MD Anderson Cancer Center Program Director - Institutional Tissue Bank in Houston, Texas

Program Director - Institutional Tissue Bank

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Managerial/Professional at

Pathology/Lab Medicine - Resch 900042

Requisition #: 117179


The primary purpose of this position is to provide strategic planning and management of the Institutional Tissue Bank. Impacts the efficiency, effectiveness and regulatory compliance of the Institutional Tissue Bank and clinical research programs. The Program Director, Institutional Tissue Bank will report to the faculty director and co-director of the ITB at the Departments of Translational Molecular Pathology and Pathology, Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


Manage the Institutional Tissue Bank (ITB)

•Develop, implement and maintain standard practices, operating procedures and policies to ensure compliance with institutional and regulatory requirements of the ITB under the oversight of the Departments of Pathology and Translational Molecular Pathology

•Ensure collection, processing of distribution of high quality specimens following the NCI Best Practices for Biospecimens Resources.

•Develop a quality assessment (QA) and quality control program (QC) for the ITB.

•Manage all ITB personnel and assist on managing the ITB funding accounts and other budgetary issues.

•Report ITB activities as needed, and oversee the ITB component of the Cancer Center Supportive Grant (CCSG).

•Assist investigators in the planning and execution of research projects that involve biospecimen.

•Ensure adherence to the regulations to maintain the ITB CLIA accreditation and obtain and maintain CAP accreditation.

Strategic Objective and Protocol/IRB Assistance

•Participates in development of short and long-term goals that align with the institution's strategic objectives and assists research teams in protocol development to ensure proper specimen-related planning and compliance, including compliance with Institutional Review Board and federal regulations.

•Assist to the Distribution Data and Biospecimen Access Committee (DBAC) to better assess distribution of data and specimens of samples collected under the institutional front door consent.


•Manages and evaluates productivity, performance, training and development needs of staff and prepares and administers budget; establishes collaborative relationships with leadership and laboratory staff to ensure advancement of goals.

Other duties as assigned

Bachelor's degree in Science. Five years experience in human specimen acquisition to include three years of supervisory/management experience in a laboratory. It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.