Biobank Technician

at Loyola University Chicago
Published July 29, 2022
Location Chicago, IL
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  

Description

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Loyola requires (https://www.luc.edu/coronavirus/#recent_changes) all faculty, staff, and students to be COVID-19 vaccinated (https://www.luc.edu/healthsafetyandwellbeing/covid-19inforesources/vaccineinformation/index.shtml) along with receiving the COVID-19 Booster vaccine when eligible. Anexemption (https://www.luc.edu/media/lucedu/hr/2021/Vaccination%20Exemption%20Form.pdf) for a qualified medical or religious reason may be submitted for review/approval.

If you are invited for an on-campus interview, you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test results no more than 48 hours prior to arriving on campus. PCR or rapid antigen test results are acceptable.

Position Details

Position Details

Job Title Biobank Technician

Position Number 8150774

Job Category University Staff

Job Type Full-Time

FLSA Status Non-Exempt

Campus Maywood-Health Sciences Campus

Department Name CLINICAL RESEARCH OFFICE

Location Code CLINICAL RESEARCH OFFICE (06124A)

Is this split and/or fully grant funded? Yes

Duties and Responsibilities

The Biobank Technician will carry out the efficient daily operation of the Loyola University Biobank.

The Loyola University Biobank is one of 4 interactive and cooperative cores within the Loyola University Clinical Research Office. The Biobank provides well-controlled, fully compliant, centralized mechanisms for research participant sample collection, storage and distribution. Standard operating procedures are in place to ensure samples are handled/processed appropriately. Specimens are then tracked by the sample management software via a barcode system which provides a real time electronic inventory of samples and a link to user defined sample information.

Coordination:

Interact with Biobank Director, CRO staff and researchers to support and coordinate

Ensure necessary consents/authorizations are in place

Maintain study records and associated clinical data bases (RedCap) as needed

Handle sample requests, and process/deliver samples within agreed upon timelines

Track tasks and deliverables to maintain accurate records

Performs additional duties as required as new studies are initiated

Sample Collection, Processing and Banking:

Ensure samples are collected and processed, labelled, stored and cataloged appropriately

Perform DNA , RNA and protein extraction from blood and tissue samples

Perform immunohistochemical staining of tissue samples

Retrieve requested samples and prepare sample inventories/data reports as needed

Prepare samples for shipping and receiving as needed per protocols

Maintain sample data bases (freezerworks)

Biobank Management:

Maintain necessary biobank supplies

Maintain service records and prepare invoices for services

Work with the Biobank Director to ensure adequate updating and organization of protocols related to research studies, the overall organization of the biobank, as well as the maintenance and calibration of equipment.

Operate and maintain a variety of scientific instrumentation (e.g. centrifuges, freezers, sample processing machines)

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

tbd

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills related to:

  • interacting professionally with researchers and clinicians

  • Documentation and writing skills

  • Employment of universal biohazard safety precautions

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and established procedures

  • Ability to perform basic filing, office procedures and word processing

  • Ability to maintain accuracy and consistency

  • Ability to finish tasks in a timely manner

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Ability to deal calmly and courteously with people

  • Ability to deal with stressful situations

  • Ability to function independently and manage ones own time and work tasks

  • Ability to work as an effective research team member

  • Ability to organize workflow

    Certificates/Credentials/Licenses

N/A

Computer Skills

N/A

Supervisory Responsibilities No

Required operation of university owned vehicles No

Does this position require direct animal or patient contact? Yes

Physical Demands None

Working Conditions None

Open Date

Close Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

COVID -19 Vaccination Requirement

Loyola requires (https://www.luc.edu/coronavirus/#recent_changes) all faculty, staff, and students to be COVID -19 vaccinated (https://www.luc.edu/healthsafetyandwellbeing/covid-19inforesources/vaccineinformation/index.shtml) along with receiving the COVID -19 Booster vaccine when eligible. Anexemption (https://www.luc.edu/media/lucedu/hr/2021/Vaccination%20Exemption%20Form.pdf) for a qualified medical or religious reason may be submitted for review/approval.

If you are invited for an on-campus interview, you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination OR a negative COVID -19 test results no more than 48 hours prior to arriving on campus. PCR or rapid antigen test results are acceptable.

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