Research Assistant II, Large Volume HLA Typing Lab, Marrow Donor Program - Georgetown University Me

Washington D.C.
Sep 25, 2017
Feb 02, 2018
Analyst, Research
Education, Research
Full Time
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Research Assistant II, Large Volume HLA Typing Lab, Marrow Donor Program - Georgetown University Medical Center

The C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense (DoD) Marrow Donor Program - often called the DoD Marrow Donor Program or Salute to Life - is located in Rockville, Maryland, and has been in operation since 1991. We work exclusively with military personnel and their dependents, DoD civilian employees, Reservists, and Coast Guard and National Guard members to facilitate marrow and stem cell donations.

The Research Assistant II performs all phases of high volume molecular (HLA) Class I and Class II testing, processing, and documentation of patient, donor, and research specimens, and supports all laboratory activities. Reporting to the Laboratory Director, the Research Assistant II has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Performs high volume molecular testing, and processing of all samples (high volume or customized) in a timely manner.
  • Maintains and ensures accurate test records within appropriate databases and evaluates typing results.
  • Performs required equipment and laboratory cleaning and maintenance.
  • Delivers and restocks supplies within the laboratory.
  • Works with internal and external partners and resources
  • Complies with laboratory, American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI), and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) standards.


  • Bachelor's degree in science or health related field
  • 1 to 2 years in clinical lab setting
  • Good computer skills and advanced organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills  
  • Ability to work with colleagues and donors of diverse backgrounds and attention to detail

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