Project Assistant

Tulane University
Covington, LA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Project AssistantTNPRC Veterinary Medicine

Location: Covington, LA


This position is to support the Tissue Distribution Program (TDP) in the Unit of Collaborative Research in the Division of Veterinary Medicine at the Tulane National Primate Research Center. The primary focus of this position will be to coordinate tissue collections and retrieval from the Necropsy Core, Veterinary Medicine Core, and tissue archives for the distribution to intramural and extramural scientists upon request, and maintaining and coordinating the sample requests that come through the National NHP Biomaterials Query System (BQS). This position will be responsible for communicating, collating, and recording the requests; packaging and shipping samples as needed; and generating 1- and 5- year reports of tissue distributions. Additional responsibilities will include maintaining computer records, assisting with optimization of TDP SOPs, ordering and billing.
Failure to meet established performance standards in the performance of the job duties and responsibilities outlined in this job description (or as otherwise assigned); and/or failure to interact courteously and tactfully with managers, co-workers, customers and/or vendors such that productivity or departmental morale suffers will result in management’s taking the appropriate disciplinary action as outlined in the Staff Handbook.
Employee attendance must meet established work schedules. Faithfulness in coming to work, being on time, planning absences in advance when possible, and calling in when unavoidably detained from reporting for work is an essential requirement of the job.

Required Qualifications

• High School or Medical Laboratory Certification• Specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents are required.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree

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