The purpose of this position is to support the Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care in managing its research repository of biological specimens and data, by consenting patients, collecting and processing tissue and blood samples in collaboration with OHSU clinics, and ensuring safe storage and accurate recording of the samples.
Responsibilities will include picking up human specimens in the clinic, potentially processing blood in the lab, chart review, data entry, informing potential patients about pancreas research studies, consenting and enrolling appropriate patients, maintaining and querying a database of participants in multiple studies, and assisting with the growth and maintenance of a community registry of potential research participants.
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