University of Pennsylvania BIOSPECIMEN COORDINATOR in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-29344

Posted Job Title BIOSPECIMEN COORDINATOR

School Name Perelman School of Medicine

Org PA-Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Posted to the Web 07/10/2018

Posted Job/Salary Grade 025

Employment Type Non-Exempt

Hours 37.50

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 8-5pm

Months 12

Position Length Contingent Upon Funding

Position End Date

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education. http://www.med.upenn.edu/

Duties

This individual will be providing biospecimen services to the scientific community. Working in a clinical environment, this position will involve tissue collection and processing including sectioning and standard histological procedures; Label samples and assist with specimen inventory and tracking; Communicate with biorepository users regarding protocols and sample availability; Ship and track biosamples per IATA regulations; Maintenance lab equipment; Coordinate work flow for project related activities in a team environment; Maintain records and documentation for lab and bench activities. Will require travel to multiple locations, valid driver’s license required. Special projects and other duties as needed.Position is contingent on continued funding.

Qualifications

A High School Diploma or GED and 5-7 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. Histology skills or experience with molecular laboratory techniques preferred, other technical skills a plus (i.e. aseptic technique or cryopreservation). A working knowledge of medical terminology and medical experience either in a clinical and/or research setting is required. Experience with phlebotomy and/or molecular laboratory techniques a plus. Excellent oral and written communication skills required; Knowledge of IRBs and Human subject protection regulations; Requires the ability to work both independently and as part of a team; Applicants must have effective problem solving abilities, strong multitasking, organization and time management skills. Must be detail-oriented, accurate and able to prioritize in a fast-paced environment; Some evenings, and weekends as needed. Rotating responsibility for late and on-call schedule. Valid driver’s license and clean driving record required.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements

Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/38433

Posting Supplemental Questions

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  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

  • Jobs@Penn

  • Contacted by a Penn Recruiter

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  • Referred by a friend or family member

  • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)

  • Inside Higher Ed

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  • Professional Affiliation/Trade Website

  • Diversity Association/Publication Website

  • Heard about it at a conference or career fair

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  • Recruitment and/or staffing agency


  • What is your highest level of education completed?

  • Less than high school education

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Vocational or Technical School

  • Associate's Degree or Two Year College

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Master's Degree

  • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree


  • How many years of experience do you have related to this position?

  • 0 to 1 Year

  • 1 to 2 Years

  • 2 to 3 Years

  • 3 to 5 Years

  • 5 to 7 Years

  • 7 to 10 Years

  • Over 10 Years

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter