The Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Medicine is seeking a Laboratory Specialist who will provide technical support in a translational research core laboratory for a bio-banking study which involves banking blood and DNA samples.
The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating sample received from the clinical center, recording the samples in a sample tracking database, processing the blood samples, isolating DNA and tracking all sample storage. The incumbent will also be responsible for sample organization, database maintenance and sample retrieving related to this study. The incumbent will be responsible for weekly summary and communication with the clinical teams to verify and resolve any records discrepancy between the clinical database and the core lab database. The incumbent will also assist the laboratory on routine maintenance of the core laboratory and other responsibilities related to the daily operation of the core lab.
Must be able to learn basic bench techniques and have a basic knowledge of biology. Computer/internet related skills for database applications are necessary. Must have some knowledge about data entry and databases. Equivalent relevant work experience may be substituted for degree requirement.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.III
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 2-3 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
Hiring Range: TBD based on qualifications
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: Yes
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume
Optional Documents: Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19008736
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