Tissue Procurement Lab Coord

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*This is a Non-Exempt position. Employees in this position are paid an hourly pay rate, on a bi-weekly basis, and are eligible to receive overtime pay for any hours worked over 40 in a work week.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Independently monitors, coordinates and determines the necessary logistics and performs the procedures for banking. Responsible for multidisciplinary teamwork involving surgeons, operating room personnel, research coordinators/assistants and pathology staff which will facilitate expeditious procurement, harvesting, archiving and disbursement of solid human tissue and other human biological specimens from the operating rooms and clinics for the Tissue Procurement Core (TPC) facility and approved research laboratories. Coordinates all tissue banking activities and manages and maintains the TPC database at the affiliate site. Maintains established procedures and standards of tissue procurement to ensure productivity and quality control of tissue acquisition. Responsible for managing associated data in order to produce reliable analytical reports of specimens procured at the TPC affiliate site. Provides input and recommends alternative methods to facilitate and/or improve services to researchers. Performs technical services such as processing, cutting and staining of tissue samples and other related laboratory procedures as required. Demonstrates job knowledge to accommodate the services provided by the TPC as determined by the manager or as reported by research investigators. Conducts and develops interpersonal relationships with professionalism and diplomacy. Communicates weekly and meets monthly with the TPC manager regarding ongoing activities of the bank and its future goals and objectives.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree in a life science and two years of tissue procurement or research experience. A strong research background, experience as a project coordinator or gross anatomy experience may be considered in lieu of two years of tissue procurement experience.

The above statements are intended to describe the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.


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