Job description

Duties: Laboratory (50%): In the lab, the candidate will support the Circulating Tumor Material laboratory by independently performing ELISAs for a multi-year, multi-institutional trial. The candidate will record samples and results in the study databases, conduct preliminary analysis, and prepare summary figures. The candidate will train new lab members and will assist other research specialists in the daily functions of the laboratory. This will be done in collaboratively with laboratories in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and physician scientists in the Penn School of Medicine.

Clinic (50%): In the pancreatic cancer clinic, the candidate will provide research support by assisting the medical oncologists and clinical research coordinators with initiating and conducting participant screening and recruitment. The candidate will attend clinical and research procedures to procure study specimens and will be responsible for data entry into various databases including REDCap, VELOS, and Excel. The candidate will also help design study databases and perform database quality-control. The candidate will have the primary role in the abstraction of medical record information from subject's electronic medical records, interviews and/or questionnaires for entry into the study research databases, and track enrolled study participants for follow up.

Qualifications: Research Specialist B: A Bachelor's Degree and at least 1-2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred. Previous research experience in performing ELISAs is preferred. Proficiency in some of the skills listed above, including clinical research coordination, is useful. Computer proficiency, with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint. Experience with tissue culture and blood processing, including serum, plasma, and buffy coat, is preferred but not necessary. The candidate is expected to be self-motivated and have the skill and confidence to work independently. Given the highly collaborative nature of this work and the need for coordination with multiple clinical trial investigators, communication, analytical, computer, and organizational skills are essential.

Research Specialist C: Bachelor's degree and 3 to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required; Master's degree preferred. Previous experience performing circulating tumor material assays. Previous experience as a clinical research coordinator independently recruiting, enrolling, and consenting study participants.

Reference Number: 40-25855

Salary Grade: 025/026

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: DM-Hematology/Oncology Cancer Biology

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research




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Posted: 6/2/2017
Application Due: 6/2/2018
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