Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Laboratory Research Coordinator
Job Number: 85851
Join Stanford University School of Medicine in support of our research mission. The Clinical Translational Research Unit (CTRU) provides multi-disciplinary clinical and translational research support to accelerate novel bedside diagnostics and treatments. The CTRU Laboratory is the focal point for hypothesis-driven research across multiple disciplines and is instrumental in the design and discovery of biomarkers that help us comprehend the human body's physiology. The CTRU Laboratory designs and collaborates on studies, both locally and globally, that investigate the molecular basis for how biochemicals outside and within a single cell present and are characterized across various platforms in proteomics, immunology, genomics, and much more. The fundamental understanding and interpretation of this phenotyping can provide insight on an individual's chance of responding to various therapeutics.
The Clinical and Translational Research Unit Laboratory is seeking a Laboratory Research Coordinator to perform laboratory and administrative support duties related to the collection and processing of human samples for clinical research studies. Work will be conducted under supervision of the Lab Services Manager and requires excellent attention to detail and the ability to multitask efficiently and accurately. Duties include:
Accessioning, processing, and storage of specimens/samples accurately per SOPs/training. Follows SOPs for research studies/source documents, as directed.
Assist in planning and performing experiments in support of research projects in lab and/or field based on knowledge of scientific theory. Interpret and perform basic analyses of results for research support.
Offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with faculty investigators and other labs.
Tracks sample processing data and enters them into a database. Maintain all forms and documents including master subject logs.
Take initiative, identifies and mitigates risks to ensure accuracy in sample processing and data storage.
Work safely under the EH&S guidelines with potentially biohazardous biological specimens.
Assist with general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, equipment, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support, as needed.
Work closely with labs and treatment centers across Stanford community to ensure critical study time points are met.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
BA/BS in biological or related science desirable, but not required.
Familiarity with databases, reporting, and performance indicators.
Use of Microsoft office suite and/or ability to learn new software.
Organizational skills to troubleshoot unplanned situations while still meeting established deadlines.
The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Capable of independent and self-motivated work to complete tasks with minimal direction.
Maintain reliable attendance, punctuality, and flexibility to work hours when study subjects are scheduled.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Two-year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED): General knowledge of medical terminology. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat and use fine light/fine grasping.
Occasionally sit, reach above shoulders, perform desk-based computer tasks, use a telephone and write by hand, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, grasp forcefully, sort and file paperwork or parts, rarely lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh 40 pounds or more.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Position may at times require the employee to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or exposure to chemicals, blood, body fluid or tissues and risk of exposure to contagious diseases and infections.
May require extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements and business needs.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Location: School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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