Biorepository Protocol Coordinator- RI Tegtmeier
Columbus, OH 
Posted 21 days ago
Job Description
Biorepository Protocol Coordinator- RI Tegtmeier
Requisition ID 2021-32655
Category Research

Biorepository Protocol Coordinator- RI Tegtmeier

The Biopathology Center (BPC) within The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital (NCH) is a primarily grant-funded biorepository and clinical laboratory with the objective of acquisition and long-term storage of a large number of cancerous, normal and diseased biospecimens and related data. These biospecimens are used for the purpose of supporting and facilitating cutting edge research and advancing clinical patient care. In accordance with provisions of approved protocols, the BPC serves as biorepositories for the Children's Oncology Group (COG), NRG Oncology, SWOG (formerly the Southwest Oncology Group), the Pediatric Division of the Cooperative Human Tissue Network (pCHTN), Experimental Therapeutics Clinical Trials Network (ETCTN), and other sponsor groups. This is a fast-paced, team-oriented laboratory that requires the ability to work well under pressure and maintain constant attention to detail. The position requires frequent communication via phone and email with submitting institutions, internal coordinating laboratories, and external investigators. This role does not perform hypothesis-based research on the biospecimens - we serve a supporting role to facilitate clinical testing and research. The Biorepository and Laboratory Coordinator is responsible for the development, coordination, and management of clinical trial studies in order to meet the requirements for the protocols, while following regulatory guidelines and departmental/institutional standard operating procedures. The position requires project coordination with the BPC Leadership, external organizations and clinical and research departments to manage and communicate the day to day activities of a study. The Biorepository and Laboratory Coordinator is also responsible for development and onboarding of new studies, as well as the coordination and execution of activities with ongoing studies.

Schedule: (Full time, Benefits Eligible)


Research II

700 Children's Dr

Columbus, OH 43205

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    Performs research activities as defined within the protocol/department; implementing and organizing clinical research studies as assigned.
  • Collects monitors and disseminates subject/testing information; maintains accurate collection of all study data, including laboratory testing results and pathology review data.
  • Reviews sponsor group protocols for information related to specimen and banking activities to ensure that internal documents and informatics systems are updated, as needed, for internal staff to use. May also participate in editing protocols with external clients/sponsors. Creates reference documents that facilitate standardized data collection and/or aid in protocol execution, management and record keeping.
  • Serves as a point of contact and project coordinator between BPC leadership, clinical trial sites, and internal personnel.
  • Interacts with external clinical research coordinators (CRAs), clinicians, and other laboratories, receiving and relaying pertinent information necessary for biospecimen collection, receipt, processing, shipping from the site to the BPC. Also serves as liaison to c, as well as subject stratification and treatment. * Assists with the implementation and communication of new and ongoing clinical trials, supporting operational changes and workflow discussions with clinical trial sponsors.
  • Verifies specimen data entry accuracy and communicates with external sites or internal staff to resolve discrepancies.
  • Reviews associated specimen submission documentation to enter data into an electronic tracking system, such as pathology reports to verify disease type and tissue type.
  • Manages new and existing projects to ensure accurate information is relayed in a timely manner.
  • Assists in process development/improvement within the department including participating in quality assurance, continuing education programs, department meetings, and special projects as assigned.
  • Assists Principal Investigators (PI) Directors, Managers, and Supervisors in education of other study personnel with regards to study responsibilities. Coaches and mentors others in new or updated clinical trials.
  • Communicates respectfully with coworkers, staff, patients, parents and clients. Continuously strives to provide customer service in an efficient and effective manner to assure customer satisfaction and quality specimen handling.
  • Assists staff with follow-up and resolution of problems within the department. Performs in-depth problem solving and serves as a resource for others in department and related departments.
  • Demonstrates the initiative and ability to provide useful feedback in a professional manner. Trains new employees, students, etc. Actively promotes a cohesive, positive, and team-oriented work environment and possess a solution-driven mentality.
  • Performs other related duties as required.



  • Bachelor's degree in Science or other related field.


  • Two to five years of academic or professional experience in clinical research or healthcare field, including clinical trials or oncology strongly preferred.
  • Understanding of medical terminology and clinical trials preferred.
  • Scientific and/or laboratory knowledge to understand and evaluate specimens and clinical data related to processing and banking.
  • Analytical skills to understand complex information and clinical trials in order to effectively manage day to day activities of a study.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills to effectively interact with external professionals, principal investigators, clinical research associates, administrators, and employees at all levels. Demonstrate the ability to change manner of communication styles to adapt to various cultural and work-style differences.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work efficiently and independently promoting a team environment and maintaining a cooperative and supportive atmosphere. When personal workload is light, helps others to stay productive.

EOE M/F/Disability/Vet

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2 to 5 years
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