The Sr. Laboratory Coordinator is in charge of overseeing daily sample extractions, quantitative PCR and digital droplet PCR runs, data analysis, maintenance of PCR robots and inventory of related reagents. The individual will also be responsible for training new lab members in these techniques and answering enquiries from all lab members. The Sr. Laboratory Coordinator is responsible for the organization of all PCR related reagents and all study data. He/she will be expected to bring new techniques to the lab in an effort to keep sample analysis modern and relevant.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Maintains detailed working knowledge of all assigned protocols as they relate to sample preparation and PCR applications.
Maintains electronic or hard copy binder for all samples assessed in each study and accurate data records.
Maintains quality control records.
Reports to the PIs and consults with the Laboratory managers.
Inventory management: monitors supply inventory levels, orders materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures, documents orders upon receipt.
Develops and delivers new lab member training in PCR techniques.
Initiates the process for equipment repair when needed.
Demonstrates highly developed communication and interpersonal skills.
Informs the PI in a timely manner when difficult problems, unusual development or activities occur.
Demonstrates the ability to relate well and work well with all levels of staff.
Demonstrates the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously to meet deadlines
Participates in the development and implementation of lab goals and objectives.
Participates in problem-solving process based in comprehensive analysis of situations while demonstrating the use of a logical, reasoned, factual and systematic approach.
Recognizes limitations and seeks help from appropriate resources when needed.
Maintain and make minor adjustments to equipment, e.g. calibrating, alignment.
Uses various software applications to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports.
Carries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision.
Investigates and brings new PCR related technologies to the lab with the help of the PI.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or a related field and three years related laboratory experience required.
Master's degree, with related graduate research, may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Course work in sciences / health care preferred.
Previous laboratory experience preferred. Some quantitative PCR experience preferred but not essential. Digital droplet PCR experience not required.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, good organizational and time management skills, and work independently with minimal supervision.
Any specific physical requirements for the job:
Work produced is subject to precise measures of quantity and quality
Near vision to see objects clearly within 20 inches
Sharp focus to adjust vision when doing close work that changes in distance from eyes
Full spectrum vision to identify and distinguish color
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
Handling by seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with the hand or hands, but without finger dexterity
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
Occasionally lifting, carrying objects weighing 10 lbs. or less
Occasionally pushing, pulling objects weighing 30 lbs. or less
Ability to move about
Classified Title: Sr. Laboratory Coordinator Working Title: Sr. Laboratory Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: $38,537-$52,989 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M_F, 8:00am - 4:30pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002778-SOM Comp Med Retrovirus Bio Laboratory Personnel area: School of Medicine
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