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Boston University BIOREPOSITORY LABORATORY SUPERVISOR, School of Medicine, Framingham Heart Study in BOSTON, Massachusetts

The Framingham Heart Study (FHS;, conducted by Boston University with the support of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is a community health study committed to identifying the common factors or characteristics that contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD). Operating continuously since 1948, FHS investigators have followed the development of CVD and other diseases over a long period of time in three generations of participants. FHS participants undergo comprehensive clinical examinations on an intermittent basis in the FHS Research Center, located in Framingham. FHS clinical examinations routinely include collection of blood and urine biospecimens that undergo immediate analysis, as well as storage for future research work. The latter biospecimens are maintained by the FHS Biorespository, currently composed of 1.4 million biospecimens, with the oldest samples datjng back to the 1970s. Most biospecimen-associated processes take place in the CLIA-certified FHS Laboratory, located at the FHS Research Center. Some biospecimens are stored off-site at the Fisher Bioservices facility in Franklin, MA.

The Biorepository Manager directs all work performed in the FHS Biorepository, including administration and data management, oversight of biorepository personnel, and oversight of processes involving the documentation, processing, storage and distribution of biospecimens from FHS participants in support of ancillary research studies, in order to ensure that high quality research data is generated.

Work location is Framingham, MA.

Work schedule is 7 to 3 pm.

There is some flexibility to periodically work remotely.

Required Skills

Bachelor's degree with 8+ years of related experience

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement ( within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption ( instructions ( ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources ( site.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Required Experience