Research Assistant II - Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Washington D.C.
Nov 20, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Research Assistant II - Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

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The Research Assistant II is 100% grant funded position that provides: skilled medical technology and histology capabilities to support the scope of the pathology, biobanking, histology services, and research related functions and goals of the National Capital Area (NCA) Minority/Underserved NCI Clinical Oncology Research Program (NCORP) and the Histopathology and Tissue Shared Resource (HTSR) in the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC); and support to the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Research (OMH) at LCCC and is part of the Human Tissue Bank, a sub-division of the HTSR. Daily duties include:
  • consenting of surgical patients for excess tissue and/or biofluid use
  • database entry and management
  • tissue procurement and distribution
  • electronic medical record review
  • and documentation of pathology information all in support of translational research studies
  • support of biomarker discovery and validation projects for translational research studies as well as animal model research studies
  • prepares billing for completed work to ensure proper payment for services provided

These functions are performed in accordance with requirements and terms of the NIH grant and Georgetown University Medical Centers policies, procedures and standards.

This position supports translational and basic research projects including but not limited to NCORP/OHM clinical research initiatives and Lombardi mission critical goals of biomarker discovery and validation. Requires cooperative interactions and seamless coordination with members of all 3 departmental sub-divisions within the HTSR. Routine interaction with surgical pathology technicians, Pathology Assistants, and Pathology Residents. Periodic interaction with surgery and anesthesia teams ranging from technicians to medical doctors. Reports to the HTSR Director (NCORP EOMI site leader), HTSR Assistant Directors and the Human Tissue Bank Manager. Not responsible for oversight of staff members in the laboratory.

  • Academic Level: Bachelor's Degree
  • Practical Experience: Minimum of 2 years laboratory or clinical experience/skills, preferably with prior interaction with patients and knowledge of medical terminology. Aptitude for working with people and detailed oriented. Knowledge of anatomy and histology.
  • Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certification: Proficient in Microsoft Office, spreadsheet applications and with file and database maintenance.
  • Other Skills: Organized. Initiative. Problem solving ability. Typing and office experience and skills. Detail orientated. Good communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to document and keep complete records. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively. Image processing in Power Point and Photoshop.

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