Feb 12, 2013 (5 years and 3 months ago)


KCMC/Duke University Collaboration



Research Laboratory Supervisor

P.O. Box 2222

Moshi Ta

Job Title: Research Laboratory Supervisor

Date Prepared/Modified:
March 2008/June 2010
/September 2011

Reports to: Laboratory Director

Position Summary:

Oversees the operations and staff in hematology, chemistry
, immunology,

microbiology and mol
ecular laboratory sections to support research
activities of the KCMC/Duke University Collaboration

Required Education/Experience:

Baccalaureate degree in biological science.

Baccalaureate degree in clinical laboratory sciences preferred.

Masters degree

Laboratory management experience preferred

Required Credentials/Certificates:

Registered Medical Technologist preferred.

Job Relationships/Contacts Internal:

Executive Director, KCMC

Laboratory Director

Research Principal Investigators

ratory Technical staff

Project Study Coordinators

Project Clinical Officers

Project Clerical Assistants

Job Relationships/Contacts External:

Technical/service representatives

Local servicepersons and instrument technicians

Supply providers

Job Duty

Critical Behaviors

Initiates and maintains positive relationships with
personnel, customers and co

Smiles and is friendly.

Respects others and their opinions.

Is cooperative and non

Demonstrates professional dress and demeano

Shares information and knowledge.

Gives feedback to promote service excellence.

Takes responsibility for self development and
supports a learning environment.

Accepts feedback as an opportunity for growth.

Accepts responsibility for actions.

Applies kn
owledge gained from education to activities in the workplace.

Is receptive to new/different ideas.

Supports and accommodates research activities.

Takes advantage of opportunities to broaden knowledge

Adheres to Duke University, Biotechnology and
KCMC poli

Maintains excellent attendance record and is productive during working hours.

Follows and promotes adherence to safety rules.

Completes required ethics and safety training.

Maintains patient confidentiality.

Secures research data according to sponsor

Maintains general laboratory equipment

Reviews routine maintenance, cleaning, temperature documentation monthly to assure

Arranges for routine and emergency maintenance by trained technical representatives
when required.

Assures pip
etting devices are validated 4x per year and properly labeled.

Calibrates balances once per year using standard weights and reviews documentation
for compliance.

Monitors refrigerators and storage areas to assure proper reagent storage, labeling and
sal of expired materials.

Organizes installation of new equipment and attends training.

Creates SOPs for instrument operation and maintenance and reviews annually

Maintains laboratory supplies and reagents

Monitors inventory of general laboratory reagents

and consumables to assure
consistent and unexpired supply.

Orders laboratory reagents and consumables.

Monitors reagent storage

Compare costs and evaluate quality and suitability of supplies from vendors

Corresponds and meet with vendors; obtain quotatio

Maintains records on purchase price information on both open market and contract
purchase and revises as conditions changes for control of lab costs

Supervises testing activities

Monitors test results and reports for accuracy, completeness, and proper

Organizes policies, operating procedures, SOPs, report and data and forms for new

Reviews SOPs annually.

Supervises lab personnel

Participates in the interviewing and selection of technician and support staff.

Maintains pe
rsonnel file with required documents (signed and dated (within past year)
CV, copies of certificates, GCLP training records, IRB module training, job
description, training records, competency test records.)

Organizes staff schedules and testing assignments

to meet patient and customer needs.

Evaluates employee performance once per year.

Assesses and documents technician competency.

Trains personnel to develop/improve skills and understanding of basic theories.

Keeps employees informed of changes, new proce
dures, policies through regular group
or personal meetings with individuals.

Oversees Quality Control procedures and Quality
Assurance activities.

Reviews QC records monthly.

Assures corrective action is taken for unacceptable QC results and properly

Assures internal and external QA is adequate and appropriate for testing performed.

Assures external QA testing occurs in conjunction with patient testing.

Reports external QA results by deadline.

Reviews external QA results, initiates and reports

corrective action for unacceptable

Collaborates with Duke Research and Biotechnology
Management staff to implement new projects,
achieve goals, improve service, quality, cost
effectiveness.and space utilization

Attends Research meetings and pr
oject calls.

Attends and actively participates in BL Users, Administrative and staff meetings.

Assists with planning, organization and utilization of laboratory space and staff.

Assists with development and maintenance of financial sustainability.

tes ideas for process improvements.

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