This position will have two distinct but overlapping responsibilities. About 50% of the time will be allocated to the duties of a study coordinator for clinical research and the remaining 50% will be allocated to the duties of a laboratory research assistant.
Job description for study coordinator:
The study coordinator will be responsible for study subject enrollment activities including communicating with potential study subjects in person, by phone, e-mail and postal mail, explaining the study to participants and administering Informed Consent, scheduling and coordinating clinic visits, assisting the physician in clinic procedures, drawing blood samples from study subjects, keeping up detailed logs of study subject interactions, and associated tasks.
Job description for laboratory assistant:
The work involves identification of genes involved in inherited skin diseases. Specific duties for this position would include preparation of DNA and RNA from skin biopsies, blood and cell lines, PCR-based marker typing of DNA, preparation of libraries for high throughput sequencing, general molecular biology procedures such as PCR and electrophoresis, operation of robotic and other laboratory equipment, DNA sequencing, computer data entry, ordering laboratory supplies, and other general laboratory work.
Degree in biology, chemistry, life science or related field.
Excellent communication skills.
1 year of experience
Desirable qualifications include 1-2 years of experience in a molecular biology or biochemistry research laboratory. Prior phlebotomy experience is desirable for routine blood draw from study participants.
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