Associate Lab Director, Biorepository Core w/ Faculty appointment

Mayo Clinic Health System

Rochester, MN, United States

Mayo Clinic Bioservices is a nationally recognized state-of-the-art research organization supporting the collection, processing and storage of all types of biologic samples in support of basic, population, and translational research as well as clinical trial activities. 

 

The Biorepository Core Laboratory (one component of Mayo Clinic BioServices) is a fully automated College of American Pathologists Biorepository accredited laboratory with a staff of over 100 FTE, occupying approximately 100,000 square feet of laboratory and storage space. The lab supports the sample processing needs of the research community by providing: 1) sample accessioning; 2) sample processing (blood, other biologic fluids, cultured cells and tissue); 3) DNA/RNA extraction; 4) preparation and cryopreservation of mononuclear cells; 5) distribution of products (serum, plasma, DNA, RNA, cells, tissue); 6) short and long term storage of products (ambient, -20°C, -80°C, liquid nitrogen), currently with over 10 million samples stored; and finally 7) kit production and distribution for biospecimen collection. The laboratory supports several hundred Mayo Clinic Investigators, a number of research programs (Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center, Center for Individualized Medicine, SPOREs, and Disease Groups) and a growing number of external clients, including the support of several NIH funded programs, such as the All of Us Research Program, National Clinical Trial Network (NCTN) Alliance, and Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS CoV-2 infection (PASC) initiative.

 

Mayo Clinic offers a highly competitive compensation package and exceptional benefits that enable staff to achieve work-life balance. Benefits include top-notch medical care, flexible scheduling, generous vacation time, and professional expense accounts.

 

The Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine (CIM) is recruiting an Associate Lab Director for the Biorepository Core Laboratory. This position is a tenure-track research faculty level position with an academic appointment.

 

This individual will help oversee the day-to-day operations of the Biorepository Core Laboratory. Responsibilities include the following:

    * Models leadership skills, positive attitude, good judgement, team building and respect for others

    * Provides leadership in improving operational and financial performance with effective decision making, planning and implementation

    * Accepts accountability for performance

    * Encourages open discussion of ideas and suggestions

    * Develops both short-term and long-term goals and objectives for the laboratory

    * Proactively works with staff to ensure optimal laboratory operations; oversees implementation of solutions to problems in a timely manner

    * Provides operational and technical guidance to laboratory work units

    * Oversees laboratory protocol development and process improvement, project/grant development and management, mentoring and career development

    * Develops/maintains cutting-edge technological infrastructure

    * Promotes and sets accountability for a fair and open culture and for an engaged workforce

    * Keeps abreast of current activities in the field, evaluating and implementing changes as needed

    * Ensures compliance with all regulatory agencies

    * Broad engagement in institutional initiatives and investigator led research protocols from design level to publication and clinical translation

    * Participates in laboratory management meetings and institutional committees as required

    * Foster collaboration across the organization to provide the best patient outcomes

    * Effective management that will align to Mayo Clinic’s 2030 strategy of identifying new cures for patients, connections through a digital strategy and transformational business models

    * Recruit top tier staff to sustain Mayo Clinic’s vision of being the most trusted partner in healthcare

    * A commitment to multidisciplinary team science, pursuing extramural funding related to Biobanking opportunities, and publishing/dissemination of research findings

 

Credentials of a successful candidate will include a Ph.D., M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. with experience in laboratory management. 

 

Successful candidates must have excellent written/oral communication, organization and leadership skills. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience related to biobanking, molecular biology, clinical laboratory management, as well as hands-on experience in the technologies used in the core laboratory.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

Ensuring the safety and well-being of our patients, visitors, staff, and communities is our deepest commitment at Mayo Clinic. As a condition of employment, Mayo Clinic requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless there is an approved exemption. New hires will be required to have at least one dose of the vaccine prior to starting employment, with a second dose scheduled, or submit proof of previous vaccination.

 

 Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

 

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