BioRepository Research Assistant

Experience Required
Employment Type
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Job Description
Job Description

This position assists in the collection, preparation and evaluation of biologic samples and other duties and activities associated with supporting research studies within the BioRepository. A key responsibility of this position is to provide support to other research coordinators, histologists, pathologists, and other members of the BioRepository team.

Essential Job Duties

1. Collects, inputs, and maintains data in Intermountain and external databases.
2. Performs organization, shipping, and re-stocking of samples for active projects.
3. Responsible for receiving new shipments of samples, coordinating the storage, and updating inventory.
4. Conducts barcoding and data uploads of incoming samples.
5. Conducts scans as samples enter the BioRepository.
6. Facilitates digitization of archival information.
7. After training, understands and follows research protocols and provides appropriate documentation.
8. Safely operates laboratory equipment and complies with all regulations.
9. Maintains knowledge of and works to ensure compliance with CAP requirements.
Job Requirements
Minimum Requirements

Demonstrated highly proactive, attention to detail, well-organized, and ability to multitask and meet deadlines.
Experience using word processing, advanced or complex spreadsheet and database applications, internet and e-mail and scheduling applications, as well as computerized tracking systems.
Experience in a role requiring effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to travel to various locations occasionally.

Physical Requirements

Ongoing need for employee to see and read information, labels, monitors, etc. and to see to identify equipment and supplies and to utilize a wide variety of information including organizing and completing documentation and forms, accessing and entering computer information, and identifying needs and urgent issues.
Frequent interactions with patient care providers, patients, and visitors that require employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information, alarms, needs, and issues quickly and accurately.
Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to manipulate complex and delicate equipment with precision and accuracy. This includes frequent computer use and typing for documenting patient interactions, accessing needed information, operating telephones and other office equipment, including manipulating paper - requiring the ability to move fingers and hands.
Expected to bend, lift, and carry patient files, documents, equipment, and supplies.
Remain sitting or standing for long periods of time while interacting with others or to perform work on a computer, telephone, or other equipment.

Preferred Requirements

Post high school education.
Experience in a research role.
Experience working with laboratory protocol, systems and documentation techniques.
Experience or familiarity with pathology or tissue collection processes.
Experience with Laboratory Information Management Systems.