Research Assistant B, Hematology/Oncology Department
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Job Profile Title
Clinical Research Assistant B
Job Description Summary
This position is part of the Stem Cell and Xenograft Core, a comprehensive resource facility that provides the research community with samples from patients with hematologic malignancies and healthy donors. This position has a dual purpose: (1) facilitate the collection of samples from patients with hematologic malignancies and healthy donors; (2) process patient samples for tissue banking and enter patients’ clinical information in a database. This position will bridge the clinic and the laboratory with a scope of responsibilities ranging from identifying and consenting patients for sample collection, communicating with clinical staff to coordinate sample retrieval, processing these samples in the laboratory to bank frozen live cells. Other responsibilities also includes identifying patient samples based on Core user requests, prepare these samples for shipping to users or for in vivo experiments in immune-deficient mice, enter and update clinical information in our database, maintain an accurate inventory of our tissue bank and communicate effectively with other Core staff to facilitate sample collection and processing.
Responsible to assist with study coordination and recruitment for investigator-initiated studies, multi-center research studies, and patient-oriented clinical and translational research projects within a specific Division, under general supervision. Works directly with study physicians, research coordinators, project managers, and other research staff. Performs screening visits, consenting of participants, processing and shipping of labs, entering data into databases, and escorting participants to other testing/procedure areas. Help advance the research mission of the Division and University.
- Identify and consent patients, facilitate the collection of patient and healthy donor samples
- Communicate with other Core staff to coordinate sample collection, delivery to the lab and processing
- Process patient samples in the laboratory for banking
- Retrieve patient clinical information and transfer it to the Core tissue bank database
- Keep track of Core user requests, communicate with users and staff to coordinate sample delivery
- Prepare patient samples for users and in vivo experiments
- Maintain accurate tissue bank inventory and supplies for sample collection and processing
- Maintain proper training and regulatory compliance to consent patients, use of clinical data, process and ship human tissues, and handle mouse tissues engrafted with patient cells
- Perform additional duties as assigned
H.S. Diploma or GED Required, with 3-5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
This position is contingent upon funding.
Office, library, computer room
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$17.58 - $31.65
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