Working under the general supervision of the Department of Neurology and an Associate Professor of Neurology, the candidate will work on biomarker studies for Parkinson's disease research. The same-day processing of patients samples is a major function of this position and requires flexible availability in the afternoons and evenings. Technical expertise in laboratory techniques, specifically in PBMC, monocyte and neutrophil isolation. In addition, good communication capacity, organizational skills, and interactive collaboration with coworkers are essential.
Blood sample processing, including but not restricted to PBMC, neutrophil and monocyte isolation.
Assists with data entry into electronic records
Assists with scheduling subjects (Parkinson's disease patients and healthy controls) for multiple clinical research study visits.
Performs data entry and quality assurance checks for administered tests and questionnaires.
Assists the Principal Investigator and regulatory staff in the preparation of internal review board submission packets.
Responsible for banking the processed samples freezer and maintain a log of the available samples.
Requires a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, physics or related science or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Prior experience in PBMC, neutrophil or monocyte isolation is a plus.
Additionally, experience in managing databases is preferred.
This role involves significant collaboration with team members.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills are mandatory.
Familiarity with Excel and SPSS is helpful.
Attention to detail and strong organizational skills are necessary.
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