RESEARCH TECHNICIAN I - 2nd SHIFT

Location
Durham, NC
Posted
Apr 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN I - 2nd SHIFT
CT2-CCBB

SUMMARY: Perform a variety of clerical and laboratory duties of a complex and technical nature insupport of the receipt, processing, purification, analysis, and cryopreservation of hematopoieticcells obtained from umbilical cord blood for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation to ensure adherence to protocols and quality of information received. The individual filling this positionwill be an integral member of a team of physicians, nurses, collection specialists, research technicians, and other professionals providing cord blood collection and processing services for the Carolinas Cord Blood Bank.

The work site for this position is at Duke's North Pavilion in Durham. Work hours for this position are primarily Tuesday-Saturday 2nd shift.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

20%: Under the supervision of senior lab personnel, operate manual and automatic laboratory equipment used to count cells; stain cells; separate cells; wash cells;separate plasma, red cells,buffy coats, mononuclear cell populations and stem cells; and cryopreserve cells according tostandard operating procedures for the Carolinas Cord Blood Bank.

10%:Bring to the attention of the laboratory management staff concerns regardingindividual cordblood units or indications that a local or remote site not incompliance with established CCBB standard operating procedures.

10%: Receive andprepare cord blood unit and associated documents fromlocal andremote collection sites; execute administrative functions to prepare cord blood unit for processing.

10%: Receive and prepare maternal samples and associated documents from local and remote collection sites; prepare maternal samples for shipment to the testing facility for infectious disease testing.

5%: Receive placentas and associated documents from local collection sites; vacuum seal and freeze placentas; ship of placentas to Fresenius processing facilities.

5%: Unload and return cord blood shipping containers to remotecollection sites.

10%: Complete and maintain all quality control records pertinent to the Receiving Section of the laboratory

10%: Prepare cord blood unit working and confidential files for administrative,technical and medical review. Continually review and file paperwork and test results into the working file,ensuring that the file is completed and finished according to standard operating procedures.

5%: Attend routine laboratory meetings and other meetings related to laboratory functions; stay abreast of pertinent information and any changes to standard operating procedures.

5%: Under the supervision of senior lab personnel, coordinate and participate in the preparation of culture media, chemicals, antibodies, pharmaceuticals, reagents, and solutions necessary for cell processing and cryopreservation.

5%: Assist with general administrative activities to include, but not limited to, development of standard operating procedures for the Carolinas Cord Blood Bank, file management, data entry on a variety of forms and worksheets.

2.5%: Under the supervision of senior lab personnel, evaluate collected laboratory data as outlined in the Carolinas Cord Blood Bank standard operating procedures; complete laboratory data forms and enter them into the electronic database for the bank.

2.5%:Under the supervision ofsenior lab personnel, participate in the development of new medical laboratory procedures and techniques as they relate to public cord blood banking.#

Other duties incidental to cord blood processing and banking.

PREFFERED QUALIFICATIONS: Problem Solving Skills. Attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal skills. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Excellent organizational skills. Data entry skills. Experience with sterile techniques/methods is desirable. Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) is highly desirable. Experience in cord bloodbanking, research and/or clinical laboratory is highly desirable, but not required.

Requisition Number
401252621

Location
Durham

Duke Entity
MEDICAL CENTER

Job Code
942 RESEARCHTECHNICIAN I

Job Family Level
06

Exempt/Non-Exempt
Non-exempt

Full Time / Part Time
FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary
Regular

Shift
First/Day

Minimum Qualifications
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employercommitted to providing employment opportunity without regard to anindividual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion,sexual orientation, or veteran status.Essential Physical Job Functions:Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System mayinclude essential job functions that require specific physical and/ormental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests forreasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Education

Work requires an Associate's degree in botany, biology, zoology orother science related scientific field.

Experience

None required above education/training requirementOR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Auto req ID

89203BR

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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