Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Child Health Advances through Research with Mothers (CHARM includes observational cohorts of pregnant women and their children throughout the state of Michigan. Participants and their children are followed longitudinally through birth up to five years. The primary responsibilities for the CHARM Biospecimen Coordinator include providing program and administrative assistance in regards to biological specimens to the CHARM team. Biospecimen Coordinator activities include assistance in organizing protocols, ensuring the quality of data collected by field staff, help implementing protocols in clinics for the MARCH prenatal phase, and collection of specimens remotely from moms and their children. This position will be working closely with the field staff. Also includes other duties as assigned. The position is based in East Lansing, Michigan and reports to the CHARM Project Director.
Works with biobank, coordinators, and director to assure the correct collection, storage, and shipment of all study biological specimens (10%)
Processes samples for in-person assessments done in E. Lansing
Fills out ECHO paperwork and logs into Biotrack
Works with biobank and data manager to inventory ARCH historical specimens
Creates, implements, and manages biological specimen protocols
Creates and oversees creation of biological specimen kits
Oversees ordering of ECHO kits and shipping of specimens to ECHO/Fisher and WSU biobank
When necessary works with field staff, hospital or clinic staff and/or clinical laboratory staff to assure appropriate collection, storage, and shipment of MARCH prenatal samples
Oversees ECHO kits sent to MARCH and ARCH participants at home
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in a health specific field, research employment, or other related science fields; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in standard laboratory procedures and program administrative experience; may require software specific to the area of research; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience working with research participants; experience working with biological specimens including but not limited to human urine, blood, and placentas; knowledge of Microsoft office including Word and Excel, excellent written and oral communication skills, good people skills, and attention to detail.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
Required Application Materials
Resume and cover letter.
Description of End Date
This is an off-dated position funded through 08/31/2021 from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.
Summary of Health Risks
The individual hired for this position may be exposed to human blood, serum, tissue, and other bodily fluids. Specifically, this individual may be processing urine that is collected during in-person assessments.
Bidding and Eligibility Ends on 9/22/2020 at 11:55 PM
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