Dignity Health

Biobank Core Facility Manager

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Research - Biobank
Hours / Pay Period
St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center
Standard Hours
Mon-Fri (8-5)


Located in the heart of Phoenix, Ariz., St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 586-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved. St. Joseph’s is a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. It includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, the Norton Thoracic Institute, a campus of Creighton University’s Medical School and the first Level I Trauma Center in Arizona verified by the American College of Surgeons. U.S. News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph’s among the best hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery. For more information please visit our website at https://www.dignityhealth.org/arizona/locations/stjosephs.


The Biobank Manager is responsible for overall program oversight and operations of the Biobank Core Facility and the St. Joseph's Hospital Arizona Public Cord Blood Program. This position plays a key role, hospital-wide, at coordinating, managing, and tracking biospecimen collection. The Biobank Manager should be involved in developing and implementing relevant regulatory, quality, and logistical policies and procedures related to biospecimen management. This role may also include participation in biospecimen or clinical-trial committees such as the Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to hiring, scheduling, performance of staff, program development, evaluation and outcomes, fiscal management, budgeting, strategic planning, partnership/collaboration development, and data collection and reporting. Scope also encompasses all primary and secondary aspects relative to specimen procurement which may include: grant and MTA management (including grant writing), laboratory assay development, implementation and training, outreach, and customer service. It is expected that the Biobank Manager will remain up-to-date on best practices and participate in local and international professional organizations, as suitable.


Minimum of 3 years management experience in healthcare or laboratory environment with previous experience in a biorepository or similar tissue lab. 3-5 years experience with program development in research or similar environment. Previous training in budget development and human subjects research preferred. Must have refined skills in verbal and written communications. Strong ability to build collegial relationships and work effectively with physicians, scientists, staff and donors. Skills in the area of critical thinking, interpersonal communication, problem solving, autonomy and decision making are highly desirable. Strong interpersonal skills to effectively navigate a matrix organizational structure and effectively build and lead cross-functional teams regardless of reporting structure. Participation in grant/funding submissions desirable. Knowledge of biobanking Best Practices and CAP Biorepository Accreditation requirements highly preferred. Excellent computer skills a plus.




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