The Biobank and Molecular Analysis Program (BMAP) at Nemours Children's Health is seeking a full-time Clinical Research Technologist 1 to perform a primary specimen processing role in the CAP accredited program. This individual will work under the supervision of the BMAP Program Manager and performs some assignments independently as discussed and approved by senior lab staff. This individual will conduct routine specimen processing for both internally and externally funded projects of interest to the laboratory, including plasma/serum processing, mononuclear cell extraction, and tissue culture. Additional responsibilities include assisting in processing clinical trial specimens, as well as assisting senior laboratory staff in the processing of core facility specimens and specialized instrumentation. Maintains both handwritten and computerized records of work performed. Assists in implementation of new laboratory protocols and processes, maintenance of lab equipment, and monitors supplies. Performs basic safety functions in the lab, including testing of equipment. Performs basic data analysis; prepares tables/charts/graphs and assists in organizing data. Participates at research laboratory meetings.
Responsible for processing various biological specimens (blood and body fluid, tissue, bone marrow, etc) and utilizing databases for specimen tracking, following laboratory protocols and SOP's.
Assists in maintaining the laboratory environment, equipment, and function, at a level consistent with CAP guidelines.
Function independently as assigned and assists in resolving issues in coordination with senior lab staff/PI.
Engage in and actively follows the five Nemours Associate Core Competencies - Cultural Stewardship; Relationship Management; Commitment to Improvement and Quality; Effective Communication and Champions Change.
Bachelor's degree in biological or medical related science required
At least 1-3 years working experience in biomedical clinical or research laboratory
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.