Full-time position with the Carnegie Center for Surgical Innovation and I-STAR Laboratory in Biomedical Engineering.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering is seeking a Sr. Laboratory Coordinator. This position is responsible for the coordination of all laboratory activities for the I-STAR Lab and Carnegie Center for Surgical Innovation. Studies may be both in the laboratory and/or inpatient / outpatient settings. Will be held solely accountable by Principal Investigator(s) for all laboratory functions at the sites.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Work as an integral member of the research team providing specialized skill and knowledge as it relates to laboratory procedures in the development and implementation of methods for novel imaging and image guidance. Serve as liaison with laboratory personnel and outside laboratory contacts. Contribute to development of laboratory systems and methods. Prepare documentation of methods and procedures.
Provide professional expertise in the creation and revision of laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and protocols. Monitor inventory of laboratory supplies and place orders as needed.Maintain and troubleshoot laboratory equipment. Ensure compliance with Radiation Safety, Biosafety, and other applicable regulatory bodies.
Participate daily in the hands on work of the lab including, but not limited to, preparation of systems and phantoms for imaging studies, collecting and processing data according to study protocols. Maintain site shipping and storage logs of all supplies and equipment. Conduct quality control checks of laboratory systems. Conduct quality assurance checks on laboratory reports and communicate with collaborators to coordinate studies and resolve discrepancies.
Responsible for orientation and training of new and temporary laboratory personnel in general duties, protocol specific laboratory skills, and equipment usage. Review and verify study reports. Demonstrate organization, problem solving, resourcefulness and flexibility. Manage laboratory systems consistent with JHMI policies. Attend training sessions for IRB updates, Human Subjects Protection, HIPAA, DOT/IATA, Blood borne pathogens, Fire Safety, Laboratory Safety, and other potential renewals as required by Sponsors/University. Contribute to QA/QC process.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field. Three years related experience. Master's degree, with related graduate research, may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. 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.
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Familiarity with Microsoft office suite. Familiarity with Matlab, Python, and other high-level programming languages. Must have concise, clear and professional communication, verbal and written. Must be able to exchange routine study information concerning daily operations with the research team. Must be able to work independently and cooperatively as a team member.
Physical Requirements: Occasionally lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
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