The Biospecimen Lab Manager (BLM) reports to, and is directly responsible to, the Assistant Director of the Clinical Trials Unit (CTU), for all biospecimen related clinical research matters fulfilling the mission of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (CFCCC), the University of California Irvine School of Medicine and the overall UC Irvine Health enterprise. The NCI-designated Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (CFCCC) is a campus-wide multidisciplinary matrix organization whose goal is to promote and enhance cancer-relevant research and patient care at UC Irvine. The CFCCC provides research resources to its ~175 members engaged in research and offers multidisciplinary cancer care to its patients. The BLM supervises the day-to-day operations of the CTU Biospecimen Lab and a team of biospecimen coordinators. The BLM is directly responsible for ensuring the team?s adherence to protocols, appropriate management and distribution of workload, ensuring compliance with institutional, industry and federal biospecimen requirements. The BLM is responsible for supervising, administering, and achieving operational goals and objectives for implementation within his/her specific team. The BLM is directly responsible for the management of staff. The supervisory role is composed of staffing, work assignment, implementing the performance management program, leading staff learning and development, leave management and schedules, and all other HR-related functions. The incumbent is responsible for overseeing and providing comprehensive coordination and data management of the biospecimen components of clinical research trials and specimen correlative trials according to current Good Clinical Practices (GCP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), internal standard operating procedures (SOPs) and University policies and procedures. The BLM is responsible for supporting and coordinating protocol specific requirements, research procedures, research chart preparation, data collection and record keeping. Attends clinic to assist the Principal Investigator (PI) with recruitment, screening, consenting, administering questionnaires, answer research patient questions, schedules appointments, etc. Serve as the liaison to sponsors, governing agencies and facilitate transmission of verbal and written communication to national cooperative oncology groups, pharmaceutical companies and other research entities as needed. The incumbent is also responsible for maintaining communication with all elements of a multi-level research network, including attending Disease Oriented Teams (DOTs) meetings, interacting with sponsoring agencies including National Cancer Institute, and compliance and regulatory groups such as the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and sponsor monitors. In addition, this individual must accurately maintain clinical trial information in the clinical trial management system (OnCore) and adhere to institutional policies and external Cancer Center Support Grant guidelines for reporting to the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
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Salary: Monthly $5,091.67 - $7,758.33 Total Hours: 8-5, M-F Career Position. May require coordinating and processing specimens outside of normal business hours. May require travel to satellite sites and Irvine Campus. Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts. Please attach your resume.
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