Biospecimen Repository Specialist
We are currently searching for a Biospecimen Repository Specialist to 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. This is a full-time, on-site opportunity in Bethesda, MD.Duties & Responsibilities
- 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.
- Determine when modifications and adjustments are necessary for experiments.
- Provide training to staff on the performance of laboratory experiments, assays, and protocols.
- Provide one-on-one and group training related to safety standards on usage and disposal of chemicals and reagents.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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, and 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.
- Collect and enter research data into laboratory notebooks and databases.
- Work with staff on the maintenance of laboratory logs and databases.
- Ensure that supplies and consumables are ready and on hand as necessary for maximum efficiency in the laboratory.
- Ensure that adequate clean inventory is available for immediate usage.
- Perform experiments on samples according to protocols.
- 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.
- 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.
- Follow established procedures and protocols; utilize aseptic technique to perform experiment.
- 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.
- Coordinate general laboratory maintenance, including equipment upkeep and calibration.
- Perform preventive maintenance on laboratory equipment.
- Maintain technical acuity requirements.
- Prepare training materials and presentations for staff training.
- 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.
- Bachelor’s degree in Biochemical Sciences or Molecular Biology
- At least 3-4 years of experience
- NIH POTS
- 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
- DNA Purification
- Cell culture
- Primary cell culture
- Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Dovel Technologies and its Family of Companies (Medical Science & Computing and Ace Info Solutions) was acquired in October 2021.
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