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Children's Hospital Boston Biobank Lab Processing Tech II in Boston, Massachusetts

61124BRTitle:Biobank Lab Processing Tech IIDepartment:Research-BiorepositoryAutoReqId:61124BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Category:ResearchJob Posting Description:At Boston Children’s Hospital, the quality of our care – and our inclusive hospital working environment – lies in the diversity of our people. With patients from local communities and 160 countries around the world, we’re committed to reflecting the spectrum of their cultures, while opening doors of opportunity for our team. Here, different talents pursue common goals. Voices are heard and ideas are shared. Join us, and discover how your unique contributions can change lives. Yours included.

The Biobank Laboratory Processing Technician II shall be responsible for:

  • Performing pre analytical specimen preparation, including check in and ID Validation of specimens, identifying appropriate Service workflows based on SOPs/Project Specific Job Aids, evaluate specimen quality upon receipt, aliquoting and DNA/RNA extraction. Prepares samples for storage, send out and special requests.

  • Ensuring sample integrity by performing spectrometric and fluorescence quality control assays

  • Operating Laboratory Information Management System (BioSTOR), such as querying databases, ordering services, and closing work orders.

  • Providing courteous and timely customer service to providers calling or visiting the lab. Handles more complex inquiries.

  • Assisting in writing and editing SOPs and Project Specific Job Aids.

  • Performing daily QC and routine evaluation of instrumentation such as centrifuges, refrigerators, freezers, liquid handlers, extraction instrumentation etc.

  • Maintaining workplace in a neat and orderly fashion. Monitors supply inventory to keep work area adequately stocked and orders as necessary.

  • Training Level I staff and/or operates laboratory equipment/instruments, depending on lab placement.

  • Monitoring, continuously, specimen workflow and ensures quick response for STAT orders.

  • Participating in assigned departmental Quality Improvement processes, as necessary.

  • During business hours (8am to 6pm) monitor freezer performance to ensure integrity of specimens used for clinical and research purposes.

  • During off hours (6pm to 8am, weekend and holiday), carry a pager connected to a remote temperature alarm system. Lab employees at the Biobank carry the Freezer On-Call Pager for 1-week rotation. The on-call employee is obligated to monitor alarms and must respond to alarms in less than 2 hours in case of an emergency.

In order to qualify you must have:

  • An associate’s degree in biological sciences with 4 years of experience or a Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience

Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Flexible schedule (if applicable). Discover your best.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

*LI Office/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular

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