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Clinical Sample and Pharmacy Courier
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Job Description Summary
At Penn, the HIV Prevention Research Division is a longstanding program investigating promising new modalities to prevent HIV infection in those at risk. The Division utilizes clinical facilities, laboratories and pharmacies in different locations across the Penn campus.
Our vision is to perform high quality clinical research that advances the field and improves the lives of those at risk for HIV infection. The Penn HIV Prevention Research Division is a consistently high performing site, meeting or exceeding targets for enrollment, retention, data quality and laboratory performance.
The focus of this role is to transport clinical trial samples and investigational products in support of the HIV Prevention Research Division of the University of Pennsylvania.Â Â Courier responsibilities include:
Timely sample transport between clinical facilities and collaborating laboratories within the HUP/Penn complex
Ensure accompanying sample documentation is accurate, complete and consistent and all records of sample inventory are accurate, complete and consistent
Prepare samples for transport to outside entities adhering to institutional transport regulations
Packaging of some samples on dry ice or in liquid nitrogen for hand transport
Maintain sample chain of custody using electronic sample tracking database
Transport and verify the identity of incoming investigational products;
Maintain real time communication between laboratory staff, clinical staff and pharmacy staff
Timely sample transport
Transport of hard copy data/records as needed
Assist with visit material preparation, appointment reminder calls, and inventory management as time allows
Other duties as assigned
Follow Good Documentation Practices (GDP)
Follow Good Clinical Practices (GCP)
Adhere to HIPAA regulations
Physical skills and ability to perform work that requires continual standing, walking, stooping, bending and lifting up to 20 pounds.
may need to ride a bicycle to transport investigational products across campus
Qualifications: High school diploma and a minimum of one year experience in transport and/or shipping or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Associates degree preferred. Previous courier experience is preferred. Customer service experience is a plus. Exceptional communication and organizational skills and strong attention to detail are required in this role.Â Previous experience working in clinical trials is preferred.Â Efficient time management is essential.Â Routine interaction with technicians, pharmacists, clinical staff, quality assurance personnel, and support staff is necessary.Â This position is an Essential University employee and is required to report to work in times of inclement weather and University closure.Â Flexibility to work some early mornings and evenings is required.Â Previous demonstrated experience working with clinical trials, and in particular, sample transport and shipping of biological samples is preferred.Â
This position is contingent upon funding.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$15.44 - $26.25
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Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00006881
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