Precision Health Biobank Coordinator (1 Year Fixed Term)
Job Number: 85275
The Stanford Precision Health Biobank (PHB) is focused on supporting an institutional effort at Stanford University School of Medicine to collect biological data from thousands of patients matched to their diverse medical histories. The patient samples and genetic information can be used by both bench and data scientists to identify and study potential biomarkers for novel drug development and cutting-edge therapeutics.
PHB is part of the Stanford Biobank center, which is providing resources to scientists to accelerate their analysis of biosamples across campus. Under the direction of the Biobank Manager, we are seeking a Biobank Coordinator to manage communications to Stanford faculty for the use of the current samples, and support consenting through the center's e-consent platform, training of clinical personnel, tracking of participants, and leasing with participants and researchers for more information. In addition, the incumbent will provide general sample management support, such as specimen accessioning, storage, retrieval, distribution, and record keeping.
This position is fixed-term for one year, providing an excellent opportunity to work with Stanford faculty and gain experience in the support of clinical trials, biobanking and the implantation of an e-consent platform for patients enrolling in the Precision Health Biobank.
Collection, storage, retrieval and distribution of specimens and related data after appropriate training.
Assist with the implementation and use of e-consent for PHB.
Communicate and internally market PHB Biobank Samples to Stanford faculty, staff and students.
Provide biobank management assistance to Stanford Precision Health Biobank collaborators.
Provide support to clinical trial teams in the use of e-consent and Stanford Biobank procedures.
Work safely under the EH&S guidelines with potentially biohazardous biological specimens.
Identify and mitigate risks to ensure accuracy in sample and data storage.
Show professionalism and always demonstrate courteous customer service.
Extract data from source documents for research studies, as directed. Collect data and complete case report forms.
Prepare, process, and ship specimens/samples in compliance with well-defined requirements.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Organizational skills to troubleshoot unplanned situations while still meeting established deadlines.
Microsoft office suite and/or ability to learn new software.
Familiarity with databases, reporting, performance indicators, and the Microsoft suite.
Capable of independent and self-motivated work to complete tasks with minimal direction.
Must maintain punctuality, good attendance and flexibility to work hours when study subjects are scheduled.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Two-year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED): General knowledge of medical terminology. CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES: Working toward certification(s) to perform basic patient measurements and tests, such as phlebotomy and EKG.
Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat and use fine light/fine grasping.
Occasionally sit, reach above shoulders, perform desk-based computer tasks, use a telephone and write by hand, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, grasp forcefully, sort and file paperwork or parts, rarely lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh 40 pounds or more.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Position may at times require the employee to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or exposure to chemicals, blood, body fluid or tissues and risk of exposure to contagious diseases and infections.
May require extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements and business needs.
May require transporting samples to other lab sites lab or Sponsor site
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Location: School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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