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University of Rochester Laboratory Technician IV (S) - 225954 in Rochester, New York

Laboratory Technician IV (S)

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School of Medicine & Dentistry

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 079 Surgery Research



The Lab Tech IV/Biobank Research Associate will serve as an active member of a tumor biobank team responsible for (i) screening and consenting patients, (ii) patient sample (tissue and blood) collection, (iii) processing of samples per established SOPs, and (iv) related data entry/tracking/documentation and reporting. The URMC tissue bio-banking protocol utilized has been IRB approved, and funding comes from a grant provided by German Biotech Company Indivumed GmbH (sponsor).

Reviews patient records and Operating Room timetables to plan team schedule for the upcoming week (including screening for daily surgery ‘add-ons’). Consults with pathology support team to ensure study enrollment criteria are met.

Distributes and explains study protocol information to patients, co-ordinates and obtains patient consent. Prepares for patient tissue collection (solid and liquid), attends surgeries and collects relevant information during the procedure (e.g., intra-operative ligation times, anesthesia protocol, patient health and medication data).

Handles, documents, catalogs, processes, and banks human tissue and liquid samples according to established SOPs and in keeping with Good Laboratory and Clinical Practice Safety Standards. Keeps current with all relevant federal, state, sponsor and institutional policies and laws.

Inputs patient data points to multiple secure databases. Acquires medical reports pertaining to patient surgical procedures. De-identifies patient documents in keeping with HIPAA and IRB policies. Conducts post-surgery in-patient interviews.

Communicates and co-ordinates with other team members and managerial personnel to provide information on study procedures, data clarification and to ensure high quality sample acquisition and documentation.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate's degree in appropriate discipline plus 4-5 years specialized experience in related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Understanding of human physiology and anatomy preferred. Knowledge of basic oncologic pathology will be desirable. Experience within clinical settings and knowledge of laboratory procedures desirable. Highly skilled in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and Access preferred.


  • Nearly 100% of work is performed in the following: an office space, BSL-II laboratory environment, the OR, surgical pathology.

  • Exposure to chemicals and hazardous materials such as dry ice, formalin, and liquid nitrogen.

  • Phases of standing for long periods of time.

  • Exposure to Category B biologic materials.

  • Some overnight travel may be required.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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