MD Anderson Cancer Center Tissue Procurement Specialist - Translational Molecular Pathology in Houston, Texas

Tissue Procurement Specialist - Translational Molecular Pathology

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Allied Health at

Pathology/Lab Medicine - Resch 900042

Requisition #: 117049


The primary purpose of the Tissue Procurement Specialist is to provide technical support to the Institutional Tissue Bank in the preparation and procurement of human research materials; and impact patient care through clinical and research procurement of human tissue and bodily fluids.


Biorepository Research and Clinical Collection

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,

Process, organize and inventory research samples (tissue, serum, plasma, peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) with the Institutional Tissue Bank.

Follows standard operating procedures for complex protocols.

Performs blood processing, including but not limited to serum, plasma, DNA extraction and PBMC isolation,

Use MDACC clinical and research database, collect, process and inventory samples from Operating Room and Interventional Radiology procedures,

Transfer samples to appropriate storage location,

Communicates with team members and internal/external clients.

Laboratory Management

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

Clinical and Laboratory Compliance

Participates and contributes to the institutional and external compliance efforts necessary for the clinical trials and laboratory processes.

Clinical and Research Liasion

Serves as a liaison between laboratory personnel, clinical and research investigators, collaborating institutions and the

national Biorepository Coordinating Center.

Other duties as assigned

High school diploma or equivalent. Three years of medical or laboratory research experience. Completed years of college in related field can be substituted for required experience on a one to one basis. 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.