Prepares for the set-up and execution of field experiments in support of research projects. Conducts technical aspects of research studies including, but not limited to, study logistics, production and collection of data, data management, and study documentation for quality assurance review. Train and supervise junior-level employees. May help plan experiments and short-term research goals.
The role also provides primary support in the development, set-up, execution, and teardown of all animate, cadaver, and simulation surgery skills labs pertaining to the residency surgery training programs in the Department of Surgery. Wednesday through Friday are most frequently utilized days for surgical skills labs, requiring staff to be on-site an hour prior to start time for prep. This can be as early as 6:30am depending on the type of lab.
Performs a wide variety of complex experiments and reports results
Keeps organized analytical data of performed experiments
Provides support for equipment maintenance as needed
Acts as a liaison to students and laboratory personnel for training
Maintains laboratory supply requisition and management
May train junior-level staff
May help plan experiments or short-term goals
Additional Fundamental Responsibilities specific to this position:
Manages scheduling for outside departments that request to use lab space
Provides support during simulation training days in the virtual hospital at Fairbanks Hall
Complete required training to become a certified proctor for Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery and Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery
Timely reporting of lab attendance for both residents and faculty to Clinical Education Lead
Monitoring and ensuring required protocol compliance is completed in advance of designated due dates
Bachelor's degree in science or related field.
Proficient communication skills. Maintains a high degree of professionalism. Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills. Demonstrates a high commitment to quality. Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Highly thorough and dependable.
Working Conditions / Demands
The role regularly requires the ability to effectively communicate. The role frequently requires the ability to move about the work environment and to position oneself to operate laboratory equipment effectively. The role requires the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds and will occasionally work near moving mechanical parts. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Note: Selected candidate will be required to undergo a pre-employment health screen and must be up-to-date on all immunizations.
This is generally an 8:00am-4:30pm (EST) job Mondays and Tuesdays, with the start time on Wednesdays through Fridays varying from 6:30am-7:30am and the end time varying from 3:30pm-6:00pm depending on the type of lab.
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