The Bioprocessing Manager administers the business of the Cell Center of the Genetic Resources Core Facility. He/she is in charge of the daily operation, worker training, oversight and participation in the bioprocessing of blood specimens, cell line growth, quality control, and supply inventory. In addition, he/she will assist in the oversight of the operating budget, routine vendor maintenance, on call scheduling and response, generalized laboratory functions and the biorepository.
Administrative (30%) * Manage 2-3 bioprocessing staff members * Compile and Review Quality Control records * Monitor accuracy of current protocols; modify as needed * Negotiate Blanket Orders/Service Contracts * Review budget, Authorize Time sheets, Authorize purchases * Report and respond to Budget Administrator * Process major equipment purchased selected by Cell Center Director in SAP * Oversee the quality control process i.e. when receive samples (primarily blood) make a judgment if it's of acceptable quality to test. * Develop assessment and care plan for 150 cell lines per week * Write and revise Standard Operating Procedures * Generate invoices and coordinate monthly billing * Develop and deliver employee training * Seek equipment repair when needed * Demonstrate highly developed communication and interpersonal skills * Demonstrate flexibility and re-establish priorities and work plans to compensate for unanticipated changes in work volume to adequately meet departmental needs as deemed necessary by Cell Center director. * Consistently informs director in a timely manner when difficult problems, unusual development or activities occur.
* Demonstrates the ability to relate well and work with all levels of staff. * Demonstrates the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously to meet deadlines. * Consistently uses discretion when discussing confidential matters. * Consistently participates in the development and implementation of lab goals and objectives * Actively participates on problem-solving process based in comprehensive analysis of situations while demonstrating the use of a logical, reasoned, factual and systematic approach. * Consistently recognizes own limitations and seeks help from appropriate resources when needed. * Demonstrates ability to function appropriately and efficiently in dealing with unexpected or stressful situations and multiple interruptions. Utilizes constructive criticism and/or self-evaluation skills to improve own work performance or behavior. * Performs other duties as required * Maintain office hours for clients and vendors. * Meet with Fee-for-service clients as needed * Monitor worldwide bioshipments * Monitors Biorepository inventory * Organize Loading Doc Deliveries/gas tank pick-up. * Inventory management: Monitor inventory levels, orders materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures, documents orders upon receipt. * Assist as needed with generalized administrative functions as part of daily Biorepository & Cell Center functions
Cell Culture (30%) * Ability to follow established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to maintain human and animal cells in culture. * Perform duties, including: preparation of media and tissue culture reagents; sterilization and preparation of tissue culture equipment; handling cultures; and propagation, maintenance and special manipulations of cell lines (e.g. EBV transformations), and cryopreservation. * Manage cell culture for special projects. * Manage inventory of shipping stocks. Perform Quality control checks on shipping stocks. Prepare live flasks for shipment. * Prepare Fibroblast cells from skin biopsy. * 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 80 degree freezers. * Providing support in the physical inventory of the biorepository. * Maintain accurate data records. Updating of database and documentation in Laboratory notebooks. Maintain and make minor adjustments to equipment, e.g. calibrating, alignment. * Use various software applications to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports. Carry out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision. * Prepare Invoices for work completed. Monitor Dry Ice and prepare Dry Ice invoices
Supervisory (30%) * Oversee the work of three- four staff members and one intern. * Delegation of Duties, approval of work and vacation schedule * Assistance with technical problems. * Meet weekly with the director to discuss supervisory updates.
Technical Writing and Speaking (10%) * Write Updates of Cell Center Standard Operating Procedures (100+ detailed protocols) * Write Updates of Cell Center Laboratory Safety Manual
Bachelors degree in biology, chemistry or related field required.
Five years related experience and proven technical knowledge and laboratory experience required. Master's degree with related graduate research may substitute for experience. Cell Culture experience and sterile techniques; supervisory experience. Working knowledge of biology, microbiology, and chemistry, and GLP-level Documentation
Aseptic Techniques, meticulously neat and organized, working knowledge of relational databases, ability to write detailed standard operating procedures, confidence with employees and clients, planning skills, ability to motivate others, organizational skills, excellent time management
CLIA-lab management, management Training, Teaching skills helpful but not required.
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