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MD Anderson Cancer Center Tissue Procurement Specialist - Houston Area Locations in Houston, Texas

This position will mainly support our West Houston location. However, it will be required to travel to our other Houston Area Locations (Woodlands, League City, Sugar Land) to support clinical trial enrollment. Mileage for travel will be reimbursed per standard mileage rates. The ideal candidate will be able to travel to our different Houston Area locations, as needed, without issues,.

The primary purpose of the Tissue Procurement Specialist is to provide technical support to the Institutional Tissue Bank in the preparation and procurement of human research materials. Impact patient care through clinical and research procurement of human tissue

Biorepository Research and Clinical Collection Collect and evaluate patient/specimen samples submitted to the Biorepository from clinical and research entities across the Institution and outside.

Clinical and Laboratory Compliance Participates and contributes to the institutional and external compliance efforts necessary for the clinical trials and laboratory processes.

Clinical and Research Liasion Serves as a liaison between laboratory personnel, clinical and research investigators, collaborating institutions and the national Biorepository Coordinating Center. Provide effective communication and informative support to collaborating sites. Ensure adequate quality of specimens at distribution.

Processing Human Tissue Samples Work with human blood and tissue samples. Retrieves, maintains and catalogs specimen obtained from pathologist. Responsible for the collection, procurement and harvest of fresh biological specimens; facilitating specialized harvests for investigators; and processing, archiving and distribution of routine specimens banked for future use. May serve as an assistant to investigator during dissections or surgery. Provides research support of tissue collection, processing & specimen distribution for pharmacology studies and clinical trials in outpatient clinics. Maintains laboratory areas with proper aseptic techniques.

Data Management Maintain clear and accurate records of laboratory data, both written and electronic, accessible at all times by the supervisor. Compile data from multiple sources, analyze and evaluate data, write reports and submit the findings. Provide data and samples related information to requestors upon request.

Laboratory Operation Carry out lab duties that include purchasing, organization, EHS compliance and lab safety. Responsible for major participation in the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for new platforms and assays. Monitors and maintains supply inventory so that work flow is not negatively affected.

High school diploma or equivalent. Education Preferred: Associate's degree. Three years of medical or laboratory research experience. With preferred degree, one year of required experience. It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 151002

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 34,500

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 43,100

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 51,500

  • Science Jobs: No

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