Twin Cities Orthopedics is hiring a Bioengineering Lab Program Coordinator for our new Bioskills Laboratory. 

The Bioengineering Lab Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating activities in the Eagan Bioengineering and Bioskills lab by procuring materials, services, specimens, and facilities necessary for science instruction. They ensure compliance with safety rules and federal and state regulations to provide a safe operation. They will support, conduct and manage independent research in accordance with federal, Institutional Review Board (IRB) and organizational guidelines.  They will support TCO physicians, TCO fellow(s), TCO research and international fellows, and outside vendors with quality, research and educational activities.

Twin Cities Orthopedics is an operating division of Infinite Health Collaborative (i-Health).

Essential Functions:

  • -Work requires knowledge of science instruction, as well as excellent communication and administrative skills to plan lab activities, maintain current materials, schedule coverage, problem solve and coordinate the day-to-day operations of the Eagan Bioskills lab.
  • -Provides technical expertise to researchers, faculty, staff, and/or students and responds to technical questions; teaches, trains, and demonstrates laboratory/research protocols and methods, proper use of equipment and machinery, and appropriate safety procedures.
  • -Designs, builds, tests, installs, and/or maintains complex, technical, laboratory equipment and systems, which may include lasers, fabrication technology, robotics, materials test systems, and/or other related equipment, as required.
  • -Develops quality standards and programs; monitors and maintains quality of laboratory operations and performance of laboratory staff in compliance with accreditation standards, safety and environmental regulations, and other applicable requirements.
  • -Ensures laboratory safety and verifies that all laboratory participants have completed applicable safety training; monitors activities to ensure compliance to established safety standards and executes appropriate interventions when necessary.
  • -Maintains and/or oversees maintenance and testing of equipment and instruments to ensure accuracy, efficiency, and safety of performance.
  • -Maintains supplies and equipment inventories; orders supplies and equipment for the laboratory.
  • -Assists with ordering, proper utilization, and disposal of cadaveric joints as needed for the bioskills and research lab
  • -Could assist in the annual budget planning process and regularly monitors expenditures.
  • -May design and coordinate the planning and performance of complex laboratory experiments, ensuring adherence to protocols and safety regulations; oversees troubleshooting and correction of experimental errors.
  • -May provide and/or oversee the provision of technical services to various constituencies; collects and logs service fees, according to appropriate departmental procedures.
  • -Maintains currency of knowledge with respect to relevant state-of-the-art digital technologies, equipment, machinery and/or systems.
  • -Responds to all inquiries relative to the department's research and fellowship program.
  • -Perform a wide variety of administrative duties to ensure proper functioning of the lab.
  • -Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. --Work is closely managed.
  • -Provides support in the selection and implementation of research studies.
  • -Maintains data integrity and comprehensive data definitions.
  • -Provides support in the selection and implementation of research studies
  • -Data collection and data entry
  • -Interact with and occasionally directly supervise research interns, visiting scholars and international visiting faculty
  • -Write results of work in the form of manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications
  • -Present results of work in the form of abstracts, and oral or poster presentations
  • -Support faculty physicians and fellows with Educational activities for regional, national and international meetings
  • -Collaborates with other team members to deliver solid, effective solutions.
  • -Occasionally participate in community functions relating to Research outreach events throughout the year.
  • -Occasionally participate in community functions relating to The Bone and Joint Center outreach events throughout the year.
  • Any and all other duties as assigned

 

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • -Bachelor’s Degree in Health Services, Research of other scientific related field
  • -Advanced knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft Office Software required
  • 1- year of experience preferred
  • -Experience as a lab assistant using lab tools and equipment
  • -A willingness to learn necessary federal and state rules governing cadaver procurement/maintenance.

Essential Requirements:

Ability to:

  • -Comply with company policies, procedures, practices and business ethics guidelines.
  • -Complete job required training.
  • -Comply with all applicable laws and regulations, (e.g. HIPAA, Stark, OSHA, employment laws, etc.)
  • -Demonstrate prompt and reliable attendance
  • -Work in the clinic, office or surgery center during business hours 
  • -Travel independently throughout the clinic, office or surgery center (which may include movement from floor to floor); frequent bending, lifting, standing, stooping or sitting for long periods of time may be required
  • -Work at an efficient and productive pace, handle interruptions appropriately and meet deadlines
  • -Communicate and interact in a respectful and professional manner
  • -Prioritize workload while being flexible to meet the expectations of the daily operations
  • -Apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • -Understand and execute a variety of instructions
  • -Effectively operate equipment and communicate on and operate the phone system
  • -Work independently with minimal supervision
  • -Travel to other work locations, if required

Performance Expectations – i-Health’s Core Values:

  • -Integrity - Do the right thing and take responsibility for what you do and say
  • -Service - Consistently contribute to deliver an exceptional experience
  • -Quality - Act with high purpose, committed effort, and skillful execution to exceed expectations
  • -Innovation - Identify progressive solutions that improve service, teamwork, efficiency, and/or effectiveness
  • -Teamwork - Be a part of the whole; support each other positively

How to Apply:

Notes

  • -Infinite Health Collaborative (i-Health) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
  • -This position description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and Additional Job Functions are subject to modification.

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