The Musculoskeletal Oncology Laboratory in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is seeking a Musculoskeletal Oncology Clinical Research Specialist.
This person will provide a supportive role in current research projects by engaging in patient enrollment, sample acquisition and transport, and database management of tissue specimens and related clinical information. This individual will also be responsible for assistance with IRB regulatory documentation.
The incumbent will be required to be physically present in the cancer center clinics and research laboratories, interact with clinicians and nurses to determine when biopsies or autopsies will be performed and obtain consent from patients to utilize these samples, be physically present at the time of the biopsy, obtain samples in an appropriate procurement method, and deliver the samples to the tissue bank and/or appropriate laboratory. The individual will also work with clinicians to coordinate tissue donation at death.
The individual must have an earned a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and certification to withdraw blood from patients. A background in basic sciences, nursing, or applied science with patient contact would be preferred. The individual must have the ability to set and maintain a flexible daily schedule in order to meet the daily patient schedule and capacity of the research scientists. The individual must have an approved driver's license and willingness to transport biopsy samples in their personal vehicle.
The individual must have excellent interpersonal communication skills allowing for optimal communication between laboratory research scientists, clinicians in the medical oncology setting and nurses and staff obtaining biopsy. The position will involve significant outreach with the individual engaging clinicians and nurses to encourage collection and banking of tissue.
This individual will develop and coordinate the obtaining of tissue biopsies and blood samples from patients with musculoskeletal cancers. This work involves flexibility, honesty, discretion, interpersonal skills and persistence and the ability to multi-task.
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