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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Laboratory Manager, Pediatric Hematology in Nashville, Tennessee

Laboratory Manager, Pediatric Hematology - 2108939

Job : Research

Primary Location : TN-Nashville-Preston Cancer Research Building

Organization : Pediatric Hematology 104598

Shift: : First Shift



This position is with the Pediatric Department's Division of Hematology/Oncology. Under general supervision, this person will provide support for the Primary Investigator’s two externally funded research grants; investigate, gather, assess and clarify data; organize and supervise distribution of information; coordinate general laboratory maintenance and inventory control.

· Position Shift: Day Shift/ Exempt Position


  • Develop work goals for the laboratory consistent with institutional and departmental goals and policy

  • May prepare laboratory work schedules.

  • Plan to achieve goals or establish priorities

  • Initiate changes or develop new policies, procedures and/or methods

  • Help laboratory to understand, share, and support the vision

  • Ensure the most effective operation of the laboratory

  • Develop laboratory guidelines

  • Maintain procedures manual

  • Evaluate new reagents and equipment.

  • Perform administrative duties

  • Supervise the production of routine to complex work of the laboratory

  • Perform test experiment procedures relating to laboratory activities.

  • Ensure financial resources are utilized effectively

  • Indirect budgetary responsibility depending on laboratory, may prepare the budget for approval by administration and monitor expenditures against the budget.

  • Anticipate the laboratory needs and order supplies

  • Ensure a safe, satisfying and enriching environment for employees

  • Supervise technical staff, technologists, students and laboratory activities

  • Coordinate, assign and review work of others as it relates to laboratory activity

  • Maintain personnel records and/or time sheets

  • Monitor payroll reports for overtime, sick time and vacation usage

  • Assure the development of people through orientation and training programs and through work experiences

  • Conduct performance reviews where applicable and ensure all other performance reviews are conducted in a timely manner

  • Counsel employees with regard to disciplinary actions taken in response to violations of institutional policies or contractual provisions

  • Initiate and/or recommend personnel actions, i.e., hiring, termination, etc..

  • Conduct or originate staff meetings to develop resolutions to problems

  • Evaluate quality assurance standards, programs and procedures within the unit/laboratory

  • Ensure effective instrument/equipment use and quality control of laboratory

  • Ensure accuracy and reliability of tests/experiments.

  • Assist in Research and Development:

  • Develop new and modify existing methodology/protocols.

  • Perform, interpret and evaluate research

  • Assemble and compile research data for presentation and/or publication

  • Assist in collaborative efforts with other institutions and/or industry

  • Serve as resource to others concerning technical problems/procedures

  • Consult with students, faculty, fellows, technicians technologists, physicians and/or clinicians about unusual and/or difficult technical problems

  • Assist in performing and interpreting technical studies

  • Serve as consultant on technical problems.

  • Instruct departmental personnel and laboratory users on technical procedures

  • May prepare and present lectures or laboratory exercises; and coordinate guest lecturers

  • May evaluate and test students.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 5 years experience

Department Summary:

Since its inception as a clinic in 1969 and a division in 1975, we have been dedicated to excellence in patient care, research and education in pediatric hematology and oncology. Our mission is to improve the lives of children with blood disorders and cancer, advance discovery through research, and train the leaders of the future. Pediatric hematology/oncology is a diverse field which includes many areas, including but not limited to:

  • Leukemia and lymphoma

  • Solid organ cancers

  • Brain and spinal tumors

  • Bone and soft tissue sarcomas

  • Retinoblastoma

  • Cancer survivorship

  • Immunodeficiency

  • Non-malignant hematology

  • Hemostasis and thrombosis

  • Sickle cell disease and thalassemia

  • Bone marrow failure

  • Vascular malformations

Across the many diseases within hematology and oncology, we provide state-of-the art clinical care and access to cutting edge therapies and clinical trials. Our faculty include nationally and internationally recognized leaders in the field. We are the only pediatric hematology/oncology program in the state of Tennessee with a unique combination of clinical programs in both hematology and oncology and access to all pediatric subspecialties all within our medical center. Our clinical care is supported by a multi-specialty, multidisciplinary specialty team of physicians, nurses, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers, nutritionists, child life specialists and others who all work together to provide evidence-based family-centered care.

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· US News & World Report: #1 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children’s Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.

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· The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children’s hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.

· American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows

· Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.

· National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement

· Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6 th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.


Basic Qualifications

  • Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands: Movement

  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Crawling:Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.

  • Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands. Sensory

  • Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.

  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information. Environmental Conditions

  • Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.

  • Occasional: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.

  • Occasional: Radiation: May be exposed to occupational radiation, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Radiation Safety Program which includes training, use of personal protective equipment with lead shielding, and personal dose monitoring.

  • Occasional: Climate: Ability to withstand exposure to atmospheric extremes including heat, cold, humidity, and barometric pressure changes.

Req ID: 2108939

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