SUBFUNCTION DEFINITION: To conduct independent and directed scientific studies and research in support of a Principal Investigator's research
Scope: 5+ direct/indirect reports
???Lab Operations Ensure quality in all aspects of the laboratory operation, coordinating and collaborating with leadership regarding all testing and reporting issues. Aid in the selection of appropriate test methodologies, verification of procedures and establishing performance characteristics. Ensure the procedure manuals are current, available and reviewed annually and that all employees are educated and trained on all revisions. Work with principal investigators to design, execute and record laboratory data according to research protocols and modify current procedures through scientific knowledge as appropriate to meet individual study needs.
???People Planning Conduct ongoing evaluation and mentoring of direct reports, including effective, clear, and timely annual performance evaluation. Ensure staff is properly trained to perform job functions. Determine and monitor implementation of continuing education goals of the department and provide educational opportunities for department staff. Ensure departmental and Medical Center initiatives, priorities, standards, and policies are effectively communicated and understood by direct and indirect reports.
???Quality and Safety - Ensure quality in all aspects of the laboratory operation, coordinating and collaborating with leadership regarding all testing and reporting issues. Maintain and evaluate laboratory safety and help the manager/director to develop, implement, monitor, and manage programs, policies and procedures. Regularly evaluate facilities and equipment to identify unsafe conditions and report those safety concerns appropriately. Implement processes to ensure quality and safety. May act as the Authorized user and monitor for the safe utilization of radioactive materials. May ensure that all chemical inventories and personnel safety training is complete and up to date. Review quality metrics and proactively identify solutions. Ensure compliance with all quality and safety requirements.
???Laboratory Research - Develop/design, set-up, implement, verify, and record new assays, procedures and protocols in the laboratory. Maintains accurate and detailed records of all laboratory work and experiments performed. Standardize and establish new published procedures. Evaluate innovative techniques. Maintain optimal protocol and assay accuracy by conducting regular quality and reproducibility checks. Independently reproduce, evaluate, research and improve techniques currently used. Assist in writing and editing scientific reports, papers, journal articles and abstracts. Maintain an integral role in the laboratory's meetings and presentations. Present information on research and laboratory work to others at laboratory meetings, journal clubs and seminars. Aid in the selection of appropriate test methodologies, verification of procedures and establishing performance characteristics. May work with principal investigators to design, execute and record laboratory data according to research protocols and modify current procedures through scientific knowledge as appropriate to meet individual study needs.
???Regulatory Compliance/Accreditation - In partnership with the manager/director ensure the readiness and compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations as appropriate for the assigned laboratory (i.e. CAP/CLIA, GTP/GMP, JCAHO,OSHA). Ensure a continuous state of preparation for all accreditation surveys, audits, etc. and support the operations through, licensures, data output analysis, assay validation, organizing research studies, and QA/QC. May implement all regulatory standards to assure facility commissioning, validation/qualification and certification. May assist in coordination of other accreditation and regulatory activities. Participate in audits and partners with the manager/director to ensure that significant findings are addressed and systems put in place to prevent recurring adverse findings. Stay updated on laws and regulations that might affect policies and procedures and update or implement new practices and procedures as needed. Implements and maintain programs and processes that are effective in identifying problems. May prepare compliances reports and communicate those results to the director. Assure that testing systems are functioning properly.
Required: ???Bachelor's degree in a related field ???3-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline ???Certification/registry may be required for some labs
Unique Skills: The individual selected for this position will be a member of the Cardio Thoracic Surgery lab and will have numerous important responsibilities in the day-to-day operations of our many clinical research studies as well as preclinical studies involving murine, porcine and ovine models. Specific duties in the lab will include conducting experiments, data collection, organization, and ensuring the health and wellbeing of study animals. For these studies, the employee will also conduct analysis of the data, prepare abstracts, presentations, and publication of results. Employee will have additional responsibility of managing the personnel and logistics of the lab and facilitate experiments for all faculty and trainees in the lab.
At Cincinnati Children’s, we come to work with one goal: to make children’s health better. We believe in a team approach, both in caring for patients and their families, and in advancing science and discovery. We strive to do better, and find energy and inspiration in our shared purpose. If you want to be the best you can be, you can do it at Cincinnati Children’s.