Research Laboratory Supervisor

Boston Children's Hospital
Job Location
Boston, MA
Job Description

The Boston Children’s Hospital Biobank is an institutional core laboratory.  We  provide the research community with a comprehensive repository of clinically annotated human biological materials for research and offer high-quality specimen processing, management, and storage services.

The Biobank is a fast-paced facility experiencing rapid growth, requiring a Research Laboratory Supervisor who exhibits strong leadership, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, with an ability to analyze complex issues and make sound decisions in a timely manner.  Candidate must respond to and lead change, adapting quickly to evolving circumstances, and communicate team goals, priorities, and issues effectively to staff and management.  This is a hands-on role responsible for the day-to-day supervision and oversight of the laboratory operations and services.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Train and supervise staff, including providing continuing education

  • Create and maintain laboratory documentation including standard operating procedures, equipment maintenance logs, specimen shipment receipts, etc.

  • Manage laboratory inventory and equipment, including validation and implementation of automation

  • Monitor laboratory services for accuracy, efficiency, and adherence to deadlines

  • Work with management and staff to develop and implement quality assurance program and ensure compliance

  • Provide knowledgeable and courteous customer support

  • Lead continuous improvement, process optimization, development, and implementation projects for advancement and scale-up of services and throughput

  • Ensure compliance with governmental and hospital regulations

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience supervising staff in a clinical or research laboratory settings with demonstrated success in leading team members to reach goals and objectives

  • High degree of problem solving and decision making skills

  • Detail-oriented with proficient organizational, writing, and record-keeping skills

  • Efficient time management skills and the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities

  • Able to meet high performance standards with regard to work quality and quantity

  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with staff and customers

  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience with Laboratory Information Management Systems

  • Competency in the use of laboratory equipment and automation

  • Experience in process improvement

  • Preferred - Strong background in molecular biology and/or biobanking

  • Preferred - Experience with core facility operations and management

  • Preferred - Familiar with CAP accreditation programs and requirements

  • Preferred - Practical and hands-on experience in Quality Management Systems

About Our Organization

Boston Children’s Hospital is the #1 children's hospital in the nation for 2014-2015, according to U.S. News & World Report and home to the world's largest research enterprise based at a pediatric hospital.  We have more than 1,100 scientists and a record $225 million in annual funding, including more federal funding than any other pediatric facility.

At Boston Children's Hospital, everything that we do is tied to our mission. No matter your role at the hospital we are all working Until Every Child Is Well. By creating innovative solutions and collaborating across the institution we are all working to provide the highest quality of care, be on the frontier of research, ensure continuing victories in pediatric medicine and build a healthy community around us.

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