GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
Receiving general direction from the Medical Director of the Neurological Clinical Research Institute (NCRI), the Biorepository Manager is responsible for overall program oversight and operations of the NCRI biorepository, which serves the Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS). This position plays a key role, in coordinating, managing, and tracking biospecimen collection. The Biorepository Manager should be involved in developing and implementing relevant regulatory, quality, and operational policies and procedures related to biospecimen management including supervision of staff activities and inventory management. Drawing on a broad understanding of Hospital practices and policies and displaying a high degree of initiative and independent judgment, the Biorepository Manager will continually assess and direct a wide range of programmatic issues.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for executing, on a daily basis, the procedural, managerial and policy decisions for the NCRI Biorepository
Participates in all decisions made regarding laboratory procedures and identifies modifications of existing policies and procedures.
Coordinates all project activities related to the laboratory and undertakes quality assurance programs.
Participates in biospecimen or clinical-trial committees such as the Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
Responsible for regular and ad hoc reporting on sample inventory and activities of the Biorepository
Participates in and supports the processes related to hiring and performance of biorepository staff
Responsible for Biorepository program development, fiscal management & budgeting (with Grants administrator)
Participates in cost containment measures to manage the lab efficiently.
Participates in strategic planning, partnership/collaboration development, and data collection and reporting
Maintains up-to-date best practices and participates in local and international professional organizations, as suitable
Maintains knowledge of regulatory environment governing biorepository acquisition and distribution
Manages laboratory space, equipment ordering and maintenance requirements
Coordinates resources with staff and other departments to facilitate internal and external research collaborations
Provides customer service and monitors customer satisfaction with both MGH and non-MGH PI's that utilize the biorepository.
Complies with all required and requested reporting of progress, activities, and impact metrics
Role models behavior to promote team-work and professional staff interactions
Indirect: Responsible for training and supervising CRC's on biorepository best practices.
Work is performed in an office/lab environment with minimal off-site travel.
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
Strong analytic and quantitative skills
Very good organizational skills
Ability to mentor and supervise staff effectively
Effective presentation skills for conveying data and information to physician and administrative staff
Ability to take initiative and solve problems and make decisions quickly and independently
Ability to work well independently and in a team
Very strong interpersonal skills, including both verbal and written communication
Required: Minimum of 3 years management experience in healthcare or laboratory environment with previous experience in a biorepository or similar tissue lab.