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Job Req ID:  78796

Inventory & Distribution Coordinator

The Department of Genetic Medicine is seeking an Inventory & Distribution Coordinator  who will facilitate the distribution of temperature sensitive and potentially biohazardous bio-products to critical research laboratories. Receive and monitor inventory, ensure quality and integrity of material, and deliver to researchers in an expedited manner, with appropriate document control.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Maintain the integrity of bio-products. Monitor temperatures and storage conditions, and transport in accordance with quality control and document control protocol.
  • Inspect incoming shipments for accuracy, quality, and approved temperature storage.
  • Regularly work with couriers and Johns Hopkins loading dock staff, to ensure consistent and timely arrival of bio-products.
  • Immediately receive, sign, and process against inventory for packages from shipping companies. Cross reference packing slips with shipping manifests to assure accuracy.
  • Distribute bio-products across all Johns Hopkins campuses to faculty and researchers in a timely manner (within 24hrs), under strict quality guidelines and receipt from individual laboratories. Accurately monitor the distribution of products through signature acquisition and inventory tracking procedures.
  • Follow established Department of Transportation and University guidelines for shipping and transporting regulated bio-products and reagents.
  • Maintain the stability and integrity of the inventory items at all times, including temperature monitoring, biosafety storage guidelines, safe chemical handling procedures, individual package stability recommendations, chain of custody monitoring and alarm system accuracy.
  • At regular intervals, monitor storage equipment for quality control and identify and report any deficiencies.
  • Ensure appropriate stocking of inventory, and assist with the quarterly center-wide inventory audit.
  • Respond to inventory monitoring alarm system 24/7.
  • Work directly with many levels of the Johns Hopkins scientific community, faculty, staff and Leadership to ensure seamless research supplies to critical laboratories across the Johns Hopkins scientific community.
  • Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • 1 year related experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some college experience.
  • Customer service background.


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  

  • Ability to learn quickly.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Good communication and problem solving skills.


Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:

  • HIPAA, DOT/IATA Dangerous Goods Shipping, (obtained after employment).
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Microsoft Office, 4D.


Physical Requirements:

  • Able to walk and push a cart.
  • Some lifting of up to 20lbs.
  • Able to sit for long periods of time.


Classified Title: Inventory & Distribution Coordinator
Role/Level/Range: ATO 40/E/03/OD 
Starting Salary Range: $15.41 - $21.21/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Mon- Fri 8:30-5 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: ​​​​​​​School of Medicine Campus 

Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Genetic Resources Core Facility GRCF
Personnel area: School of Medicine


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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