Senior Biorepository Coordinator, Center for Translational Transplant Medicine - Georgetown University Medical Center

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: La Center, WASHINGTON
Job Type: FullTime

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Senior Biorepository Coordinator, Center for Translational Transplant Medicine - Georgetown University Medical Center

The Center for Translational Transplant Medicine (CTTM) is the research arm of the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute, one of the busiest abdominal transplant centers in the Atlantic region. Clinical trials transplant research requires constant management of both the study teams and also administrative and financial aspects of the trials.

Job Overview

The Senior Biorepository Coordinator (SrBC) is the lead coordinator for CTTM biorepository, which involves the consent and enrollment of hundreds of pediatric and adult patients who are undergoing transplants or abdominal surgeries (liver, kidney, pancreas, bowel) around the clock. 

They lead operations and maintain the bank of blood and tissue, as well as communication with the Principal Investigator(s) and research team and the multidisciplinary clinical team to assure collections are made per Protocol with utmost concern to specimen integrity.  

As well, they lead the scheduling and fair rotation into the 24/7 CTTM research call schedule - including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Work Interactions

Reporting directly to the CTTM Lab Manager, with indirect oversight by the CTTM Scientific Medical Director, the SrBC indirectly oversees more junior coordinators in the lab and leads the training of new personnel and the CTTM research team responsible for maintaining operations during off hours and holidays. 

The SrBC owns the operations of biorepository activities, working primarily amongst their basic translational research team and clinical operations, interfacing with multiple MGUH/GUMC departments, such as the transplant inpatient and outpatient service, operating room personnel, endoscopy, ICU, and medical units. 

They also interact with internal and external academic collaborators – for example, NIH, and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific or related field
  • At least 3 years of experience as a research coordinator I or equivalent research experience [note: a combination of equivalent education and experience will be considered]
  • Strong organizational, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent demonstrated interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Detail orientation and excellent analytical skills
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft, Google, electronic medical records, and other computer applications
  • Comfortable with unpredictability and change, in a fast-paced clinical setting
  • Willingness and availability for participation in the 24/7 CTTM research call schedule - including evenings, weekends, and holidays

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with clinical operations, medical terminology, and specimen collections/processing
  • Experience with OnCore (Clinical Trials Management System)

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