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Manager, Clinical Biospecimen and Research Core - DLD


Manager, Clinical Biospecimen and Research Core - DLD

  • 531050
  • Medical Center
  • Medicine
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Nov 11 2022
  • Grade 104
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit: n/a
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary: n/a
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $61,500 - $75,000

Position Summary

The Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases seeks a Manager for the Clinical and Biospecimen Research Core (CBRC). The Manager will oversee all operations of the core including day-to day workflow, data management, interaction with other core facilities, financial management, and grants related activities.


  • Review and assess existing and prior IRB-approved protocols and consent forms for eligibility for biospecimen sharing.
  • Oversee development of catalog of biospecimens for shared research use in OpenSpecimen.
  • Process online data requests by investigators to access biospecimens and clinical data for research purposes and ensuring that relevant IRB requirements are met.
  • Organize efficient access to biospecimens through OpenSpecimen.
  • Coordinate the transfer of relevant clinical data for the database participants from the Electronic Health Record (EHR).
  • Coordinate the collection of biospecimens for research purposes, working closely with other core facilities at Columbia.
  • Provide an updated inventory of available biospecimens, which will be posted on the CU-DLDRC website.
  • Assist in managing all aspects of the iLab service request and billing system for the CBRC facility, and prepare regular financial reports.
  • Develop contracts, budgets, monthly billing for users, and manage shared resource finances.
  • Compile an ongoing list of active investigators and projects utilizing CBRC resources, as well as grant funding and publications that arise from this research through online annual productivity reports.
  • Coordinate regular CBRC meetings and schedule meetings with individual investigators and CBRC personnel as needed.
  • Maintain and update information on the CBRC/CU-DLDRC websites.
  • Independently liaise and collaborate with investigators at CUIMC, as well as outside institutions.
  • Perform additional related responsibilities as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of related experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Computer skills with proficiency in MS Office, SAS/STATA, and R, as well as familiarity with Mac and PC platforms

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree
  • Experience in a clinical research setting with knowledge of HIPAA and GCP

Other Requirements

  • Participation in the medical surveillance program
    • Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure
  • Successful completion of applicable compliance and systems training requirements

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