Biospecimen Coordinator

Pennsylvania, United States
23 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
23 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Job Description Summary

This position supports the operations of the Biospecimen Lab for the Abramson Cancer Center Clinical Research Unit, under the direction of the Biospecimen Lab Manager.

Job Description

Receive and organize study kits and lab supplies, log kits into LabVantage, order biospecimen lab and office supplies, recycle expired kits, place unused study kits back into circulation. Interface with study teams by attending SIVs and study team meetings, training new CRU staff in Biospecimen workflows, resolving study team queries and requests. Provide training to new Biospecimen Coordinators and research assistants, and ongoing training updates for new protocols and techniques; review new protocols and manage updates and amendments to current protocols. Tracking, processing and shipping of research blood and other biological samples.  Coordinate day to day aspects related to receiving, processing, storage and shipping of research specimens, including tracking of receipt and storage of specimens, and scheduling of shipments.  Position contingent upon funding.


Associate's Degree and 5 years experience or equivalent combination of years and experience required.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$20.00 - $36.00

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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