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Documentation Coordinator/Processor I

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Frederick, MD
Start date
Nov 26, 2022

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Clinical, Clinical Project Management, Regulatory
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
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Documentation Coordinator/Processor I

Job ID: req3010
Employee Type: nonexempt full-time
Division: Applied & Development Research Program
Facility: Frederick: Ft Detrick
Location: PO Box B, Frederick, MD 21702 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

Accountability, Compassion, Collaboration, Dedication, Integrity and Versatility; it's the FNL way.


The Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. With more than 2,000 employees, the FNLCR is responsible for pursuing translational and applied biomedical research that is unique from academia, the pharmaceutical industry, or other federal contractors. The selected candidate will join the NCI Patient Derived Models Repository (PDMR) program, located at the NCI-Frederick campus.

The PDMR program provides scientific and logistical support for all aspects of patient-derived model development including tissue and clinical data acquisition, model development, model quality control and quality assurance, and model distribution.


  • Serve as a member of a cross-functional team supporting research patient enrollment, data entry, and specimen receipt
  • Perform / review data entry, including performing quality control of incoming specimen information
  • Receive, track, and anonymize biological specimens received from clinical sites
  • Maintain database information confirming receipt of specimens
  • Communicate with shipping companies regarding delayed packages and reconcile weekly invoices
  • Track status of sample requests received from processing/repository facilities and transport samples between on-site facilities
  • Review animal facility in vivo receipt data entry for consistency
  • Maintain updated SOPs for all tasks


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of a high-school diploma or equivalent. Foreign degrees will be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
  • Ability to perform data entry, data retrieval, and data QA/QC across multiple platforms
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Acrobat
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • College entry level math skills
  • Experience with handling of biological specimens
  • Experience in quality assurance or control for technical documents, or similar
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently but also coordinate work efforts with team members


  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to animal(s)
    and/or animal material(s)
  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to infectious
    material, requiring medical clearance and immunizations

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)



A rewarding career with global impact

Whether you’re an expert in your field or just starting out, we have a career opportunity for you. We’re always looking for people to join us in fulfilling the mission of the Frederick National Laboratory: discovery, innovation, and success in the biomedical sciences.

Our team of 2,400+ scientists, technicians, administrators, and support staff work at the forefront of basic, translational, and preclinical science, with a focus on cancer, AIDS, and other infectious diseases.

We collaborate with colleagues across the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and others throughout the National Institutes of Health. We also engage with extramural investigators in academia, government and industry.

Your path to joining our team begins with the desire to work for the only national laboratory dedicated to biomedical research. Our employees share a common desire to help make a difference in cancer research and public health concerns. As you search for a career that fits your education, skills, and abilities, explore the core values that guide us and emphasize work-life balance.

Discover why joining the Frederick National Laboratory team could be the most important career step you take



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