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Job Req ID:  17105

Laboratory Coordinator


The Lab Coordinator is responsible for the processing and shipment of samples that come to the lab.  The Laboratory Coordinator will be expected to independently perform accessioning, processing, and shipping duties in a service laboratory.  The Laboratory Coordinator will be required to assist in the multiple departments within SAC as needed.



  • Follows Good Laboratory Practices.
  • Collects, processes, documents, stores and ships patient specimens according to Study Protocol.
  • Helps organize and maintain the freezer inventory.
  • Is responsible for the shipment of day of collection and batched specimens for clinical trials.
  • Keeps track of due dates for batch shipment of specimens.
  • Performs internal transfers of specimens to labs within the Cancer Center.
  • Attends clinical trial start up meetings and provides input for clinical research staff in regards to sample procurement and shipment of processed samples.
  • Maintains specimens processed in the appropriate database and completes appropriate documentation for all specimens processed.
  • Assists in training new laboratory personnel for sample processing and shipment.
  • Troubleshoots specimens that come to lab with missing information.
  • Assist in providing notification to study teams when a specific study’s processing or shipping supply inventories are low and in need of reorder.
  • Assisting in query investigation and resolution.
  • Has the ability to accommodate a fast-paced laboratory schedule.
  • Must have proficiency using Microsoft Office products.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Core Director and/or Core Operations Director/Laboratory Manager.


Equipment, Machine, or Tool Requirements: 

General computer skills, with experience with Microsoft Office.



Minimum Qualifications:



Required:  High School Diploma or GED required.

Preferred:  Bachelor’s degree preferred.



  • Some college coursework in the Biological Sciences. 
  • 1 year experience working in a lab experience. 
  • Experience with shipping specimens and DOT/IATA Dangerous Good Shipping Certification preferred.


Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities / Competencies:

Good oral and written communication skills.


Classified Title: Laboratory Coordinator 
Role/Level/Range: ACRO/2/CD 
Starting Salary Range: $12.31 - $16.93/Hourly
Employee Group: Full-Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m./40 Hours Per Week 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus 
Department Name: Oncology 


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


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During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.


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