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Lab Clinical Coordinator III - Ophthalmology
Job Number: 2023-42563
Category: Research
Location: Worcester, MA
Shift: Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Business Unit: UMass Chan Medical School
Department: School - Ophthalmology - W822000
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary Grade: 43
Union Code: Non Union Position -W60- Non Unit Professional
Num. Openings: 1
Post Date: Sept. 8, 2023


Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Lab Clinical Coordinator III is responsible for specified lab, blood biobank, and clinical research activities.


  • Responsible for overall operations of the lab
  • Maintain freezers, LN2 tanks, and order supplies
  • Responsible for the oversight and organization of the blood and tissue biobank/repository
  • Audit, document samples and tissues in a computerized database
  • Design methods for efficient operations of the lab and update Manuals of Procedures
  • Maintain computerized data files and spreadsheets
  • Perform centrifuging and aliquoting of blood specimens and other processing as needed
  • Locate and pull samples for specified studies
  • Available for calls and travel to site off hours as needed if freezer alarms are activated
  • Adhere to established lab and biosafety policies
  • Document all procedures and communication with outside vendors
  • Data entry of study data forms, questionnaires, and other clinical research materials in the computerized study databases
  • Conduct in-person or telephone interviews and arrange study lab procedures for the studies
  • Prepare summary reports
  • Perform other duties related to the studies as required


  • Minimum of a bachelors degree in the sciences, health care, or equivalent experience
  • Masters degree in medical, biology, genetics, or equivalent field preferred
  • 3+ years of related research/lab/blood biobank/biorepository experience
  • Must have excellent computer skills including high-level performance in Excel spreadsheets
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills required
  • Good team player
  • Must be detail oriented, accurate and highly organized
  • Will travel locally to near-by clinic and other local sites as needed
  • May be responsible for functional supervision of assigned staff.

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