Supervisor, Glassware Facility -Research Administration Office

MD Anderson Houston , TX 77020

Posted 10 months ago

The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

Supervise multiple Glass wash facilities and their respective operations staff. Schedule daily operations and staff to accommodate needs as they arise.

Act as a coverage specialist for all Glass Wash areas. Provide assistance to the research departments within the Institution by attending to their requests, creating and managing new protocols as required, pickup, delivery, cleaning and sterilizing of glass-ware and plastic-ware, liquids and special equipment used by research laboratories within the institution in general and within their assigned areas in specific. Scheduling and documenting preventative maintenance checks on the washers and autoclaves as necessary. Act as a steward and maintain the glassware and media facilities physical inventory and direct compliance to all MDACC safety rules.

Key Functions:

Supervise multiple Glass wash areas

Responsible for the supervision of daily activities at multiple glassware facilities located at the north campus. Or any other locations as the need arise.

Personnel supervision

Supervise the glassware staff located at the assigned facilities. Attend to all HR matters in collaboration with the Asst Director, Research Administration.

Manage daily schedules and coverage needs across the assigned areas. Act as a liaison and a coverage specialist among all glassware facilities at MD Anderson north and south campuses.

Representation of the team

Represent the team and act as a liaison between the Glass wash team and facilities as well as outside vendors. Assist in meeting, price negotiating, repairing and all other aspects of the Glass wash team or as assigned. Act as a customer service specialist and work with customers on a daily basis to ensure all their needs are met and exceeded.

Wash and Sterilize glassware and supplies

Hand and machine washing and drying of laboratory glassware. Wrapping and sterilizing of laboratory glassware ensuring sterile procedures are followed, for supplies and liquid reagents needed by research departments in assigned area.

Operate autoclaves and ovens in a safe and effective manner. Cross-training on all Institutional Glassware Equipment. Assist laboratory personnel in designing autoclave programs that will achieve optimal results.

User Level Equipment Maintenance

Responsible for all daily upkeep- monitoring fluid levels, noting errors, scheduling and documenting service on washers and autoclaves. Responsible for follow up mechanisms to ensure all facilities are running optimally. Responsible for tracking daily, weekly, monthly, semiannual and annual equipment performance test.

Collaboration and Record Keeping

Collaborates with research, medical and nursing staff to ensure that materials needs are met. Collaborates with senior team members in order to maintain accurate daily production and sales logs.

Laboratory pick-up and delivery

Pick-up and delivery of glassware in assigned areas within the institution. Understands the safety implications involved in handling laboratory glassware. Communicates effectively with laboratory personnel concerning SOP for glassware processing.


Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Associate's degree.


Required: Four years of experience in glassware operations, sterile processing or related field to include two years of lead or supervisory experience. With preferred degree, two years of required experience and two years of lead or supervisory experience.

Preferred: Current experience working in the Research Administration office in similar role.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 126022

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 33,200

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 41,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 49,800

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Supervisor, Glassware Facility -Research Administration Office

MD Anderson