Tissue Coordinator, Clinical Research Management Office, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center - Geo

Washington D.C.
Jul 11, 2017
Sep 14, 2017
Full Time
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Tissue Coordinator, Clinical Research Management Office, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center - Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) clinicians are dedicated to providing the best professional care, delivered with compassion, for all patients.  Lombardi's internationally-renowned physicians treat virtually every type of cancer, including breast, lung, colorectal, prostate, head and neck, and cancers of the blood.  Along with cutting-edge cancer care, we offer a program of innovative clinical trials and a full range of supportive care services to improve our patients' health and quality of life.

The Tissue Coordinator is responsible for the human specimen collection for the clinical trials for the Clinical Research Management Office of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center - routine collection, processing and sending/storing of biological specimens (for example, tissue, blood) and completion of  clinical data for patients undergoing these procedures.   Reporting to the Supervisor of Research Nursing, the Tissue Coordinator has duties that include but are not limited to:

Tissue Management

  • Attends tissue collection procedures.
  • Observes and documents clinical data points.
  • Receives resected tissue/Tumor and processes tissue per sponsor requirements and standard operating procedures of institution. 
  • Stores or sends tissue per study requirements; and if storing specimen, documents information as required.
  • Completes all data request forms. 
  • Answers all data queries. 
  • Communicates status of tissue to all personnel involved in the clinical trial.
  • Returns tissue to appropriate facility when study requirements complete.

Laboratory Administration

  • Ensures that all study laboratory tests are processed and sent to appropriate facilities.
  • Prepares kits for daily specimen collection and takes to laboratory.
  • Answers laboratory data queries from sponsors as necessary.
  • Assists with the kit preparation, and processing and shipment of all laboratory specimens for the clinical trial patients.
  • Stores research lab kits in central locations.
  • Assist in maintaining inventory of specimens that are stored on site.

Archived Tissue

  • Obtains archived tissue from various pathology departments for patients on participating in clinical trials.
  • Completes requisition forms per study requirements and sends tissue to appropriate facilities.
  • Responds to data queries as necessary.

Laboratory Maintenance

  • Assists in maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Assists in monitoring of freezer and refrigerator temperatures.
  • Ensures that all laboratory supplies are maintained.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a science-related field
  • Completion of IATA training
  • Research experience preferred

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