Biospecimen Research Manager - Center for Translational Cancer Research
ChristianaCare Health System
Location: Newark, Delaware
Internal Number: JR58453
The Biospecimen Research Manager ensures that all operations related to the collection, processing and annotation of research bio-specimens are completed according to CC Standard Operating Procedures; General Laboratory Standards, NCI/Federal standards and industry best practices; ensures collection of bio-specimens from diverse sources to support collaborating clinical, scientific and academic investigators and direct supervision of employees assigned responsibilities for biobank operations. The incumbent will work under the direction of the Medical Director of the Tissue Procurement Center and will report directly to the Director of the CCTR and the Program Manager of Translational Cancer Research.
Collaborates with the Medical Director of the Cancer Center and Director of the CCTCR in the evaluation of programmatic direction and needed infrastructure to support procurement of biospecimens needed to support translational research and ensuring strategic alignment with CC goals and associated quality assurance monitoring to evaluate these goals.
Manages all aspects of day to day bio-banking operations to include screening, recruitment, consenting, collection, processing and shipment following all required state and federal guidelines.
Enforces all policies and procedures in compliance with CC Standard Operation Procedures, Best Practice Guidelines, NCI/Federal standards and CLIA and CAP if required.
Oversees sample data entry, accessioning of samples, labeling samples, and assigning storage locations to samples and tracking clinical trial samples from sample receipt to result reporting to investigator sites and/or external collaborators (and sample return, if applicable)
Requirements: Associate degree in Histology, Medical Technology or a related field required. Bachelor's degree preferred. Three years of experience working in histology and tissue banking required. At least one year of management experience required.
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.