Technical Research Assistant/ 40-Hours/ Regular/ Bwh-Cci

Brigham And Women's Hospital Boston , MA 02298

Posted 1 week ago

General Summary:

The Laboratory Technician as training support staff of the Center for Clinical Investigation (CCI) protocol studies. The CCI Laboratory Technician will be working independently under the general supervision of the CCI Lab Manager Designee and directly under supervision of the Specimen Processing Lab (SPL) Supervisor, and in accordance with established procedures and policies, assists with the handling and processing of all specimens.

This includes compliance with research protocol instructions while maintaining lab services and procedures within standard guidelines. Assists with the timely flow of specimens through the specimen processing area, understanding the importance of the specimens being processed. Performs various duties associated with the maintenance of quality service parameters for the processing area, including but not restricted to, general record and documentation maintenance.

Uses waived instrumentation for simple chemistries. This position is for evening shift mainly (3pm-11:30pm) and require candidate to be flexible with night and weekend shifts as needed.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Working within a team structure under the direction of the CCI Lab Manager Designee and SPL Supervisor to insure an efficient and high quality specimen-processing environment while providing customer oriented services.

Collects and/or centrifuges and/or separates and aliquots specimens according to established procedures. Makes sure that specimens are handled in the order of established priority.

Responsible for transcribing all protocols and preparing all required paperwork for both 9A and 9B research units.

Responsible for uploading patient's samples information into database systems.

Labels specimen collection and storage containers. Completes all documentation required for individual specimens according to research protocol requirements and within the guidelines and policies of the CCI Laboratories.

Perform routine specimen analysis using waived/non waived sample testing and record sample results.

Maintains same laboratory instrumentation to performance standards. Participates in the investigation of new equipment and instrumentation and makes recommendations based on equipment utility and performance. Collects data/information to discuss any problems and initiate remedial action as necessary or instructed.

Responsible for helping to maintain an adequate inventory of supplies used by the SPL Lab. This includes but is not restricted to ordering supplies as needed; maintaining proper storage of reagents and supplies, and maintaining all appropriate records.

Responsible for assisting with the orientation and training of new personnel in the specimen processing laboratory procedures and policies as required for the individual's level of interaction with the SPL.

Participates in internal and external continuing education programs and/or presents projects or data at meetings.

Maintains established department policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection controls.

Performs all other duties/responsibilities as directed.


BA / BS Required

Skills and Abilities Required:

Must be extremely organized and capable of working under pressure.

Ability to identify potential or on-going problems and help develop solutions to such problems.

Must have the ability to work independently under general supervision.

Must possess initiative.

Must possess good interpersonal skills to interact courteously and effectively with co-workers, research investigators, other hospital personnel, and external contacts.

Must have basic computer experience.

Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English.

Working Conditions:

Normal specimen laboratory and outpatient environments

May have exposure to infectious materials and hazardous substances, exposure to odors, exposure to noise, under controlled conditions

Possible visual strain and hand strain encountered while performing specimen-processing duties or while using computer terminals.

Work requires frequent standing, walking, and occasional lifting or carrying of supplies.

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