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UNIV-Biorepository and Tissue Analysis (BTA) Operations Manager

Medical University of South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina

Operations
Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Friday, August 4, 2023
  • R-0000017154
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Unclassified Nonfaculty-University
  • Other
  • Full Time

Job Description Summary

The Biorepository and Tissue Analysis (BTA) Shared Resource (SR) Operations Manager at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Hollings Cancer Center (HCC) is responsible for 1) facility management, 2) judicious allocation of resources, 3) evaluation of staff, staffing needs, and SR performance, 4) operational costs and efficiencies, and 5) instrument repair, upgrades, and service contracts. The position is responsible for day-to-day operations and interfacing with the BTA SR Director, HCC SR Administrative Manager, and HCC Associate Director of Shared Resources to help oversee all aspects of shared resource management (e.g., operations, cost-effectiveness and usage, monitoring user satisfaction, policy development). This position serves as a liaison between clinicians, pathologists, and research investigators and includes coordinating the transfer of biospecimens and any additional relevant clinical information to researchers.

Entity

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC - Univ)

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type​

Research Grant

Cost Center

CC001337 HCC Shared Resources

Pay Rate Type

Salary

Pay Grade

University-00


Pay Range

$0 - $0 - $0

Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

Work Shift

Job Description

JOB DUTIES:

30% Responsibilities involve operational management of the Biorepository and Tissue Analysis Shared Resource, including oversight of day-to-day activities. Specific duties include securing IRB approvals, data mining investigator requests, maintaining SOPs, performing routine quality checks on data, preparing for annual IRB audits, and meeting with investigators to discuss how the Biorepository can assist in ongoing research. Duties also include managing scheduling, billing, record keeping, equipment maintenance, communications, and client satisfaction.

25% Coordinating specimen procurement for investigator-initiated studies and processing specimen requests. This includes interfacing with clinicians, surgeons, pathologists and investigators to manage transfer of human specimens.

25% ​Processes all paraffin block/tissue requests, including pulling storage information, pathology reports, and identifying appropriate blocks to request from the storage warehouse. Following block retrieval, duties include sorting through blocks and collaborating with the Pathology Department for pathology review of pulled blocks and slides. Will also maintain records of investigator projects and communicate with researchers about the specifics of their paraffin tissue request.

15% ​Able to operate and correctly enter patient information into Freezerworks, the Biorepository’s database for biobanking. Can perform queries using this software and generate lists of samples to assist research faculty. Properly files documents and returns signed patient consents to storage cabinet upon data entry.

5% ​Assists in grants and clinical trials studies when applicable. This includes grant writing, participating in grant meetings, and coordinating shipments to investigators.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience:

A Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent with two years postdoctorate experience plus evidence of scholarly activity as demonstrated by at least five first author publications.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Continuous)
Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Continuous)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to work in all cold temperature extremes, i.e. spot coolers. (Frequent)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Continuous)
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous)
Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous)
Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous)
Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lift objects, up to 30 lbs., from floor level to height of 72 inches, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lower objects, up to 30 lbs., from height of 72 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to push/pull objects, up to 50 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to lift and carry objects up to 30 lbs. a distance of five (5) floors and to outlying buildings. (Frequent)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous)
Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Must be ambidextrous.
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous)
Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially and annually.
Ability to work alone in isolated areas, such as darkrooms. (Frequent)

Additional New Requirements:
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid drivers license.
Computer literacy.
Ability to work rotating shifts as required.
Ability to work overtime as required.
Ability to learn and use new processes, tools and equipment as required.

Additional Job Description

Physical Requirements: (Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift) Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work in all cold temperature extremes, i.e. spot coolers. (Frequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift objects, up to 30 lbs., from floor level to height of 72 inches, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lower objects, up to 30 lbs., from height of 72 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 50 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift and carry objects up to 30 lbs. a distance of five (5) floors and to outlying buildings. (Frequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially and annually. Ability to work alone in isolated areas, such as darkrooms. (Frequent) Additional New Requirements: Ability to obtain and maintain a valid drivers license. Computer literacy. Ability to work rotating shifts as required. Ability to work overtime as required. Ability to learn and use new processes, tools and equipment as required.

If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

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