The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Center for International Health, Education (CIHEB) and Biosecurity , headquartered at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Institute of Human Virology (IHV) is currently comprised of a global team of more than 500 personnel in Baltimore and across sub-Saharan Africa.
The Research Manager-Laboratory will be responsible for all aspects of overseeing and managing the Laboratory portion of the Population Based Household HIV surveys (PHIA) conducted in sub-Saharan Africa including supply chain, QA/QC and interface with CDC laboratory branch. This position also provides supervisory direction to country-based biorepository and QA/QC for the PEPFAR HIV clinical laboratory program.
UMB offers a generous benefits package, which includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Support the development of a PHIA laboratory and supply chain strategy that is aligned with the overall PHIA vision and strategy and takes into consideration the conditions that are unique to each country.
Support the commodities planning process and participate in forecast development and reviews.
Lead the development of relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) and ensure that they are followed and periodically reviewed.
Plans and coordinates daily activities of the lHVN H3 Africa Biorepository (1-HAB) meeting regularly with the PI
Trains, schedules, and supervise biorepository staff and IHVN QA/QC unit
Plans data management and reports for the Pl and quality and oversees the preparation of proficiency reports for IHVN supported sites .
Creates manuscripts, presentations, and reports
Managing freezerworks inventory for CIHEB
Support the budgeting process and grant writing
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry or field of study related to the research of the laboratory. Masters preferred.
Experience: Six (6) years of experience working in a research laboratory setting that include four (4) years in the relevant research. specialization. Freezerworks experience preferred.
Supervisory Experience: Two (2) years of direct supervision or responsibility for training, work coordination, and monitoring the work of others.
Other: May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation.
May include working in biohazardous/select agents and/or in Biosafety Level-3 Laboratories (ABSL-3) which require successful completion of Department of Justice security clearance for work with Select Agents and Toxins, as required by Federal regulation.
Knowledge and Skills:
Strong analytical and organizational skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint).
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E3327F
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Medicine - Institute of Human Virology
Job Posting: Oct 7, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Internal Number: 159021
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.