The Core Research Assistant I provides support for Human Tissue Biorepository.
Good customer services skills are necessary, as well as the ability to collect samples across campus and offsite. Duties will include chart reviews, autopsy collections, off site tissue collection, freezer management, and shipping of material and quality control and assurance. Additional duties may include consent of patients and data analysis.
.Key Functions and Expected Performances
Understand and follow experimental protocols
Record, compile, interpret and communicate data/results
Perform calculations involving molarities, solutions, and serial dilutions
Follow established protocols for QA, secondary checking and shipping frozen and paraffin tissues/slides
Maintain laboratory inventory such as stocking lab supplies, reagents and buffers for general lab use
Perform monthly maintenance reports on small equipment or arrange preventative maintenance of essential lab equipment
Communicate with investigators concerning their requests, schedule orders and ensure outgoing materials are HIPAA compliant
Preferred Education, Skills and Experiences:
Bachelor's degree in Biology or Chemistry is preferred.
Strong project management and time management skills
Prefer completion of the following courses and labs: Molecular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry.
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and use of Internet/Web based database knowledge are needed.
Familiarity with the use of the following pieces of equipment: Centrifuges, Datamax bar code printers, HP Scanners, cassette labelers, Tissue Microarray (automated)
Previous experience with VPIMS, StarChart/StarPanel, and IRB processes would be helpful.
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