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Clinical Research Technologist at Nemours in Wilmington, Delaware

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own. 

The Clinical Research Technologist serves as a bench technologist for the Nemours Clinical Research Diagnostic labs.  Bench duties include acquiring and logging in samples, performing, interpreting and resulting assays.  Other duties include providing assistance for other technologists, maintaining inventory, participating in, preparing, and reviewing new assay procedures and providing assistance to the lab manager to ensure compliance with CAP, CLIA and JCAHO requirements.  This position is also responsible for providing progress and update reports to the lab manager and director. In addition, this position will participate in research involving the development and validation of new clinical assays.

Maintains both handwritten and computerized records of work performed. Assists in implementation of new laboratory protocols and processes.

Essential Functions –

Follows all aspects of SOP’s in the conduct of patient diagnostic testing. Knowledge and performance of clinical diagnostics consistent with CAP and/or CLIA requirements. Assist in maintaining laboratory environment and function at a level consistent with CAP and CLIA guidelines Participate in new assay development Perform testing using a range of molecular biological, biochemical and cell biological techniques under the direction of the Laboratory Head and/or lab managers. Responsible for processing various biological specimens, following laboratory protocols Understands the use of equipment within the laboratory Performs sample processing either alone or in collaboration with other technical staff within the laboratory Utilize databases for diagnostic sample tracking and results. Comply with safety policies specified by departmental and hospital regulations to ensure a safe

work environment and prevent potential safety hazards.

Knowledge, Formal Education, and Training

  • Bachelors in biology, genetics, biochemistry or related field; knowledge of basic molecular/genetic techniques, research methodology; computer literacy required.
  • One to three years experience working in a biomedical research laboratory with at least one year of direct tissue/cell primary culture experience and DNA/RNA processing experience

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.