Processing Technician

Location: Frederick, Maryland US

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Job Id: 6110

Position Title: Processing Technician I

External Description:

Play a critical role in helping patients gain access to the treatment they need. This position is responsible for specimens in our state of the art facility that have been collected by our clients who are managing clinical trials to secure the required approval for potentially life-saving patient treatments.  Clinical trials depend on biological specimen samples being withdrawn and deposited on a continual basis.

Our Biorepository facility currently houses over 25 million specimens. When biospecimens are returned to our facility or requested for further testing, the Laboratory Technician has a critical role in processing biological samples in an accurate and timely manner. As a highly regulated industry, subject to frequent audits, professionals who are systematic, comfortable with repetitive tasks in a fast paced environment and detailed oriented are encouraged to consider this opportunity.  

This role is responsible for receiving, accessioning, and processing patient samples. In addition to processing blood and leukopaks for our Accucell line of cryopreserved cells.  

The schedule for this position is Tuesday-Saturday: 9:30pm-6:00am

Essential duties include but are not limited to:  

Process and cryo-preserve fresh biological samples:

  • Receive and inventory all incoming fresh biological samples into electronic LIMS database
  • Perform cell isolations and/or separate whole blood and body fluids into various components
  • Perform cryopreservation of all isolated cells
  • Prepare all reagents used in lab
  • Create and perform first key of data collection sheets
  • Perform equipment preventive maintenance 
  • Perform cell thawing and counting

Miscellaneous:

  • Order and inspect lab supplies
  • Respond to freezer alarms in accordance to standard operating procedure
  • Carry out other duties/projects as assigned  

Qualifications:

Minimum required:

  • Associate's degree (Biology, Chemistry or Life Sciences) or equivalent combination of education and experience 

Other required:

  • Must possess basic laboratory skills and be trained in aseptic technique
  • Requires good attention to detail, excellent documentation skills and must work well in a group environment
  • Overtime and non-standard hours may be necessary based on business needs
  • Ability to lift and carry between 1-15 lbs.; Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. overhead with assistance; frequently required to sit, grasp, and use right/left finger dexterity; May be exposed to a cold freezer environment (Freezer temperatures range between -20ºC -196ºC)
  • Must be able to read, write, speak fluently and comprehend the English language

Preferred: 

  • Bachelor’s degree (Biology, Chemistry or Life Sciences)
  • 1-2 years’ relevant laboratory experience
  • Isolating PBMCs from whole blood or leucopheresis
  • Previous experience with a LIMS 
  • Previous experiences with a QMS

Division: Precision For Medicine

Business Unit: Specialty Lab Services

Office Based: Frederick - 8425 Precision Way, Suite M, Frederick MD 21701

Employment Type: Non Exempt

Employment Status: Regular Full-time

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City: Frederick

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Company Profile:

Precision Medicine Group is an integrated team of experts in fields from advanced lab sciences to translational informatics, clinical trial delivery, and regulatory affairs, payer insights to marketing communications. Together, we help our pharmaceutical and life-sciences clients conquer product development and commercialization challenges in a rapidly evolving environment.

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Precision Medicine Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. © 2020 Precision Medicine Group, LLC

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Precision Medicine Group is an integrated team of experts in fields from advanced lab sciences to translational informatics and regulatory affairs, payer insights to marketing communications. Together, we help our pharmaceutical and life-sciences clients conquer product development and commercialization challenges in a rapidly evolving environment.

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