Research Technologist

 
Position: Research Technologist

Job ID: 155440

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Research TIssue Support Svcs

Talent Area: Clinical Support

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for a Research Technologist -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide timely and accurate research services, which may include infectious diseases. The Research Technologist performs technical laboratory procedures, complex testing, analyzes research data and reports results to be used for research purposes. You will provide overall data management and laboratory coordination of protocol activities, tests and procedures, data entry, and communication with research staff and investigators, and guide and supervise research assistants and coordinate research efforts in the laboratory.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Identifies, receives, processes, and analyzes specimens
  • Trains research assistants and new research coordinators in the practice of receiving, preparing, analyzing and shipping specimens
  • Cryopreserves peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) for immunologic assays, processes plasma, serum and other specimens for storage and shipping, participates in the Immunology Quality Assessment (IQA) of PBMCs
  • Performs all necessary controls on routine clinical assays and provides sufficient documentation of adequate quality control, accuracy, precision, quality assurance and quality improvement monitors on routine clinical assays
  • Generates identifiers for specimens to be stored and shipped
  • May participate in collaborative and fee-for-service research efforts by retrieving and processing samples from collaborators according to standard procedures
  • Maintains and orders stock of consumable supplies and performs routine cleaning and sterilizing duties as required
  • May identify and pursue opportunities for professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, conferences, and/or professional affiliations


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biological or biomedical services required
  • Five years research experience required
  • A master’s degree may substitute for two years of the required experience


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