Jun 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Duties: Part time position whose primary role is the technical processing of biospecimens in the Penn Medicine BioBank. Biospecimens will include blood, tissue, and bodily fluids. Sample handling encompassing blood separation and advanced cell gradient and tissue culture. Under supervision of Technical Director and Lab Manager, maintain strict adhere to SOPs, QC and QA policies consistent with study guidelines as well as NCI and ISBER Best Practices. Facilitate all aspects of sample inventory and distribution. Courier biological samples from clinical care areas to laboratory. Interact with clinical and research staff. Provide special handling and processing of unusual specimens. Additional responsibilities include freezer monitoring and rotating on-call freezer response, record keeping, equipment maintenance/calibration, and safety compliance in the lab. Candidates must have good communication skills.

Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Applicant must be detail-oriented and able to work independently. Must possess ability to interact easily with clinical and research staff. Must possess superb time management skills; be well organized and highly motivated. Ability to communicate clearly, work with varying personalities, and manage multiple projects and duties at one time preferred. Knowledge of PC applications and experience in database entry preferred. Physical requirements include frequent walking, bending, lifting of supplies and equipment (20-40 pound load), and manual dexterity to select small vials from frozen storage locations.

Reference Number: 40-25973

Salary Grade: PT/23

Employment Type: Non-Exempt

Org: TM-ITMAT Biobanking

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: Z-Non-Classified Staff/Non-Unionized Job Grades

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