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Children's Hospital Boston Research Laboratory Processing Technician III - BIOBANK in Boston, Massachusetts

56777BRTitle:Research Laboratory Processing Technician III - BIOBANKDepartment:Research-BiorepositoryAutoReqId:56777BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Category:ResearchJob Posting Description:The laboratory processing technician Independently process samples, update sample inventory and complete services for orders from clients. Communicate with clients and lab supervisor about work orders. Maintain lab equipment and monitor freezers during business hours and off hours. Staff perform all duties according to approved SOPs and Project Specific Job Aids.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs 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.

  • Schedule work orders

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

  • Interacts with customer to provide technical support. Provides courteous and timely customer service to providers calling or visiting the lab. Handles more complex inquiries. Provides computer and software training to clients

  • Under supervision writes and edits SOPs and Project Specific Job Aids.

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

  • Maintain and present quality metrics for work orders and equipment performance and management

  • Trains Level I and II staff

  • Operates laboratory equipment/instruments, depending on lab placement.

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

  • Monitor freezer performance to ensure integrity of specimens used for clinical and research purposes.

  • 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.


  • Associate Degree in biological sciences or similar field. Bachelors degree preferred.

  • 5 years' experience with an Associate's Degree; or 3 years' experience with a Bachelor's Degree

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 flexible 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.

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.

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