The University of Southern California (USC) is actively seeking a half-timeÂ Clinical Lab Assistant/Biospecimen Coordinator for a new clinical research program, the USC+CHLA Alpha Clinic (AC).Â The AC will provide critical infrastructure and support for clinical trials testing new cell and gene therapies for a variety of conditions and diseases. The successful candidate will report to Program Manager for the Alpha Clinic and will be responsible for responsible for coordinating specimen acquisition, processing and distribution for cell and gene therapy trials.
The USC+CHLA Alpha Clinic
USC and Childrenâs Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) are partnering on an exciting new program to promote clinical development of novel cell and gene therapies to treat a variety of human diseases.Â Â The AC has a four-part mission to: (a) advance and support clinical trialsÂ and therapeutic development for cell and gene therapies; (b) engage diverse and underserved communities in those trials and the resulting therapies; (c) provide training and education to researchers, staff, patients, and communities; and (d) exchange novel expertise with other AC network sites through lead offerings.Â
TheÂ ACÂ will support and accelerate pre-award planning and protocol development, IND submissions, clinical trial activation, trial conduct, data analysis, and reporting. We will serve as an important node in the state-wide network of Alpha Clinics supported by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, sharing expertise and best practices with other leading medical centers conducting cell and gene therapy trials. The AC will also provide training and actively engage the diverse communities of Los Angeles in research to improve their health.Â Â The Program Manager will be the senior staff member on the AC team, reporting to the director and overseeing staff and operations.Â
Receives, accessions and triages medical patient serum and other biological specimens.
Oversees or maintains files and records of laboratory test results in accordance with state and federal requirements.
Identifies and separates specimens to be referred to outside laboratories or analyzed by laboratory. Maintains records of referred specimens.
Distributes specimens to lab section racks in freezer, refrigerator and at room temperature.
Assists with the logging of technical work performed and completed in laboratory as directed. Inputs final or preliminary results into computer.
Performs venipuncture and skin puncture to procure blood for laboratory testing.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Assemble and organize numerical data
Read handwritten text
Understand and apply policies and procedures
Basic Laboratory Safety Techniques
Blood Borne Pathogen Safety Precautions
General Laboratory Techniques
Radiological Safety Techniques
Computer Network (Department or School)
Computer Peripheral Equipment
This is a 50% FTE part-time position.
The annual base salary range for this position is $18.41 â $20.93/hr. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidateâs work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations
Minimum Education: Related undergraduate study, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 0 - 6 monthsMinimum Field of Expertise: Experience as a laboratory assistant in a clinical lab.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations.
As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.