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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Laboratory Coordinator, Genomic Medicine in Houston, Texas

The primary purpose of the Coordinator, Research Laboratory in Genomic Medicine is to work with faculty and Laboratory Manager to coordinate the daily activities in the laboratory and of laboratory personnel.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES* • Maintaining/purchasing common reagents/consumables stocks and organizing lab supplies and equipment.

• Tracks laboratory shipments and samples with required documents at required times.

• Interacts with vendors to guarantee timely delivery of laboratory supplies.

• Drive quality, service and productivity while managing costs, and oversee the continuous improvement in all aspects of the laboratory operations.

• Ensures compliance with all regulatory and safety standards and enforces policies and procedures.

• Is responsible and must be familiar with procedures for handling and storing any dangerous or hazardous materials.

• Ensures proper storage of chemicals and biologic reagents/cells for safety compliance according to state/government regulations.

• Monitors waste collection for labs; ensures proper labeling of waste and coordinates hazardous waste removal

• Responsibility for the safe operation of the lab, interfaces effectively with Environmental Health and Safety.

• Monitor instruments and equipment to ensure timely repairs and annual servicing.

• Assists with maintaining and improving ordering data base.

• Coordinating and attending training with Field Application Specialists.

• Ensures all personnel are trained, and all training is documented according to laboratory standards.

• Serves as the point person for the laboratory with site/building services, and with other MDACC support staff

• Providing cost estimates to collaborators and assisting with project budgets.

• Maintaining the laboratory's service center account.

• Continually explores process improvement and efficient operation opportunities.

• Other duties as assigned.

Ideal candidate will have experience at an MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Laboratory and should have excellent organizational skills with particular ability to prioritize work in an environment with multiple interests. Flexibility, and willingness to take on assignments are essential. Skills in both verbal and written communication.

Onsite Presence: Is Required











Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Occasionally 11-33%

Occasionally 11-33%

Occasionally 11-33%

20-50 lbs.





20-50 lbs.

20-50 lbs.


Attention to detail


Oral Communication

Written Communication


Required: Bachelor's degree.

Preferred: Master's degree.


Required: Five years of experience in scientific, research or clinical laboratory to include three years in a lead/supervisory capacity. With preferred degree, three years of required experience in a lead/supervisory capacity.

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.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 163296

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 64,400

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 80,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 96,600

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Referral Bonus Available?: No

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes

  • Science Jobs: Yes