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Biospecimen Repository Specialist (Laboratory Technician)

Company: Staffing the Universe Family of Companies
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Previous NIH experience is a plus!

  • W-2 Only
  • Full-Time
  • Contract
  • Hybrid
  • $29-$32/hr
    Overall Position Summary and Objectives This position will support the acquisition and management of biological samples used in research and development activities. This role encompasses managing daily operations, including inventory tracking, processing, distribution, storage, withdrawal, shipment, and destruction of biological material in the biorepository.
    Minimum EducationBachelors
    Resume Max Pages3
    Certifications & Licenses
    • National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards (NCCLS)
    • Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)
    • Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT)
    • Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
    • Biosafety Level 2 (BSL 2)
      Skills (Ranked By Priority)
      • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Ultrasounds, Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Bioluminescence
      • Intramuscular Injections
      • Cell culture and blood sample processing
      • Equipment Maintenance
      • Ordering Supplies
      • SOP writing
      • Pipetting
      • DNA Purification
      • Cell culture
      • Primary cell culture
      • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
      • Western Blotting1, 2, 3, 4, 5 represents priority rankings, where 1 is highest priority and 5 is lowest priority of those ranked
        Software
        • Powerpoint
        • Outlook
        • MATLAB
        • NIH POTS
        • Excel
          Field of Study
          • Biochemical Sciences
          • Microbiology DELIVERABLES
            • Clean Equipment - Bi-Weekly
            • Meet with lab members to present updates - Quarterly
              STATEMENT OF WORK DETAILS
              Plans, executes, and arranges laboratory experiments, new techniques and procedures; and performs laboratory techniques relating to scientific research.
              • Perform a variety of laboratory techniques and procedures.
              • Perform routine analysis and tests on specimens in the laboratory.
              • Perform routine experiments and tests; follow established procedures and protocols.
                Operates laboratory machines and instruments; and prepares specimens and equipment for use.
                • Prepare materials and equipment for experiments.
                • Maintain stocked supplies and records of working reagents, including fixatives, buffers, solvents and staining.
                • Process and organize multiple samples simultaneously.
                  Performs sample management and storage.
                  • Maintain inventory system and sample storage according to outlined guidelines.
                  • Ensure that policies and procedures regarding sample retrieval and use are followed.
                  • Store new samples, update database, retrieve samples with proper authorization.
                  • Upkeep sample and database inventory; monitor overall sample inventory.
                  • Work with staff to implement storage and distribution of biological samples for future scientific research.
                    Analyzes, documents and reports on all procedures performed.
                    • Collect and enter research data into laboratory notebooks and databases.
                    • Work with staff on the maintenance of laboratory logs and databases.
                      Maintains inventory of laboratory supplies.
                      • Ensure that supplies and consumables are ready and on hand as necessary for maximum efficiency in the laboratory.
                        Cleans and sterilizes instruments, glassware and equipment.
                        • Ensure that adequate clean inventory is available for immediate usage.
                          Plan execute and arrange laboratory experiments, new techniques and procedures; and performs laboratory techniques relating to scientific research.
                          • Perform experiments on samples according to protocols.
                          • Perform routine experiments and tests; follow established procedures and protocols.
                            Maintains inventory of laboratory supplies and initiates purchase orders.
                            • Ensure that supplies and consumables are ready and on hand as necessary for maximum efficiency in the laboratory.
                            • Monitor inventory levels and proper storage of materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.
                            • Establish and maintain a record of laboratory supply usage.
                            • Monitor and inventory routine laboratory supplies; ensure that supplies are stocked and organized.
                            • Manage the laboratory logistics and supply flow by tracking the consumption of laboratory materials.
                            • Inventory laboratory supplies and equipment, make recommendations and prepare purchase requests.
                              Performs routine equipment maintenance.
                              • Perform laboratory maintenance tasks, including scheduling liquid waste container pickup.
                              • Monitor equipment performance and maintenance schedules.
                              • Assist in troubleshooting and calibrating various laboratory equipment and instruments.
                              • Monitor and maintain contracts for laboratory equipment and monitor equipment performance and maintenance schedule.
                                Plan execute and arrange laboratory experiments, new techniques and procedures; and performs laboratory techniques relating to scientific research.
                                • Follow established procedures and protocols; utilize aseptic technique to perform experiments.
                                • Perform routine analysis and tests on specimens in the laboratory
                                • Perform experiments on samples according to protocols.
                                • Perform routine experiments and tests; follow established procedures and protocols.
                                  Analyzes, documents and reports on all procedures performed and produces detailed reports for use by senior staff.
                                  • Provide experimental progress updates on procedures performed in the laboratory.
                                  • Record details of experimental procedures, results and protocols.
                                  • Collect, analyze and interpret data; prepare summaries and reports based on results and findings.
                                    Performs advanced equipment maintenance.
                                    • Coordinate general laboratory maintenance, including equipment upkeep and calibration.
                                    • Perform laboratory maintenance tasks, including scheduling liquid waste container pickup.
                                    • Perform preventive maintenance on laboratory equipment.
                                    • Maintain technical acuity requirements.
                                      Trains staff in performing routine laboratory tests and procedures.
                                      • Prepare training materials and presentations for staff training.
                                      • Provide one-on-one and group training related to safety standards on usage and disposal of chemicals and reagents.
                                      • Provide training to staff on the performance of laboratory experiments, assays and protocols.
                                      • Train new laboratory members in the correct use of equipment, application of techniques and laboratory protocols.
                                      • Work with staff to monitor and ensure that appropriate laboratory safety courses and certifications for staff are up to date.
                                        Provides insights and expertise and recommends new strategies and approaches.
                                        • Determine when modifications and adjustments are necessary for experiments.
                                        • Develop and assist in new assays for application based on requests from investigators
                                        • Recognize and initiate the investigation into problems with clinical laboratory procedures and equipment.

Keywords: Staffing the Universe Family of Companies, Bethesda , Biospecimen Repository Specialist (Laboratory Technician), Professions , Bethesda, Maryland

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