Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
This position will be responsible for assisting the Lab Coordinator in performing day-to-day sample processing for four COPD–related research studies, including labeling, centrifuging, aliquotting and storing biological samples. This position will also perform general entry level lab duties and contribute to the general maintenance of the laboratory, equipment and supplies. Additional responsibilities will include assisting with subject recruitment for clinical research, answering study related questions, screening potential participants, and conducting data collection.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Assist with day-to-day sample preparation and processing of biological samples including blood, urine, stool, sputum.
Exhibit proper labeling of samples and excellent attention to detail
Prepare common lab reagents
Follow all lab safety protocols consistent with handling biohazardous material
Maintain and sanitize equipment and supply inventory, ensure the lab is clean and organized
Assist with lab shipments and maintain shipment tracking
Help to organize and maintain freezer inventories and temperature logs
Maintain filing system for electronic and paper-based research records
Review data for accuracy and completeness
Respond to queries as necessary for data verification
Maintain compliance with HIPAA and IRB regulations and guidelines
Attend regular research group meetings (weekly or monthly)
Demonstrate excellent time management skills and efficiency
Must be able to work well with teams, communicate well with study coordinators and collaborators
Other additional responsibilities, as time permits:
Assist with data collection, data entry and data quality control for clinical research studies and analysis
Escort patients through hospital during their research visit and help with sample retrieval and processing
Will perform recruitment phone calls to determine eligibility using a screening script to identify appropriate potential participants for clinical studies
Will call study participants with appointment reminders, post appointments to research calendars, maintain logs of participant screening, surveys and visits
High school diploma/GED with some science coursework.
Bachelor's degree in a related field and/or prior laboratory/clinic research experience.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities
Strong interpersonal skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office
The ability to communicate clearly and effectively in multiple media, such as by email, verbally, phone, phone messages. Communication also includes listening skills and the ability to follow directions and provide feedback.
Required: All HIPAA and IRB-required courses must be completed and appropriate exams passed with necessary certification within 2 weeks of start date.
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole arm or hand
Ability to see and hear within normal range
Ability to move about
Classified Title: Lab Technician Working Title: Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB Starting Salary Range: $12.76-$16.77 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F; 8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview Department name: 10002817-SOM DOM Pulmonary Personnel area: School of Medicine
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