Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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Posted Job Title
Research Specialist A/B
Job Profile Title
Research Specialist B
Job Description Summary
The OCRC Tumor Bio-Trust Collections a GMP/GLP laboratory and service center in the Ovarian Cancer Research Center. The Research Specialist A/B reports to the Research Project Manager and is responsible for the entire life cycle of the specimens, starting from identifying potential patients, procurement in cooperation with HUP, PAAH, and CCH surgical teams, to aseptic processing, through banking and inventory management, to retrieval and disbursement, Essential daily routine also requires the Research Specialist spends time Gynecologic Oncology clinic to interact with new and returning patients and obtain consent for tumor banking purposes.
The OCRC Tumor Bio-Trust Collections a GMP/GLP laboratory and service center in the Ovarian Cancer Research Center. The Â Research Specialist A reports to the Research Project Manager and is responsible for the entire life cycle of the specimens, starting from identifying potential patients, procurement in cooperation with HUP, PAAH, and CCH surgical teams, to aseptic processing, through banking and inventory management, to retrieval and disbursement, Essential daily routine also requires the Research Specialist spends time Gynecologic Oncology clinic to interact with new and returning patients and obtain consent for tumor banking purposes. Close communication and coordination with surgery schedulers and the senior Specialist will be the key to perform this responsibility. The Research Specialist maintains meticulous auditable records, in Â HIPPA compliant manner, of all specimens collected so they can be linked back to original donor or de-identified as appropriate. The Research Specialist aids in regulatory compliance by tracking informed consents, and by writing and revising SOPs. Specimens include but are not limited to human blood, and solid and liquid tumor tissue. Processing skills include dissection, tissue sampling and preparation, blood handling and gradient purification, and advanced cell culture techniques for working with primary cells. The Research Specialist is responsible for monitoring and maintaining all laboratory equipment. The Research Specialist liaises with cooperative entities including clinicians, the clinical and translational research teams, and the staff at facilities such as TTAB and Pathology. With the BioTrust operating as a service center, the Research Specialist is also responsible for communicating and assisting the consumers, both internal and external, to identify the specimens they need and then fulfilling their requests. Our newest endeavor in the OCRC TBC is the Rapid Autopsy Program. RAP has many moving parts and requires coordination between the patient and their care team, the anatomic pathology department, the research team, and any necessary transportation. The Research Specialist is an integral player by being the center of coordination and execution for all these moving parts. Must be able to work after hours and weekends in case of rapid autopsy collection and tumor processing from late surgeries on weekdays.Â
Research Specialist B - Will undertake the duties outlined for the Research Specialist A position, with the additional expectations that the candidate will be involved in small research projects to develop novel solutions to research questions. In addition, it is expected that the Research Specialist B candidate will have a greater laboratory experience than the Research Specialist A candidate, such that she/he can make greater contributions to more complex experiments and projects as well as perform as a lead Research Specialist to the Research Specialist A.
Research Specialist A:
Bachelor's Degree required (science preferred).
0-1 year experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Research Specialist B:
Bachelor's Degree required (science preferred)
1 to 3 years experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Position Contingent upon funding.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$36,401.00 - $65,521.00
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Internal Number: JR00012742
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