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Cell Services Supervisor - Second Shift

IBX
Piscataway, NJ
  • Posted: April 21, 2022
  • Full-Time
Company Description

As the world's largest university-based biorepository, Infinity BiologiX has been perfecting the science of biobanking, bioprocessing and analytics since 1999. By utilizing a technologically advanced infrastructure and the highest quality biomaterials, IBX scientists work to convert precious biosamples into renewable resources thereby extending research capabilities. IBX understands that research goals and objectives vary from project to project so we give each client individual and customized attention to ensure "best fit" service.As the world's largest university-based biorepository, Infinity BiologiX has been perfecting the science of biobanking, bioprocessing and analytics since 1999. By utilizing a technologically advanced infrastructure and the highest quality biomaterials, IBX scientists work to convert precious biosamples into renewable resources thereby extending research capabilities. IBX understands that research goals and objectives vary from project to project so we give each client individual and customized attention to ensure "best fit" service.

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Manager, Sample Processing Services of IBX. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 2PM - 10:30PM. This position provides managerial, high-level technical/scientific support in the operation of the IBX Cell Laboratory. The responsibilities of the position also include the training and supervision of technical staff and student workers, organizing and overseeing lab operations and new projects that require the implementation of new services, overseeing production and QC of media, working with the IT group to build workflows and database queries and generating weekly reports for upper management,. An important component of the position is high level supervision of daily and weekend processing, including coordinating team efforts and ensuring that weekend staffing meets processing demands

PERFORMANCE GOALS:

• This position works with the Manager and/or director of the Cell Lab to help coordinate in the following areas

o Review reports/data on processes occurring in the lab for clients and other stakeholders

o Help build, validate and implement SOPs for new services

o Has primary responsibility for coordinating the efforts of the Cell Lab team in daily biomaterial processing, reporting to the Director and Manager of the Cell Lab on all operational aspects of management of the lab.

• This position works with the Manager of the Cell Lab to ensure the smooth operation of their team such as
    • Developing and/or implementing processes for recording data resulting in the lab, including cell culture growth, quality control test results, storage recording, and distribution tracking
    • Submitting samples for quality testing and making decisions of resulting quality based on these results
    • Examining chain of custody for samples, quality of reagents used in processing, laboratory conditions and technical performance.
  • Within their own team a supervisor is responsible for

o Prioritizing daily tasks
    • Making decisions about the course of action to be taken in processing a sample

o Resolving routine conflicts and issues
    • Ensuring that staff follow standard operating protocols (SOPs) and maintain accurate data entry procedures in LIMS.

o Ordering supplies and ensuring that stock inventories are maintained for all essential reagents, and overseeing ordering and installation of new equipment as well as ensuring that all equipment is maintained on appropriate schedules.

o Documenting deviations and overseeing event resolutions in the QMS system
    • Work in the lab as necessary to meet daily lab operation expectations in the event of a staffing shortage
    • Troubleshooting processing issues including ones related to poor cell growth and culture contamination
    • Ensuring that the team remains up-to-date on training, including but not limited to SOP training, competency training, regulatory training and safety training


Qualifications

COMPETENCIES:
  • Must be proficient in all aspects of blood processing and cell culture, passaging and cryopreservation.
  • Must be well-organized
  • Ability to conduct and organize laboratory based business enterprise efficiently and expeditiously while maintaining a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

• Works independently with minimal supervision.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Requires a Bachelors or Masters degree in a Life Sciences field with 5 or more years of experience in advanced laboratory operations.
  • Masters degree in a life science is preferred
  • Must have several years experience supervising and managing a high volume complex laboratory of 5 or more individuals that coordinates activities with multiple other divisions and external laboratories.
  • Detailed working knowledge of cell biology and cell culture techniques. This knowledge is essential for training, supervision and evaluating technical staff.


Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

IBX

Address

30 Knightsbridge Road

Piscataway, NJ
08854 USA

Industry

Retail

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