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The UCSD Moores Cancer Center (MCC) is one of only 40 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States. This designation is reserved for cancer centers with the highest achievements in cancer research, clinical care, education, and community contributions. Moores Cancer Center strives to stay at the forefront of emerging cancer research.
The goal of the Moores Cancer Center Biorepository is to provide optimal and standardized acquisition, processing, management of human biospecimens for the Biorepository and for distribution for research.
Under direct supervision, incumbent will assist staff personnel in all aspects of solid tissue acquisition, from both the UCSD Hillcrest and Thornton/Jacobs hospitals. This includes communicating with operating rooms, assisting Pathologists' Assistant and other Surgical Pathology staff in acquiring solid tissue samples for the Biorepository, processing portions of tissue for quality assurance, transporting and storing the acquired tissues, annotating samples and data entry on the Biorepository Database, and maintaining the supplies and station/area of tissue acquisition in Pathology. In addition, under close supervision incumbent will be responsible for blood processing following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Graduation from high school or a GED and two (2) years of laboratory experience or two (2) years of college including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences and one (1) year of laboratory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Basic knowledge of biology, as well as basic knowledge of blood and tissue/biospecimen processing skills.
Demonstrated experience working in a lab and/or healthcare environment.
Ability to follow step wise Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Organizational skills to maintain lab equipment and supplies, and ability to order supplies.
Knowledge in the operation of a personal computer, and familiarity with software including Access, MS Word and Excel.
Ability to interact with a large variety of physicians, healthcare professionals, patients and families in a professional and pleasant manner. Ability to read, comprehend and discuss research materials.
Strong communication skills (verbal and written) needed to interact professionally and effectively in the work environment, as well as to effectively and accurately document research procedures.
Must be willing to work with human specimens, biohazardous material and potential carcinogens.
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