Laboratory Coordinator

Maryland, United States
$16.09 - $22.12
10 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRO/2/CD
Salary: $16.09 - $22.12
Status:  Full-Tiime
Department:  Oncology
Work Schedule/Hours:  Monday-Friday/8:30-5p/40 hours
Location: East Baltimore 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The Department of Oncology is seeking a Laboratory Coordinator to be responsible for receiving and preparing clinical trial sample collection kits and transporting them to the Research Phlebotomy department and the BioSpecimen Repository Core (SAC).  The coordinator will be expected to independently perform receiving, preparation, and delivery duties. Assists with tracking upcoming research subject visits and the required kits for each visit.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Understands and uses the electronic inventory/barcode system to log received kits and supplies
  • Prepares sample collection kits and completes requisition forms for subject visits
  • Helps organize and maintain the kit inventory, including removing expired kits 
  • Helps keep track of upcoming research subject visits and required kits for each visit
  • Communicates with study teams regarding inventory levels and subject visit scheduling
  • Assists in training new personnel for kit receiving and preparation
  • Troubleshoots kits with missing or damaged supplies
  • References and understands laboratory manuals and protocols for clarification when needed
  • Must have proficiency using Microsoft Office products.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Operations Director.

Scope of Responsibility:

  • Knows the informal policies, procedures and practices necessary to conduct the normal function of a specific section, unit, or work area.
  • Is aware of the role of the position and its potential impact on the working unit.

Decision Making:

  • Carries out duties and responsibilities with minimal supervision.
  • Makes decisions and establishes work priorities on procedure-oriented operations.


High School Diploma or GED with some science coursework and a minimum of one year related laboratory experience required.


Bachelor’s degree preferred

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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