Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 2:01 PM
Employment Status:AF : Active : Regular : Full Time
Job Summary 13;
Under the General Supervision of the CTRC Outpatient Nurse Coordinator, responsible for the operations of the Specimen Collection/Processing lab: processes incoming specimens , handling research lab specimens, including data entry and transport as necessary per the research protocol and supervisors instructions. Participates in a planned research project by performing research protocols. Responsible for organization and tracking of samples in freezer storage using electronic database; Performs quality control and quality assurance functions and inventory control.
Job Responsibilities 13;
Responsible for all lab specimens collected at or delivered to the CTRC.
:Responsible for organization and tracking of samples in freezer storage using electronic database; Performs quality control and quality assurance functions and inventory control.
:Responsible for processing all appropriate specimen types per CTRC protocol guidelines including blood, urine, saliva, etc; responsible for spinning in centrifuge, separation of plasma and/or serum, freezing sample, shipping sample or carrying to appropriate lab.
:Serves as main contact for Outpatient Unit specimen identification and tracking. Serves as resource for other CTRC staff for specimen processing and tracking issues.
:Maintains freezer organization and tracking of specimens using appropriate software system, LIMS and LDMS.
:Highly proficient in the operation of the CTRC LIMS system with ability to train staff in its use
:Assists in special processing procedures (e.g. isolation of PBMCs)
:Reviews specimen requirements and processing procedures for every CTRC protocol.
:Provides assistance to all staff in properly preparing for new study visits including identifying correct draw tubes and identifying amounts of blood required per test
:Assists Manager in designing study sheets and specimen processing procedures for each new CTRC study
:Follows appropriate processing, storage and delivery procedures for each protocol.
:Reviews that all specimens are properly labeled and processed. Makes inquiries as needed to ensure that all tasks are completed in a timely manner.
:Prepares tubes and aliquots for staff needing to process in off:hours or out of the main CTRC space
:Must verify that the correct sample is sent to the appropriate lab or storage freezer as directed by protocol. Follows up with the appropriate supervisor or study team member when needed.
:Knows how to register specimens in the automated systems that arrive from outside clients.
:Delivers specimens to the specific labs where testing is performed when necessary.
:Manages inventory control of research lab; orders necessary items, informs supervisor of any inventory problems.
:Maintains certification and appropriate lab technician training.
:Prepares laboratory reagents and maintenance of inventory.
:Performs routine calculations and maintains appropriate log books and lab notebooks
:Maintains laboratory equipment and records.
:Maintains laboratory safety procedures and compliance records 13;
Job Responsibilities (Continued) 13;
Process all specimens and ships to outside laboratories as needed.
:Must be familiar with the different processing requirements for all of the research protocols.
:Follows lab procedures for each research protocols and follows up to ensure all shipping is handled timely and accurately.
:Makes inquiries as needed.
:Works with a Courier service to schedule and ship specimens and/or paperwork to various locations.
:Must respond to work demands with a minimum of error and should be able to perform the essential duties assigned.
:Is expected to assist research staff on issues involving any aspects of pre:analytical and post:analytical testing answering technical questions as they relate to the research lab.
• Location: South Jersey
• Post ID: 40739258 southjersey