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Responsible for providing phlebotomy and blood processing services for the Harvard Aging Brain Study, Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment, and the Alzheimer Prevention Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The field of Alzheimer’s disease research is moving to develop blood-based biomarkers, and our research programs need a highly motivated phlebotomist to assist with blood collection and processing. The person who fills this role will collect and process blood samples for multiple observational studies across MGH, BWH, and community health centers.
In addition, this role may also be required to participate in other data collection procedures, including (but not limited to) vital signs, anthropometry, and neuropsychological testing
Phlebotomy and/or blood processing experience is strongly preferred, but training can be provided.
Collect blood (phlebotomy) from older adults for several research protocols across MGH and BWH.
Process (centrifuge, aliquot, freeze, and ship) blood samples, in accordance with existing research protocols.
Accurate record keeping and logging of all tests in-house or sent to outside lab per lab procedures
Distribute lab results to appropriate providers and data entry personnel as needed
Keep filing up-to-date
Order supplies as needed
Maintain quality control records
May be required to transport samples between MGH and BWH from time to time.
Perform any other duties as requested by supervisor, including but not limited to:
Collection of vital signs
Performing anthropometric measurements
Collection of medical history and medications
Neuropsychological test administration
Assist with study regulatory requirements
Phlebotomy experience strongly preferred
Excellent interpersonal skills to be able to interact with a variety of people in person and on the telephone. Must be able to relate well with subjects, physicians, technologists and administrators.
Ability to work under stress and within deadlines; the clinical research setting is a very busy and demanding environment.
English/Spanish bilingual desired, but not required
Sound judgment and problem-solving ability
Ability to prioritize
Accuracy and attention to detail
Licenses, Certifications, and/or Registrations:
Phlebotomy and Basic Life Support certification strongly preferred
Nursing Assistant certification or other academic preparation may be considered in lieu of certification
High school diploma or GED equivalent required, Bachelor’s degree preferred
1 to 2 years’ experience preferred