Human Tissue Resource Center (HTRC): Research Support Assistant

Hyde Park Campus

20114 BSD Shared Research Facilities

About the Unit
The Office of Shared Research Facilities (OSRF) oversees the core facilities, which make up a pivotal and essential part of the research ecosystem, providing critical resources that enable existing and emerging technologies to facilitate groundbreaking discoveries. OSRF Cores offer expertise in state-of-the-art instrumentation and services as well as experimental design and data analysis to advance research programs across the disciplines. Operated as fee-for-service facilities, OSRF cores are managed in order to best support the University's mission to discover and create new knowledge of living systems. We are driven by the research needs of the faculty. The Human Tissue Resource Center (HTRC) is comprised of four integrated facilities (Bio specimen Bank, Histology, Digital Pathology and Laser Capture Microdissection) and provides investigators with a centralized infrastructure to optimize the efficiency and costs related to research involving bio specimens.

Job Information

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Assistant Technical Director of the Human Tissue Resource Center (HTRC) this position will independently and cohesively provide support assistance to those who work for the (HTRC) department.

  • Data entry and complete storage process via LabVantage system
  • Physically store samples in appropriate freezer locations
  • Organize patient samples via Barcode process
  • Provide routine laboratory duties and support research projects under direct supervision
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Ability to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Capacity to exhibit organizational skills required
  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment

Additional Requirements

  • Associate's degree required, in a scientific field preferred

  • Experience working in a laboratory environment
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Access, ect.)

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Capacity to handle multiple tasks and competing demands under tight timeframes
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage competing deadlines and priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to summarize detailed issues in a concise and structured manner
  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions and solve problems in complex situations
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff in a professional manner while respecting confidentiality
  • Excellent customer/staff interpersonal skills

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Reference Contact Information

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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