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Under indirect supervision of the lab supervisor employees 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.
The Biobank Lab Processing Technician II will 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.
Continuously monitoring specimen workflow and ensures quick response for STAT orders.
Participating in assigned departmental Quality Improvement processes, as necessary.
During business hours (8am to 6pm) monitoring freezer performance to ensure integrity of specimens used for clinical and research purposes.
During off hours (6pm to 8am, weekend and holiday), carrying 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.
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 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). 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.
Internal Number: 54657BR
About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children’s Hospital is dedicated to improving and advancing the health and well-being of children around the world through its life-changing work in clinical care, biomedical research, medical education and community engagement.
Boston Children's is ranked the number one pediatric hospital in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. It is home to the world's largest pediatric research enterprise, and it is the leading recipient of pediatric research funding from the National Institutes of Health. It is the primary pediatric teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School. Boston Children’s treats more children with rare diseases and complex conditions than any other hospital.
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