Scientific Technician
Univ of Kansas Medical Center - Kansas City, KS

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The Biospecimen Repository Core Facility Technician is responsible for the collection, processing, storage of human tissue and blood/body fluids related to effective banking of tissues. The technician helps maintain inventory, assists in identifying specimens for research and performs further processing as needed.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in the biological sciences, healthcare, or a related field. Must possess ability to interact easily with clinical and research staff. Must possess superb time management skills; be well organized and highly motivated.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience processing human blood and tissue. A basic understanding and knowledge of human anatomy and physiology as well as competence in medical terminology (especially tissue part types) is preferred.

Instructions for applying

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THE FOLLOWING FIELDS ARE USED FOR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION

Duty (1) Description

Identify, collect and process human tissues and/or body fluids per the general guidelines of the Biospecimen Resource Core Facility (BRCF) or per specific study guidelnes. Routine tissue processing typically includes timely aliquoting and freezing of samples.

Duty (1) Essential or Marginal

Essential

Duty (2) Description

Responsible for the technical processing of human blood/body fluids per BRCF/study guidelines. Processing may include separating blood into components, cryopreservation of lymphocytes, and isolation of DNA from blood and buccal cells. Provide special handling and processing of unusual speciments including ascites fluid.

Duty (2) Essential or Marginal

Essential

Duty (3) Description

Structly follow established quality control assurance policies and procedures, including appropriate documentation. Complete all clerical data entry associated with each case or as assigned.

Duty (3) Essential or Marginal

Essential

Duty (4) Description

Maintains and cleans all laboratory equipment and work area daily. Disposes of biohazardous materials, chemical waste, sharps, and other potentially hazardous materials according to policy.

Duty (4) Essential or Marginal

Essential

Duty (5) Description

Responsible for specimen storage, shipping, data collection and record keeping.

Duty (5) Essential or Marginal

Essential

Duty (6) Description

Assist in specimen selection, retrieval and data linking for research studies. Interpret patient clinical dat for research data input. Verify and select biosamples for research studies as directed by lab manager/supervisor.

Duty (6) Essential or Marginal

Essential

Duty (7) Description

Develop and maintain lab guidelines for specific studies as directed by lab manager/supervisor.

Duty (7) Essential or Marginal

Essential

Duty (8) Description

Develop new protocols and trouble-shoot existing assays as needed.

Duty (8) Essential or Marginal

Essential

Duty (9) Description

Troubleshoot technical problems as they arrise, including appropriate documentation.

Duty (9) Essential or Marginal

Essential

Duty (10) Description

Order supplies and negotiate prices on lab consumables.

Duty (10) Essential or Marginal

Essential

Mental/Cognitive Requirements:
Communication

Comprehend and use basic language, either written or spoken, to communicate information and ideas

Yes

Comprehend and use technical or professional language, either written or spoken, to communicate complex ideas

Yes

Calculation

Perform numerical operations using basic counting, adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing

Yes

Perform Complex quantitative calculations or reasoning using algebra, geometry, statistics, or abstract symbols

No

Problem Solving

Formulate and apply appropriate course of action for routine or familiar situations

Yes

Use logic to define problem, collect information, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, interpret information and deal with abstract variables for unique or unfamiliar situations

Yes

Other Mental/Cognitive Requirements (please describe)

Physical Activities

Repetitive Motion - Repeating movements of arms, hands, wrists

Frequently (2.5 to 5.5 hours/day)

Talk - Express or exchange ideas verbally

Frequently (2.5 to 5.5 hours/day)

Hear - Perceive sound by ear

Frequently (2.5 to 5.5 hours/day)

See - Obtain impressions through the eye

Frequently (2.5 to 5.5 hours/day)

Level of physical activity

Sedentary

Physical Requirements

Kneel- Bend legs at knee, come to rest on knees

Crouch/Squat - Bend body down and forward, bending legs and spine

Crawl - Move on hands, knees and feet

Climb - Ascend/descend ladders, stairs, ramps

Sit

Stand

Walk - Move about on foot

Average distance per shift

Stoop - Bend downward and forward at waist

Lift - Raise or lower 10 lbs. from one level to another

Lift - Raise or lower 25 lbs. from one level to another

Carry - Transport an object

Push - Press with steady force, thrust objects forward, downward, outward

Pull - Drag or tug objects

Turn/twist - Move a body part in circular motion

Bend - Bend downward and forward by bending the spine at waist

Balance - Exceeding ordinary body equilibrium

Reach - Extend hands and arms in any direction

Handle - Seize, hold, turn with hands

Ability to distinguish color

Other Physical Activity (please describe)

Average amount of time for other physical activity

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