Biospecimen Core Lab Technician - Part-time

New Orleans
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The Louisiana Cancer Research Center (LCRC) is currently seeking a part-time Research Lab Technician who will assist in the day-to-day operation of a Biospecimen/Biorepository Core Lab(BCL) in support of promising cancer research and clinical research studies. 

LCRC is a consortium partnership which includes LSU Health in New Orleans, Tulane School of
Medicine, Xavier University, and Ochsner Health

Specific responsibilities may include any or all of the following:

•Obtaining surgery schedules from participating hospitals
• Traveling to nearby local hospital locations for specimen collection and transport
• Consenting patients prior to surgery
• Collecting specimens from in-patient areas, operating rooms or clinic sites and transporting them for processing
• Processing blood and urine samples
• Performing QA/QC on the specimens and storing them according to established protocol
• Completing paperwork and/or data entry associated with each specimen
• Managing specimen collections boxes, kits, and patient records
• Processing and preparing formalin fixed tissues for secondary processing delivery
• Preparing histological cutting and staining of banked tissues to be assessed by a pathologist
• Performing other related duties as assigned

To learn more about LCRC’s Biospecimen Core Lab please visit:

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor of Science degree in a Biological Science, Basic Science or related degree and minimum 1 year of experience in a medical and/or medical research laboratory; and
• Ability to work in a flexible work schedule environment
• Current Driver’s License required

•3 or more years’ experience in a medical or research laboratory, basic medical research, or related practical experience may substitute for a Bachelor’s degree 

Preferred Qualifications:
• Biobanking experience
• Experience with in tissue culture, sterile techniques or basic Molecular Biology
• Knowledge of HIPPA, IRB, OSHA, and/or PHI policies/regulations
• Experience in a research and/or healthcare environment

This position is part-time: 25 – 30 hours per week

Job Type: Part-time