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Senior Biorepository Coordinator, Center for Translational Transplant Medicine – Georgetown University Medical Center
The Senior Biorepository Coordinator (SrBC) is the lead coordinator for biorepository of the Center for Translational Transplant Medicine (CTTM), specifically regarding the consent and enrollment of hundreds of pediatric and adult patients who are undergoing transplants or abdominal surgeries (liver, kidney, pancreas, and bowel) on a schedule of 24/7, 365 days/year.
Reporting to the CTTM Lab Manager, with indirect oversight by the Scientific Medical Director of CTTM, the SrBC works primarily amongst their basic translational research team and clinical operations, interfacing with departments of both MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Georgetown University Medical Center, as well as internal and external academic collaborators. Duties include but are not limited to:
Leads operations of all biorepository activities and maintenance of the bank of blood and tissue (screening, consent, enrollment, collections, processing, and banking).
Orients and trains new personnel to support operations of the CTTM research call schedule, including the CTTM research team responsible for maintaining operations during off hours and holidays.
In advance of each quarters, assures the operations schedule is organized, with fair rotation, with back-up support as needed - and informs MGTI clinical operations of the coverage.
Working with the appropriate GUMC shared service departments, academic collaborators, and MedStar clinical operations, assures collections are made and processed in a timely fashion.
Trouble-shoots operational challenges to assure biorepository activities run smoothly and efficiently.
Leads communication with the Principal Investigator(s) and research team, as well as the multidisciplinary clinical team, to assure collections are made per protocol with utmost concern to specimen integrity.
Clearly communicates collections with the basic translational team to assure that same day and critical experiments run smoothly.
Assists the CTTM Lab Manager and Administrative Director with growth models - in terms of project management needs, personnel support, etc. - for new collaborations and business ventures.
Reports activity weekly at the CTTM lab meeting.
Assures the lab is adequately stocked with supplies needed for collection and kits are organized and prepped for collections.
Data & Record-Keeping
Administers organizational infrastructure to maintain blood and tissue samples in the basic translational lab with corresponding clinical data.
Assures enrollment trackers are current and consents are adequately filed in the electronic health record with consent notes, with entry into OnCore (study management system).
Assists with data abstraction for publications and ad hoc needs of the Principal Investigator
Keeps the biorepository SOPs current with collections, including collaborative collections.
Performs ad hoc audits of the tracker and archiving systems to assure organization and storage of samples is current and organized.
Maintains training logs of any research personnel involved and contributing to biorepository activity (i.e., students, residents, fellows, coordinators).
Assures regulatory compliance with the IRB.
Clinical Trials Support
As needed to assure all enrollments, and prepared with ad hoc training by the sponsor, the PI and study team, assists in opportunistic enrollment of clinical trials patient.
Bachelor's degree in a scientific or related field
At least 3 years research coordinator I or equivalent research experience (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted)
Strong organizational, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
Excellent demonstrated interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
Detail orientation with excellent analytical skills
Strong proficiency in Microsoft, Google, electronic medical records, and other computer applications
Comfortable with unpredictability and change in a fast-paced clinical setting
Experience with clinical operations, medical terminology, and specimen collections/processing
Experience with OnCore, a Clinical Trials Management System
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