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Tissue Procurement Specialist - Tissue Bank

Allied Health
Translational Molecular Path 149100
139119 Requisition #
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Provides technical support to the Institutional Tissue Bank in the preparation and procurement of human research materials. Impacts patient care through clinical and research procurement of human tissue.




Protocol and Clinical Trials  Manages research study needs as defined in protocols and clinical trials. Responsibilities include collecting and evaluating patient/specimen samples submitted to the biorespository from clinical and research entities across the United States.


Database Maintenance   Establishes a system for tracking, processing, and monitoring the research program operations and protocols that are utilizing the services of the biorepository.


Compliance and Regulations  

1. Participates and contributes to the institutional and external compliance efforts necessary for the clinical trials and laboratory processes.
2. Procures pathology material and maintains data according to mandatory standards and protocol compliance. Processes, organizes, and schedules samples for distribution to other internal laboratories, including histology, immunohistochemistry, and molecular, as well as external testing facilities.

Laboratory Liaison  

1. Serves as liaison between laboratory personnel, clinical and research investigators, collaborating institutions and the national biorepository Coordinating Center.
2. Provides guidance to clinical research staff, research nurses, and principal investigators at other institutions on how to complete sample submissions in compliance with the stated guidelines.
3. Orients laboratory and support staff to the biorepository operations.




















High school diploma or equivalent. Education Preferred: Associate's degree. Three years of medical or laboratory research experience. With preferred degree, one year of required experience. It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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