Resource Technologist B (Immune Health Institute)
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Posted Job Title
Resource Technologist B (Immune Health Institute)
Job Profile Title
Resource Technologist B
Job Description Summary
The Immune Health Initiative at Penn seeks a highly motivated, dedicated, and detail-oriented Resource Technologist to coordinate clinical and translational research projects and assist in processing human biospecimens procured from these studies.
Clinical coordination, documentation, and data management
Sample acquisition, tracking, storage, and organization
- Daily coordination of multiple clinical trials and investigator-initiated research. Close communication with clinicians, investigators, clinical research coordinators, and the processing team is essential to perform this responsibility. The Resource Technologist will be an integral player by being the center of coordination and execution of all moving parts of the team and will play a pivotal role in successful development and establishment of a central hub for curating clinical care of Immune Health patients through translational research.
- Coordinate, organize, complete, and maintain all study documentation, including any essential and/or regulatory study documents. Enter clinical sample processing records into appropriate electronic data capture systems. Write and regularly revise SOPs.
- Maintain daily spreadsheets to assure accurate and complete records of patient databases.
- Assist in external shipment/transfer of blood, urine, and tissue biospecimens.
- Maintain sample schedule and coordinate with team/personnel calendar to organize biospecimen processing and external scientific experiment schedules.
- May assist in managing the team's social media accounts and research websites.
- Process human biospecimens, including blood and tissue, for a variety of clinical trials being conducted throughout the Penn community, including COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines.
- Ability to follow established standard procedures, attention to detail, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability and eagerness to work in a team setting.
- Work closely with Immune Health Processing Unit manager to triage/prioritize sample allocation. Candidate can demonstrate independent judgement in technique and method selection, protocol design and execution, data analysis and use of standard operating procedures for a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity to meet assigned objectives.
- Previous experience processing human biospecimens and working in a sterile laboratory environment is highly desired and candidate should possess strong analytical, problem-solving, and process improvement skills.
Support in immunological assay execution and development
- Help with organization, management, and storage of processed clinical samples using the LabVantage (LIMS) system.
- Pick up and/or deliver clinical samples at various locations on UPenn's medical campus.
- Prepare samples for high-dimensional phenotypic and functional analysis of single cells using flow cytometry/CyTOF.
- Perform other routine laboratory tasks including, but not limited to CBC, media preparation, inventory management, and scheduled equipment maintenance.
- Ability to develop, learn, and execute new assays as necessary.
Bachelor's Degree in biology, biochemistry, or related field with 3-5 year(s) of related experience in handling and processing human biospecimens, including blood and tissue, or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Position contingent upon funding.
Effective problem-solving abilities; detail-oriented; effective communication and writing skills; strong organizational and time management skills; flexible and able to multi-task; demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently. Knowledge of IRB and human research protection regulations is a bonus. Should be proficient in Microsoft Windows and databases such as REDCap and LabVantage
Office, library, computer room; Requires extensive safety training; Exposure to chemicals; Requires protective devices
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less; Intermittently sitting/standing/stoopingJob Location - City, State
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaResource Technologist BDepartment / School
Perelman School of MedicinePay Range
$43,919.00 - $66,183.00Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.University Benefits
Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.
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