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Biobank Lab Processing Tech I in Boston, Massachusetts

67494BRJob Posting Title:Biobank Lab Processing Tech IDepartment:Research-BiorepositoryAutoReqId:67494BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Posting 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 responsibilities for a Biobank Lab Processing Technician are to:

  • Perform 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. Prepare samples for storage, send out and special requests.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Participate 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:

  • 2 years' experience with an Associate's Degree; No experience required with Bachelor's Degree

  • Skills to perform statistical calculation for data reporting

  • Knowledge of MS Office software especially Excel

  • Knowledge of laboratory techniques and equipment

    Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a rotating days/evenings and week-end schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.

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