Laboratory Coordinator, Senior (Multiple Positions) (Phoenix, AZ)

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Position Information

Title Laboratory Coordinator, Senior (Multiple Positions) (Phoenix, AZ)
Department Senior VP Health Sciences (6801)
Location Greater Phoenix Area
Position Summary

The University of Arizona Health Sciences is hiring for a Laboratory Coordinator, Senior, who will oversee and coordinate the laboratory spaces for procuring and processing biospecimens for the All of Us Research Program at one or more Greater Phoenix sites under the direction of Associate Site Director(s). He or she will ensure that operations are set up and functioning properly in terms of equipment installation, calibration, training and usage. He or she will develop and recommend new standardized operating procedures for local use, train on implementation of new national SOPs from the sponsor, and ensure the highest possible quality control and adherence to protocol for all sites in his or her overview. On a day-to-day basis, the Laboratory Coordinator, Senior will be responsible for collecting, logging, processing and shipping biospecimens including blood, urine, and saliva to the national biobank using standardized protocols and consumables and couriers assigned and adhering to quality controls.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Plans and supervises the set up or sets up laboratory experiments including assembling equipment, selecting and/or preparing reagents and solutions; supervises the disassembling or disassembles laboratory experiments.
  • Supervises, schedules and trains colleagues for the laboratories; answers questions concerning experiments and trains on equipment usage.
  • Develops and implements schedule of processing.
  • Plans and monitors an annual budget for laboratory.
  • Develops, tests, modifies and/or recommends techniques to modifications to better meet objectives.
  • Inventories, requisitions and restocks supplies for the laboratories.
  • Contacts appropriate party to perform electronic and mechanical repairs and calibrations on equipment.
  • Recommends new equipment for the laboratories.
  • Compiles statistics such as laboratory utilization figures.
  • Monitors projects with regard to progress and cost.
  • Utilizes microcomputer programs to computerize laboratory records and for use in laboratory work.
  • Coordinates audiovisual, computer and tutorial facilities and materials.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge of computerized or automated systems.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of laboratory operation.
  • Skill in supervising and coordinating the work of others.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with others.
Minimum Qualifications

Please see Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications below.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related laboratory experience; OR, bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three years related laboratory experience; OR, seven years of related laboratory experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience collecting and processing biospecimens, including blood, urine, and saliva, according to strict protocol instructions, SOPs, and ensure adherence to timelines and high quality control.
  • Experience with laboratory budgets.
  • Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practice Training (e.g., CITI online program), CLIA, and other applicable regulations.
  • Ability to follow strict protocols and standard operating procedures.
  • Significant attention to detail for data entry.
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team, resolving issues with a positive outcome.
  • High level of integrity, ethics and professionalism.
  • Phlebotomy training and/or certification.
  • Strong communication and computer skills.
  • Ability to work weekend or evening hours with advance scheduling notice.
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $29,443-$39,302 Annually, Depending on Experience
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24614
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

College of Medicine-Phoenix
Office of Human Resources

Open Date 02/19/2018
Review Start Date 02/28/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.

Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

References: Please list 3 professional references including address, title, phone and email address.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Master's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related laboratory experience; OR, bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three years related laboratory experience; OR, seven years of related laboratory experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents