Director of Biorepository - 121557
#121557 Director of BiorepositoryInitial Review Date: Thu 3/16/2023
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The Director of Biorepository directs the day-to-day operations regarding the human research protocols. Under minimal supervision, the Director of Biorepository will oversee the laboratory biorepository for a research team studying myeloproliferative neoplasms, leukemias, and cancer stem cells. The incumbent will consent patients to the research protocol and manage all related processes for IRB approvals, renewals, and other regulatory requirements. The incumbent will also be responsible for educating the staff on all issues related to biospecimen resource management and operations. The incumbent will supervise the development and execution of multi-disciplinary research projects or instructional and experiment design. The incumbent will also lead the biorepository team in processing the samples and following UCSD approved policies and procedures and maintain files and records for potential future audits.
Six (6) years of related experience, education/training, OR an Bachelor’s degree in related area plus two (2) years of related experience/training.
Focus of knowledge and skills dependent on area of specialty (laboratory research or instructional / experimental design). Advanced and highly specific knowledge and expertise associated with conducting and reporting on scientific research experiments and findings.
Advanced knowledge of a limited variety of specialized laboratory equipment.
Ability to conduct and report on scientific experiments and findings.
Knowledge of necessary lab safety procedures and requirements, as well as chemical disposal guidelines.
Advanced knowledge of research discipline or instructional design to collaborate effectively with faculty and function as a resource to research and instructional associates.
Experience reviewing clinical protocols to propose formal consent from patients for blood, bone marrow or BM aspirate sample donation. Experience working in a clinical setting.
Strong leadership skills associated with planning work assignments, establishing priorities and scheduling instructional space.
Knowledge of data acquisition and analysis techniques.
Effective interpersonal communication skills to effectively supervise staff.
Experience working in and maintaining a sterile environment.
- Knowledge of UCSD Environmental Health and Safety requirements including the ability to write with correct syntax and grammar and to clearly communicate ideas and protocols in writing to EH&S.
- Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
- Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
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Annual Full Pay Range: $53,600 - $111,600 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)
Hourly Equivalent: $25.67 - $53.45
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Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).
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