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Biobank Assistant

Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Under the direct supervision of the Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Biobank Manager, the Biobank Assistant will be responsible for couriering specimens at regular intervals, accessioning specimens, receiving and processing specimens, and coordinating closely with the clinical teams, and will assist in the training of new employees and/or students as needed.

Furthermore, the Biobank Assistant will be responsible for processing of blood, serum, plasma and/or bone marrow samples for biobanking purposes, completing assignments with accuracy and in a timely manner without compromising the quality of the patient sample, and exercising good judgment in recognizing and correcting irregularities and/or unusual requests. Finally, the Biobank Assistant will perform other miscellaneous duties or special projects as assigned, and will comply with all aspects of the job according to written procedure.

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

This position is represented by SEIU Local 2007 and the collective bargaining agreement between the university and SEIU Local 2007 governs the terms and conditions of employment.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in a scientific discipline, i.e. molecular and cellular biology knowledge and experience.
  • Individuals with previous experience performing Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMC) isolation

    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
    • Two years of laboratory experience or two years of college coursework in the scientific discipline a combination of equivalent education and relevant work experience.

      KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
      • Work at the Life Science Technician II level requires experience and ability beyond that required for the Life Science Technician I, including increased technical skills and problem-solving abilities.

        PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
        • Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, perform desk-based computer tasks, use telephone, write by hand.
        • Ability to stand and move on hard surfaces for up to eight hours.
        • Occasionally lift and handle materials up to 10 pounds.
        • Rarely carry/pull and/or push up to 20 pounds.
        • Must have correctible vision to perform duties of the job.
        • Position may require repetitive motion.
          Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

          WORKING CONDITIONS:
          • Work occurs in a research laboratory environment. Depending on research, may work in the vicinity of animals, chemicals, gasses, or hazardous materials. Expected to follow all safety requirements and procedures including wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) if required.

            WORKING STANDARDS:
            • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
            • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
            • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement at https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/hr-processes-policiespolicies/labor-relations-collective-bargaining .

              Why Stanford is for you

              Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
              • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
              • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
              • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
              • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
              • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more.
                Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

                As an organization that receives federal funding, Stanford University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement that will apply to all university employees, including those working remotely in the United States and applicable subcontractors. To learn more about COVID policies and guidelines for Stanford University Staff, please visit https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/working-stanford/covid-19/interim-policies/covid-19-surveillance-testing-policy

                Additional Information
                • Schedule: Full-time
                • Job Code: 4945
                • Employee Status: Regular
                • Pay Grade: E
                • Requisition ID: 92614 As an organization that receives federal funding, Stanford University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement that will apply to all university employees, including those working remotely in the United States and applicable subcontractors. To learn more about COVID policies and guidelines for Stanford University Staff, please visit https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/working-stanford/covid-19/interim-policies/covid-19-surveillance-testing-policy

Keywords: Stanford Medicine, Santa Clara , Biobank Assistant, Other , Santa Clara, California

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