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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Research Specialist- Cancer, Tissue, & Pathology in Atlanta, Georgia


Under supervision performs technical laboratory activities related to tissue collection, storage, processing and distribution services for the Winship Cancer Institute Cancer Tissue & Pathology Shared Resource (CTPSR). Works in a multidisciplinary team focused on providing high quality human biological specimens for research. Performs technical services such as tissue or blood processing, cutting, staining, transport and shipping of tissue samples and other related laboratory procedures as needed. This position will be primarily located at the Emory Midtown location and will involve teamwork with surgeons, operating room personnel, research coordinators/assistants and pathology staff to facilitate expeditious procurement, harvesting, archiving and disbursement of solid human tissue and other human biological specimens from the operating rooms and clinics for approved research.

Coordinates all tissue banking activities and manages and maintains the multiple databases at the site. Maintains chain of custody and follows established procedures and standards of tissue procurement to ensure productivity and quality control of tissue acquisition. Responsible for managing associated data in order to produce reliable analytical reports of specimens procured at the site. Maintain acceptable production & quality levels, and provides input and recommends alternative methods to facilitate and/or improve services to researchers. All work performed in accordance with standard operating procedures and regulatory and quality control guidelines.

This position will involve some travel to other sites within the Emory system. Excellent customer service skills required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in a life science and a strong research background. Gross anatomy, histology experience and/or certification highly preferred. Excellent customer service skills required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in a scientific field OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

Additional Details

Must complete required training modules, demonstrate knowledge and ability to follow standard processes. Conducts and develops interpersonal relationships with professionalism and diplomacy. Follows the direction of the manager and/or directors and maintains communication regarding ongoing activities of the bank. Other duties as defined by management. Must follow work schedule as defined by management. This position will also involve some travel to other sites within the Emory system.

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Job Number 34626

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Exec.V.P. for Health Affairs

Department Winship Clinical Trials

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.

Job Category Laboratory