Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday/8:30-5:00pm/40 hrs.
Location: East Baltimore
The Lab Coordinator is responsible for the processing and shipment of samples that come to the lab. The coordinator will be expected to independently perform accessioning, processing, and shipping duties in a service laboratory.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Follows Good Laboratory Practices
Collects, processes, documents, stores and ships patient specimens according to Study Protocol
Extracts RNA and DNA from banked tissue samples
Helps organize and maintain the SAC freezer inventory
Is responsible for the shipment of batched samples for clinical trials
Keeps track of due dates for batch shipment of specimens
Performs internal transfers of specimens to labs within the Cancer Center.
Attends clinical trial start up meetings and provides input for clinical research staff in regards to sample procurement and shipment of processed samples.
Maintains samples processed in the appropriate database and barcodes all specimens processed
Reviews new trials as necessary and helps create correlative worksheets
Assists in training new laboratory personnel for sample processing and shipment
Troubleshoots samples that come to lab with missing information
Maintains equipment calibration binder and ensures that all centrifuges, freezers and pipettes are calibrated on schedule.
Must have proficiency using Microsoft Office products.
Other duties as assigned by the Core Director and/or Core Supervisor/Manager.
Scope of Responsibility:
Knows the informal policies, procedures and practices necessary to conduct the normal function of a specific section, unit, or work area.
Is aware of the role of the position and its potential impact on the working unit.
Carries out duties and responsibilities with minimal supervision.
Makes decisions and establishes work priorities on procedure-oriented operations.
High School Diploma/GED and some college coursework in the Biological Sciences and one year of related laboratory experience. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Bachelor's degree and two years of related laboratory experience desired.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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