The Precision Pathology Biobanking Center (PPBC) is a newly established research center at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. A central pillar of the Center is the collection, database annotation, and banking of human biospecimens. Our team of biobanking professionals procures surgical and biopsy research samples from over 8,000 patients per year. Our samples are a key prerequisite for high-impact cutting-edge basic, translational, and clinical trial research at MSK. We are looking to recruit highly motivated Senior Research Technician to join our active high-volume tissue and body fluid biobanking team.
We are especially interested in recruiting experienced technicians with prior hands-on laboratory experience and good familiarity with laboratory equipment. Knowledge of anatomy/physiology and experience with medical records is preferred but not required.
Process specimens in timely fashion and following specific SOP and individual protocol requirements
Assist the gross room supervisor in triage and harvesting protocol cases
Work with surgical pathology prosecting teams to procure tissue
Review daily Operating Room schedule and flags appropriate protocol cases
Enter and maintain data in biospecimen databases
Help develop novel protocols for rapid, high-quality specimen procurement
Independently designs, plans, and sets up new protocols for biospecimen collection and processing
Participate in Center Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement activities
Work with the Centers IT team to improve and implement biobanking software solutions
Use database tools to query and retrieve inventory
Work well in a large team and communicates well
Bachelor or Masters in relevant scientific field (biochemistry, molecular biology, premed, pharmacology, anatomy/physiology, or related fields) with at least 5 years of work experience in a biological laboratory environment. Knowledge of anatomy/physiology and experience with medical records is a plus.
Comfortable with computer use (especially databases); some coding/programming experience/interest and interest in biostatistics/bioinformatics would be ideal.
Formal licensing as a clinical technician is not required.#
As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.