GW's Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine (MITM) conducts innovative, fundamental, basic, and translational research for HIV/AIDS, HIV-related malignancies, and poverty related infectious diseases (PRIDs). MITM has a strong tradition of training and policy advocacy for these infectious and parasitic diseases, which initiate and perpetuate poverty and suffering worldwide. Additional information on MITM can be found at the following link: http://smhs.gwu.edu/microbiology/
MITM is searching for a full-time Research Associate for the George Washington Cancer Center Biobank. This position will assist the PI in the collection, processing, and maintenance of bio-specimens and associated data for the GW Cancer Center Biobank. In addition, the individual will assist in the maintenance of the databases associated with different specimen collections.
Serve as biorepository coordinator for the GW Cancer Center to include collection/receipt, processing and preservation of bio-specimens, tissue preparation and assays (tissue embedding, microarrays, EBV assays, immunohistochemical tests) as per biorepository best practices (BBP).
Consents patients deemed eligible for possible donation of tissues and other biological materials and ensures proper notifications between surgeons and pathologists between the operating room and the Pathology Frozen Room
Collects and assess data
Requests biospecimen samples from outside the institution
Works with project managers and researchers to prepare for and execute assigned studies
Assist in the preparation and maintenance of standard operating procedures (SOPs), manuals of operations (MOPs), and study protocols
Assist in the management of the various informatics systems and maintains the Cancer Center database with other CCB personnel
Assists in the preparation of the annual site audit report for review by the PI.
Maintain and troubleshoot equipment.
Perform any other duties as appropriate within their competence, as required.
Master’s degree plus 1 year of relevant experience
Experience in a research laboratory, tissue bank or biobank preferred.
Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft applications and data management software
Strong attention to detail and highly organized
Experience in inventory management
Working knowledge of anatomical and medical terminology.
Require’s a master’s degree and 1 year of experience in the field or in a related area.
GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. The university has more than 20,000 students from all 50 states, the District and more than 130 countries studying a rich range of disciplines: from forensic science and creative writing to international affairs and computer engineering, as well as medicine, public health, the law and public policy.