ACDM RESEARCH TECHNICIAN I
The Methodist Research Institute - Houston, TX

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JOB SUMMARY

Collects, prepares and stores human tissue specimens for use in research activities. Enters clinical data into databases. Prepares tissue for distribution from the bank.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under close supervision of the laboratory director, manager or senior laboratory staff this position may include:

Handling human tissue.

Bench chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology or other scientific techniques

Collection of tissue, blood or other biological specimens

Collection of data

Order laboratory supplies and equipment

Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

HS diploma or equivalent GED.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Human specimen technical/lab experience preferred. Previous experience with medical records requirements and patient confidentiality guidelines.

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

Requires effective written and verbal communication skills.

Requires effective time management skills

Requires experience with computer spreadsheets or databases.

Requires Microsoft Office skills.

Independent judgment is required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Extended periods of walking and standing may be required.

Lifting, pushing or pulling required (maximum 50 lbs.)

An Activity Checklist (see final page)

Visual acuity and attention to detail to match small print on sample labels.

Fine motor coordination for accurate and efficient specimen preparation.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Office and research laboratory environment

Some work in refrigerated areas. Limited exposure to sub-zero conditions (freezers)

Universal precautions required

Significant potential for exposure to Latex

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