Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Responsible for cell culture, removing/adding specimens to biorepository, shipping biological specimens, and customer service in a busy core facility.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Primary responsibilities include Biorepository management, workflow and Biorepository customer support.
Inventory management: Monitor inventory levels, orders materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures, documents orders upon receipt.
Monitor biospecimens for distribution.
Working in repository: Shipping biological specimens and cell lines to investigators at other institutions (international/domestic shipments of biological according to federal regulations), depositing and retrieving frozen specimens from liquid nitrogen freezers, minus 80 degree freezers and minus 20 freezers.
Assist with physical inventory of the Biorepository and investigator specific specimen migration.
Maintain accurate data records. Updating of database and documentation in Laboratory notebooks. Maintain and make minor adjustments to equipment, e.g. calibrating, alignment.
Use various software applications to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports. Carry out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision.
Prepare Invoices for work completed. Monitor Dry Ice and prepare Dry Ice invoices
Interact with customers of various levels, including investigators from other institutions. Will be held accountable to a standard in daily laboratory workflow.
Assist in CAP required maintenance and reporting systems. Support SOP driven methods and comply with all CAP and ISBER guidelines.
As needed will assist with cell culture: Ability to follow established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to maintain human and animal cells in culture. Perform duties, including: preparation of media and tissue culture reagents; sterilization and preparation of tissue culture equipment; handling cultures; and propagation, maintenance and special manipulations of cell lines (e.g. EBV transformations), and cryopreservation.
As needed in cell culture: manage cell culture for special projects. Manage inventory of shipping stocks. Perform Quality control checks on shipping stocks. Prepare live flasks for shipment. Prepare Fibroblast cells from skin biopsy.
Assist as needed with other support measures within the GRCF Biorepository & Cell Center.
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or related field.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience. Additional relevant laboratory experience acquired through extracurricular activities.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent communication skills and ability to function well in a team production setting. Punctuality, attendance, and ability to interact with other positively/respectfully.
Laminar flow hood
Liquid Nitrogen storage freezers
Classified Title: Research Technologist Working Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.14-$19.44 per hour (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002886-SOM Genetic Resources Core Facility GRCF Personnel area: School of Medicine
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