including, planning, organization, direction and coordination of technical operations of the Histology and Tissue Microarray and Scanning components of the laboratory. Monitors adherence to JHU and departmental policies and procedures. Provide supervision and technical assistance to staff and clients on all aspects of projects and laboratory operations independently and with minimal supervision. Responsible for the efficient utilization of assigned resources and for planning and development, staffing, equipment and space. Develops capital and operating budget requirements designed to meet current and future needs of the laboratories.
Oversees all activities of the OTS staff to ensure efficient effective and high-quality operation. Serves as technical resource and guides troubleshooting of instrument-related and technical, problems. Reviews instrument performance, and equipment maintenance, reviewing all instrument maintenance at prescribed intervals and as appropriate. Performs instrument troubleshooting and makes/ facilitates repairs as appropriate. Keeps related records. Operates, troubleshoots, and performs preventative maintenance of laboratory equipment. Orders supplies and acquisition of equipment and procurement of service contracts.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Essential Job Functions
Managing the personnel and work flow in the OTS Lab staffing as well as supplies and resources.
Provides expert guidance in the area of Histology, Tissue Microarray design and construction.
Managing daily billing actively.
Generating monthly billing reports of services from the OTS Core as well as preparing annual progress reports.
Hires, supervises, orients, trains, develops and supports staff. Plans, coordinates staffing patterns to effectively and efficiently support the core. Insures training and compliance of anyone working in the laboratory.
Participates in the specification, design, implementation, and modification of projects received in the lab. Monitors quality control, quality assurance, oversees and participates in preparation of technical reports
Maintain and enhance the professional interactions amongst core members to optimize a healthy working environment.
Other Job Functions
Develop cost projections for investigators writing proposals.
Does daily billing and Prepares and distributes monthly billing information.
Develop methodologies to achieve the goals of the research project for OTS Client on time and in scope.
Develop and maintain SOP records for protocols and procedures and processes.
Write OTS annual progress reports.
Organize and lead monthly meetings with entire OTS staff.
Provide training, guidance and assistance to investigators constructing TMAs as well as instruction on the use of TMAJ software.
Develops SOP for all lab processes.
Maintain and build good working relationships within and across departments.
Reviews and monitors productivity and workflow to maximize efficiency.
Will establish career development plan for each employee.
Serve as a resource for investigators and collaborators.
Contribute to grant applications and manuscripts.
Attends and presents and assists at local and national meetings.
Assumes leadership by acting as a positive role model for staff, participating in laboratory management functions, contributing feedback to all aspects of the facility (staff, managers, and administrative and medical directors) in a constructive manner. Performs laboratory manager duties as assigned or in absence.
Participates in monitoring and controlling assigned operational and capital budgets within administrative guidelines. Assists in forecasting and development of future budgets and capital needs.
Assist personnel management functions for the designated area to include, but not limited to; applicant evaluation and hiring process, scheduling, coaching, counseling, evaluating competency and performance and terminating employees.
Acts as a technical resource and mentor to staff as well as investigators. center staff, providing instruction on basic theory, technical and organizational skills and applications of test procedures. Assists with training and orientation of staff and student employees.
Monitors personnel performing special assignments such as inventory and ordering of reagents, evaluation of new products, procedures, or materials, installation of new equipment and training on new or modified instrumentation or equipment. Monitors receipt and storage of supplies per established procedure and regulatory restrictions.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to operate and maintain laboratory equipment in a Histology Lab.
Computer competency is required.
Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and training skills.
Experience supervising others.
Experience coordinating, organizing and documentation.
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications
HT, ASCP preferred.
4 full time staff, 3 part time staff- Laboratory Technologists and Technicians.
Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field.
Five years related experience, including proven technical knowledge and laboratory experience.
Master's degree, with related graduate research, may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Masters Degree with related graduate research, may substitute for some experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Experience in Histology with working knowledge of anatomy and morphology.
Classified Title: Laboratory Manager Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: $54,080-$74,390-$94,710 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Pat Kidney Urologic Pathology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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