The BioLibrary Research Assistant 2 is responsible for performing research activities supporting the collection, processing, and distribution of human biospecimens for oncology research. Primary responsibilities include:
Coordination of subject enrollments with clinic staff - identifying and consenting participating patients; keeping detailed and accurate documentation of activities; extracting clinical data from patient records and documenting annotations in database(s)
Tissue specimen collection - review operating room schedules for surgical cases meeting of interest; work closely with surgical staff and pathologist assistants to obtain surgical tissue; process tissue according to BioLibrary procedures including use of dissection tools and chemical preservatives
Inventory management - Enter all subject and samples into database system for tracking; assist specimen management staff with transport of specimen between OHSU sites via tram, shuttle, and on foot; accession new specimens into inventory; help maintain paper and electronic specimen records; collect and entry specified data from medical records
Reporting & administrative study support - collecting data and developing reports; maintaining required records; ordering supplies; written and verbal communication with patients, OHSU staff, and external clients
Processing and distribution of these resources , and maintenance of study related documentation
Other tasks may be assigned as needed to meet objectives of the OHSU Knight BioLibrary. The Research Assistant will be expected to collaborate closely with other teammates to efficiently complete assigned tasks.
Every Knight Cancer employee is expected to embody our guiding principles:
We act BOLDLY\u2014Breakthroughs require pushing the boundaries of science, exploring new frontiers, and thinking differently.
We SUPPORT each other\u2014Respect leads to trust, which leads to excellence.
We work as a CONNECTED team \u2014 We must leverage our collective brain power to conquer cancer because no one individual can do it alone.
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