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MD Anderson Cancer Center Donor Operations Laboratory Supervisor in Houston, Texas

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The ideal candidate will have previous donor operations experience and be ASCP certified.

The section of Donor Operations provides collection and manufacturing services for allogenic blood donors for whole blood, plateletpheresis, granulocytes, and MNCs; as well as custom clinical collections for autologous and therapeutic blood components.

We collect approximately 30,000 units of blood per year through our mobile operations and fixed site collection activities. We host approximately 500 collection drives throughout the greater Houston area. We also have three fixed sites in the Texas Medical Center area, which makes donating convenient. MD Anderson employees are a critical resource for our collections. We have over 2,500 dedicated employee donors, which is more than double the national average of donor participation.


Supervises assigned technologists and technicians

  • Ensures all personnel are trained

  • Ensures competency assessments are completed according to guidelines

  • Monitors progress of technologists through the Professional Development Model

  • Coaches and counsels and writes performance evaluations for assigned employees

  • May assist with staffing/scheduling

Ensures laboratory meets quality and productivity standards

  • Ensures adequate quality control methods are implemented according to standard and addresses quality control issues

  • Is a subject matter expert

  • Ensures supplies and equipment are ordered and maintained to meet laboratory needs

  • Assists with data base testing and recommends modification to the database

  • Ensures productivity is sufficient to meet time constraints established for current procedures and processes

  • Continually explores process improvement and efficient operation opportunities

  • Perform clinical lab assays, tests, and procedures as appropriate

  • Coordinate new test/protocol development and oversee the development and maintenance of new policies and procedure documents

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

Manages customer service interactions and relationships with diplomacy and professionalism.

Other duties as assigned

Bachelor's degree in a related science field. Eight years of experience in a clinical laboratory to include four years of laboratory compliance and three years of lead or supervisory experience. Depending on the laboratory, American Society of Clinical Pathologist (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) -OR- Certified Histocompatibility Technologist (CHT) by the American Society for Histocompatabiilty & Immunogenetics (ASHI). 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: 139259

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 79,600

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 99,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 119,400

  • Science Jobs: No

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