Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The Michigan Clinical Research Unit (MCRU) part of the Medical School Office of Research Clinical Trials Support Office; is seeking an experienced, highly energetic candidate to provide laboratory support in accordance with the good clinical practices as well as OSHA guidelines for a biosafety level 2+ lab. Reports directly to the Administrative Manager and MCRU Leadership.
Performs the job related expectations for this position assisting with MCRU Specimen Core research lab functions, which include:
Understands the basic principles of specimen processing
Performs basic specimen processing and shipping for study specific protocols under direct supervision of the MCRU Lab Lead
Ensure proper labeling and documentation of specimens for study specific protocols
Performs basic sample management data entry
Ensures work area and lab are maintained, well stocked, and clean
Complete and maintain all lab specific training certifications
Demonstrates an understanding of proper lab equipment
Understand and enforce MCRU Lab guidelines set for study teams
Provides a wide variety of moderately complex to complex technical lab support for the Michigan Clinical Research Unit. Assists in evaluating lab methods, procedures, and techniques based on established protocols.
Monitor /analyze work flows and provide work-flow solutions/troubleshooting
Assist in the management of the frozen specimen samples. Ensuring the freezer are cleaned out, re-organizing samples, shipment of samples, and maintaining the system for general and monthly batch shipping.
Manage transactional specimen/data collection, processing, and distribution.
Assist with training new laboratory employees and new study team members for MCRU Lab use
Serve as a backup for the MCRU Lab Lead including attend MCRU initiation and feasibility meetings.
Assist with quality control of research specimens
Troubleshoot study team problems with collections, kits and/or specimen issues
Demonstrates the ability to maintaining working relationships with clinical study coordinators to ensure accurate completion of study trial tasks
Proficiency to work and maintain Good Clinical Practices as well as OSHA guidelines for a biosafety level 2+ lab.
Create, develop, and modify operational lab SOP’s
Assist in maintaining lab equipment.
Assist in creating necessary laboratory guidelines and protocols for future research studies while maintaining the needs of current active studies and trials
Other duties as assigned prioritizing and executing daily laboratory workflow to ensure the MCRU Core Lab is performing to a high standard implemented by the Laboratory
Maintain and adhere to quality control standards and practices set by MCRU Lab Lead
High school diploma or Associate's degree and 1 to 2 years’ experience
Bachelor’s Degree in a health-related discipline or equivalent experience in chemistry, biology, or a related health science. This position requires accountability, teamwork, and the ability to continually update and improve operations within the facility. Flexibility to work late hours and weekends on short notice required. Ability to work at satellite locations in addition to the MCRU Specimen Core is required. Good customer service skills are highly desirable. Experience with Lab Vantage, Freezerworks- inventory tracking database system is preferred.
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