Research Laboratory Technician
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research - Bethesda, MD

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Looking for an exciting new career? Join our team! The Geneva Foundation is a non-profit organization which promotes and supports military medicine. The Foundation has built relationships with highly skilled, exceptionally motivated, world-recognized researchers and medical professionals and hires top-quality staff. By joining The Geneva Foundation, you will have an exciting and stimulating career in which you will advance, "The Future of Military Medicine. Today."

The Research Laboratory Technician I will provide technical knowledge and expertise in clinical laboratory analysis by assisting with bench top experiments, preparing and assisting with the experiments, collecting and analyzing data, and preparing reports.

DUTIES

  • Provide technical knowledge and expertise in clinical laboratory analysis.
  • Write referenced clinical treatment briefs using Government provided methodologies and formats
  • Perform preliminary research, information gathering, and information packaging in preparation for the Clinical Panels, as needed
  • Assist the production team with data input
  • Provide technical knowledge and expertise in clinical laboratory analysis with expert-guided recommendations for required tasks, length of tasks, responsible treaters, essential characteristics and material assignments
  • Adheres to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), International Air Transportation Association (IATA) Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and infection control procedures
  • Demonstrate proficiency in performing basic study related procedures as required
  • Execution and maintenance of research study
  • Manage study documentation to include accurate and timely filing
  • Collection of data and data entry
  • Perform bioassays of tissue culture and rodent tissues, when applicable to protocol
  • Responsible for cleaning, disinfecting and maintenance of all clean rooms and equipment
  • Assist with receipt and inspection of raw materials, lab ordering and stocking, as requested
  • Process and ship samples according to all regulations and protocol requirements
  • Document all correspondence and communication pertinent to the research
  • Interact and communicate effectively with PI, other site personnel, research participants, The Geneva Foundation and the study sponsor
  • Comply with all the rules and regulations as applicable to assigned duty station
  • Assist in the preparation and analysis of laboratory experiments, as requested
  • Maintain and update files of all applicable regulatory documentation for IACUC or IRB (including protocols, approvals, amendments, modifications, etc.) as well as any communications with the sponsor or any other Federal or regulatory office (including prior approvals, change in scope, etc.)
QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience required
  • 1 year experience in biomedical or research laboratory preferred
  • Non-profit, research, or healthcare experience desired
  • Demonstrate competence in oral and written communication
  • Must be organized, attentive to detail, and posses a positive, friendly and professional demeanor
  • Must be flexible with changing priorities and able to communicate in a diplomatic and professional manner
  • Computer skills including at least intermediate level experience with Excel and other Microsoft Office Software
  • Strong data management and processing skills
  • Knowledge of Military Operational Planning, the Military Health System and the Military Medical Logistics System preferred
  • Experience in performing complex chemical, biological, hematological, immunologic, microscopic, and bacteriological tests desired
  • Familiarity with medical terminology and abbreviations
  • Provide technical knowledge and expertise in clinical laboratory analysis.
  • Write referenced clinical treatment briefs using Government provided methodologies and formats
  • Perform preliminary research, information gathering, and information packaging in preparation for the Clinical Panels, as needed
  • Assist the production team with data input
  • Provide technical knowledge and expertise in clinical laboratory analysis with expert-guided recommendations for required tasks, length of tasks, responsible treaters, essential characteristics and material assignments
  • Adheres to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), International Air Transportation Association (IATA) Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and infection control procedures
  • Demonstrate proficiency in performing basic study related procedures as required
  • Execution and maintenance of research study
  • Manage study documentation to include accurate and timely filing
  • Collection of data and data entry
  • Perform bioassays of tissue culture and rodent tissues, when applicable to protocol
  • Responsible for cleaning, disinfecting and maintenance of all clean rooms and equipment
  • Assist with receipt and inspection of raw materials, lab ordering and stocking, as requested
  • Process and ship samples according to all regulations and protocol requirements
  • Document all correspondence and communication pertinent to the research
  • Interact and communicate effectively with PI, other site personnel, research participants, The Geneva Foundation and the study sponsor
  • Comply with all the rules and regulations as applicable to assigned duty station
  • Assist in the preparation and analysis of laboratory experiments, as requested
  • Maintain and update files of all applicable regulatory documentation for IACUC or IRB (including protocols, approvals, amendments, modifications, etc.) as well as any communications with the sponsor or any other Federal or regulatory office (including prior approvals, change in scope, etc.)

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