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Under supervision, the Study Coordinator will assist with examining the genetic causes of pediatric brain diseases, such as epilepsy, autism, spina bifida and mental retardation. Duties include consenting and recruitment of human subjects, collating medical records into an existing patient database, assisting with grant preparations, evaluation of genomic results using web-based variant prioritization software, and assisting in performing intake evaluations from clinicians throughout the world. Maintain direct communications with physician collaborators located worldwide. Work closely with counterparts at Rady Children's Hospital and the Rady Institute of Genomic Medicine. Collaborate with lab members in collecting patient blood, saliva and other biological material (brain tissue, cerebrospinal fluid, sperm, cadaveric tissues). Process and storage of these samples for subsequent genetic experiments in an existing biorepository. Assist with the coordination of Institutional Review Board (IRB) amendments and applications for approval.
Graduation from high school or a GED and two (2) years of laboratory experience or two (2) years of college including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences and one (1) year of laboratory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
Familiarity in genetics or genomics, interacting with computational biologists and bioinformaticians, using online databases such as gnomAD, UCSC Genome Browser and Ensembl.
Proven experience in communication with practitioners around research studies, gathering clinical data, and fostering collaborative relationships. Knowledge of research study policies and procedures.
Thorough knowledge and familiarity of genetic issues and experience discussing with families.
Demonstrated experience in sterile-technique, Universal Precautions and molecular biology techniques.
Familiarity with genetic causes of developmental brain diseases, epilepsy, and mental retardation in children.
Excellent record keeping and data management skills. Experience managing computerized databases, and ability to troubleshoot and optimize systems.
Demonstrated ability to obtain and record accurate information and details to ensure proper completion of forms and reports.
Adequate computer skills including experience with Windows, Mac OS, word processing, spreadsheet, databases, and presentation, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat.Experience managing computerized databases, and ability to troubleshoot and optimize systems.
Ability to work independently and cooperatively. Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize assignments, maintain workflow, and work productively in meeting critical deadlines and milestones.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to read and interpret medical literature.
Solid interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy and flexibility. Ability to work independently and/or in a team framework in conjunction with principles of community and in a lab environment that interacts with a large number of and diverse group of research/technical personnel and other laboratories.
Bachelor's Degree and theoretical knowledge of human genetics, genealogy, and/or developmental neuroanatomy. Knowledge of disease, pathogenesis and syndromology.
Knowledge of statistics and previous experience managing patient databases.
Experience working with biological specimens, e.g. blood, saliva, fetal tissues
Two (2) years of clinical research experience, preferably working directly with Human Research Protection Programs in designing and implementing research protocols.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Must be available to work variable schedules and overtime as needed.
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