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Research Technician Clinical Research

Description

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is seeking a Full-time Research Tech Clinical Research to support the Fetal-Medicine department!

Our group of researchers is affiliated with the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network.  This network is comprised of 12 centers across the United States. We conduct research studies related to women and infant's health. Most of our studies are related to pregnancy and improving outcomes for mothers and babies.

Our staff is responsible for screening for potential participants, consenting participants, conducting study visits, which includes but is not limited to, interviewing participants, obtaining body measurements, collecting lab specimens including blood, and maintaining contact with the study participants for follow up visits.

Our staff is required to get certified in phlebotomy which we will arrange upon hire and maintain clearances (FBI and child abuse). We prefer our staff to have and maintain CPR certification as well. 

This position will work daylight hours Monday through Friday, however, schedules can be changed to accommodate study needs, meaning that staff can be put on other shifts or weekend hours as necessary. Hours are subject to change based on business needs.

 

This position is grant-funded.


Under supervision, the Research Tech Clinical Research is responsible for accurately performing research projects according to established study design and procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a safe clean laboratory-working environment including appropriate equipment maintenance and usage, by conforming to laboratory and hospital policies and standards.
  • Administer questionnaires and assist with procedures for obtaining patient screening and recruitment as well as obtaining research specimens.
  • Assist in performing research protocol experimental procedures, under close supervision, including appropriate collection, recording, storage, and analysis of data.
  • Prepare, label, store, and dispose of reagents and calibrates equipment for research projects.
  • Maintain laboratory inventory, including timely ordering and receipt of required supplies and their proper storage.
  • Assist in obtaining educational resources necessary to perform and interpret research and to remain abreast in the research area of function.
  • Follow appropriate research policies and procedures including all applicable laws and regulations and maintain scientific integrity including accurate data storage.
  • Responsible for following the mandatory reporting procedures for any incident or serious event that did affect or potentially could have affected the clinical care of any patient.

 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • One year of college training or one year of experience working within a biomedical research laboratory environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately collect, store and interpret research data.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with patients, staff, and investigators.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • None

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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