The Clinical Trials Processing Lab handles human fluid and tissue samples from patients enrolled in oncology clinical trials conducted by the James Cancer Hospital. The CTPL Clinical Lab Technologist will help manage all activities of the CTPL.
Please note: The Clinical Trials Processing Lab is not CLIA/CAP accredited. Our lab is responsible for collecting and processing specimens to be used in phase 1- phase 3 human research. We do not conduct any clinical testing; we do not report results.
Prepares labels, labeling tubes for clinical trial specimen collection, specimen processing and storage, retrieving and shipping samples
Use prescribed laboratory methods, instruments and automated equipment to process clinical patient samples
Prepares necessary supplies for specimen collection
Process time-sensitive clinical samples for pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and other correlative markers as well as clinical safety labs
Complete laboratory test requisition forms
Maintain laboratory maintenance and sample records for audit purposes
Communicate with outside reference labs regarding patient testing, handle inquiries and resolve any testing and/or specimen collection errors
Interact with clinical research protocol and hospital clinical staff
Participate in data entry and management, quality control, audits and FDA inspections, continuous quality improvement and inventory management of clinical trial specimens, trial and laboratory supplies
Manage sample inventory log and electronic database
Ensure compliance with FDA and IRB regulations as well as internal clinical research SOPs, policies and procedures
Maintain all GCP, IATA, EHS and sponsor-required trainings and certifications
Due to essential nature of this work, must be available to work weekdays and share night, weekend, and holiday on-call and call back duties with other Clinical Lab Technologists within the CTPL.
Working hours for this position will be 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Minimum Education and Experience Required:
Two year college degree or equivalent education and experience, bachelor's degree desired. Good working knowledge of principles, operations and maintenance or laboratory procedures and equipment is required; computer skills required with experience using Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel, is desired; experience processing blood, urine, and bone marrow samples, handling biohazardous materials and aseptic techniques desired; must be willing to work a flexible schedule. Requires successful completion of a background check. Selected candidate may be requested to complete a pre-employment physical including a drug screen.
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