Job Description

HS Research Tech 2

Requisition IDreq10961
Working TitleHS Research Tech 2
Position Grade09
Position Summary

The Human Tissue Repository-Tissue Analysis Shared Resource (HTR-TASR) is seeking to fill a HS Research Tech II position for work on HTR-TASR service facility projects as well as various contract/grant-funded and/or subcontracted projects. The research technician will be responsible for collection of specimens (such as blood and solid tissues) in the gross room and Cancer Center. The research technician will be responsible for recording patient and specimen data, and processing, storage, and transport/shipping of specimens. The Research Technician will also participate in chart review, data extraction and/or entry, secure and safe data transmission to external sites, and assisting with preparation of reports and responses to queries about the data. He/she will be exposed to confidential patient information and documents, and thus, completion of the mandated UNM privacy training will be required. Additional responsibilities will also include other basic and routine laboratory duties as assigned or required by the various projects and the HTR-TASR. These duties will include processing of blood, bone marrow and saliva, basic histology techniques such as paraffin embedding of tissue, sectioning of paraffin blocks, mounting tissue sections on slides, and H&E staining of tissue sections on slides. Other duties will include various general lab procedures, equipment maintenance, cleaning/disinfecting lab-ware, cleaning of the lab, taking inventory, stocking supplies, pulling and filing tissue blocks and slides, digital scanning of slides, cataloging/data entry pertaining to banked tissue samples and research projects.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • For individual positions in which driving is a job requirement, a valid NM driver's license and valid UNM driver's permit will be required.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • Annual TB testing may be required if working in a patient care area.
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, or another biological or health related field
  • Experience collecting, handling, processing, and banking blood and solid tissue
  • Basic histology and staining techniques
  • Knowledge of scientific research methodology, lab and chemical safety, and standards in the handling of human tissue and protected health information
  • Records maintenance skills, ability to legibly print/write, attention to detail
  • Skill in collecting, entering, and verifying research data
  • Ability to utilize computerized scientific database to manage research data
  • Experience performing Immunohistochemistry
  • The ability to effectively and sensitively communicate verbally and in writing with other members of the research team and with the patients
  • Computer literate in programs such as Excel and Word
  • Ability to work early and/or late shifts (i.e. 7am to 4pm M-F or 9am to 6pm M-F) with some flexibility in hours as needed
Additional Requirements
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentPathology (254B)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date1 year from hire
Pay$12.38 to $18.57 hourly
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date10/14/2019
Application InstructionsA complete application will include a resume and cover letter.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

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