Clinical Research Lab Tech, Center for Clinical Investigation, Per Diem Weekend Days at Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Looking for Clinical Investigation Technician to work:

  • Mostly weekend schedule - day shift

  • Standard day shift 7am-7pm


The Clinical Investigation technician serves as a support staff for the CCI Specimen Processing Laboratory (SPL) and
Biosafety Level 2 lab (BSL-2). The CCI Clinical Investigation Technician will be working independently under the general
supervision of the Operations Manager and directly under supervision of the Specimen Processing Lab (SPL) Supervisor,
and in accordance with established procedures and policies, assists with the handling and processing of all specimens in
the Processing lab and Biosafety Level 2 lab (BSL-2). This includes compliance with research protocol instructions while
maintaining lab services and procedures within standard guidelines. Assists with the timely flow of specimens through
the specimen processing area and understanding the importance of the specimens being processed. Performs various
duties associated with the maintenance of quality service parameters for the processing area, including but not restricted
to, general record and documentation maintenance. Uses waived instrumentation for simple chemistries.


- Working within a team structure under the direction of the Operations Manager and SPL Supervisor to insure an efficient
and high-quality specimen-processing environment while providing customer-oriented services.
- Collects and/or centrifuges and/or separates and aliquots specimens according to established procedures. Makes sure
that specimens are handled in the order of established priority.
- Responsible for transcribing all protocols and preparing all required paperwork for both 9A and 9B research units.
- Responsible for uploading patient's samples information into database systems.
- Labels specimen collection and storage containers. Completes all documentation required for individual specimens
according to research protocol requirements and within the guidelines and policies of the CCI Laboratories.
- Perform routine specimen analysis using waived/non waived sample testing and record sample results.
- Maintains same laboratory instrumentation to performance standards. Participates in the investigation of new equipment
and instrumentation and makes recommendations based on equipment utility and performance. Collects data/information
to discuss any problems and initiate remedial action as necessary or instructed.
- Responsible for helping to maintain an adequate inventory of supplies used by the SPL Lab. This includes but is not
restricted to ordering supplies as needed; maintaining proper storage of reagents and supplies and maintaining all
appropriate records.
- Responsible for assisting with the orientation and training of new personnel in the specimen processing laboratory
procedures and policies as required for the individual's level of interaction with the SPL.
- Participates in internal and external continuing education programs and/or presents projects or data at meetings.
- Maintains established department policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection
- Performs all other duties/responsibilities as directed.



College undergraduate required. Priority is given to candidates with science or patient care background and an interest in
or experience with scientific research.


- Must be extremely organized and capable of working under pressure.
- Ability to identify potential or on-going problems and help develop solutions to such problems.
- Must have the ability to work independently under general supervision.
- Must be able to work in a BSL-2+ lab.
- Must possess initiative.
- Must possess good interpersonal skills to interact courteously and effectively with co-workers, research investigators,
other hospital personnel, and external contacts.
- Must have basic computer experience.
- Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English.

EEO Statement

BWH is an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin,
sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected
under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in
the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of
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