Biorepository Supervisor

Organization
Miami Cancer Institute
Job Location
8900 N Kendall Dr.
Miami, FL 33176
Job Description

Overall description


The successful candidate for this position will oversee the routine collection of a comprehensive set of biological specimens, pathological, clinical and molecular data from patients consented to the Miami Cancer Institute Biorepository. He/She will also facilitate biospecimen management for translational cancer research and investigator initiated clinical trials. Reporting to the Director, Protocol Support Laboratory and Biospecimen Repository Facility, the incumbent will work closely with the Laboratory Supervisor to facilitate centralized operations. Other working relationships include colleagues from the Pathology and Surgical Department.  
 
Job Duties
 
Establish collaborations with the Departments of Pathology and Surgery to articulate and implement the Miami Cancer Institute Biorepository Operational Plan.
 
Coordinate the Biorepository Training Program and monitor training of clinical personnel in aspects related to patient identification and consent. Track compliance rates and efficacy of the program.
 
Access scheduling system and electronic medical records to identify patients undergoing procedures to remove cancer tissues in order to ensure tissue and blood can be collected for the Biorepository.
 
Organize labeling system and assign physical storage of all biospecimens. Enter location information into Laboratory Tracking Systems.
 
Document pre-analytical variables and clinically annotate the biospecimens. Review electronic medical records for primary and follow-up/outcome data collection and documentation. Complete fields in Laboratory Tracking Systems.
 
Manage the Tissue Access Committee. Receives and triage sample requests, prepare Committee meetings, manage Material Transfer Agreement and distribute samples upon IRB approval following Standard Operating Procedures and Laboratory Manual instructions.
 
Prepare monthly Quality Assurance reports for defined performance indicators. Investigate the source and nature of activities with low performance and makes appropriate recommendations as to course of action based on test theory and professional experience. Assists the Director, and Supervisor in assuring compliance with governmental, accreditation, and hospital standards.
 
Prepare and disseminate promotion of the Biorepository to current and potential customers through presentations, publications, newsletters, and websites, in collaboration with other research entities both internal and external to the organization.
 
Oversee Biorepository staff responsible for transporting tissue and blood from the surgical rooms/clinics to Pathology and Laboratory. Engage them to analyze main challenges and identify creative solutions. Grows and develop others by understanding their strengths and weakness, provide meaningful and timely coaching to encourage performance.
 
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies.
 
Cross-trained to perform biospecimen processing activities such as centrifugation, pipetting, aliquoting, freezing, shipments.

Requirements

Bachelor Degree with a minimum of 2 years of experience with Biobanking related activities
 
Self-motivated and driven individual who has demonstrated success working in a fast-paced, dynamic and cross-functional environment. Strong project management skills including the ability to research units and teams dynamics and propose workflows based on all available information. Strong teamwork, leadership, organization and communication skills. Able to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality. Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner. Maintain professional, friendly and courteous communications with all audiences.

About Our Organization

Slated for completion in 2016, Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida will house all of our cancer services under one roof. The facility will offer 305,000-square-feet of clinical services and cutting-edge technology. A 140,000-square-foot research facility will provide access to clinical trials and ground-breaking treatments. Designed with patient comfort and convenience in mind, the Cancer Institute will offer diagnosis, treatment, research trials and follow-up care at one state-of-the-art location.

A milestone for Miami, the $430 million facility will be the first in South Florida – and one of the few in the nation – to offer proton therapy. This innovative treatment targets cancer cells with pinpoint precision, avoiding healthy tissue. For the first time, patients in South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean will have convenient access to proton therapy.

It will also encompass Baptist Health Breast Center and pediatric cancer services. To streamline cancer care, Miami Cancer Institute will connect with Baptist Hospital’s new inpatient floor designed especially for cancer patients.

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