Qualifications: Good scientific background including an understanding of clinical research requirements, and methods for specimen collection, accessioning and tracking, transport, storage, and quality control processes for a range of biological specimens is suggested. Knowledge of biobanking Best Practices, including good understanding of CAP, ISBER or similar Biorepository Accreditation regimens is optimal. Previous experience in personnel management required. Experience in development and managing of budgets is also required. Previous training in and working knowledge of human subjects research regulations is desirable, and the ability to handle patient data in compliance with all applicable confidentiality requirements is a must. The biobank manager must have excellent verbal and written communications skills. The individual must be independent, self-motivated, highly organized, and possess excellent interpersonal skills to effectively navigate a matrix organizational structure, and have the ability to build collegial and collaborative working relationships with diverse groups including physicians, scientists, clinical and research support staff, IT staff, and laboratory staff. Skills in the area of critical thinking and complex problem solving, autonomy and decision making are highly desirable. Excellent computer skills including familiarity with commonly used lab information management systems (LIMS/LIS) is a plus.
Roles and responsibilities:
Manage day-to-day biorepository operations
Manage a team of technicians and other personnel responsible for sample receipt, accessioning, internal or external (when required) tracking, processing and fulfillment, to ensure samples are processed in accordance with established protocols and timelines . Be responsible and accountable for team employee engagement, employee retention, and professional development.
Set, maintain, track and communicate all goals and objectives, including individual learning plans, individual/departmental goals, and daily work assignments.
Draft and review laboratory manuals and documentation to ensure accuracy and consistency
Develop and maintain methods/standard operating protocols for collection, transport, storage, and disbursement of specimens, assuring high quality and biological integrity.
Identify and mitigate risks to ensure sample integrity, ensure all service/process failures are identified, investigated, and resolved appropriately.
Develop systems to manage long-term sample storage, retrieval, and audit procedures
Support integration of sample database with company-wide IT systems and databases
Maintain familiarity with databases, reporting, performance indicators, quality metrics; provide timely and accurate data reporting as required to clients, upper management and other stakeholders.
Communicate and collaborate with peers, clients, informatics, business lines, and collaborators on study sampling design, follow study progress, and ensure that goals are being met, and client issues are being identified and resolved in a timely manner.
Proactively manage and drive the resolution of client issues. Promote continuous process improvement.
Forecast upcoming resource needs in the Biobank and develop plans to bring in those resources.
Internal Number: 39582BR
About Inova Health System
Inova is a global leader in personalized health, which leverages precision medicine to predict, prevent and treat disease, enabling individuals to live longer, healthier lives. At Inova, we serve more than two million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond. Inova's mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. At Inova, more than 16,000 employees demonstrate their commitment every day to providing the community with expert, world-class, compassionate patient care.