Research Lab Coord Ophthalmolo

University of Massachusetts Medical School

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  • Worcester, Massachusetts
    University of Massachusetts Medical School
    May 14, 2020



Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Research Lab Coordinator is responsible for specified clinical and lab research activities in the Macular Degeneration Center of Excellence



  • Responsible for overall operations of the lab, freezers
  • Maintain the lab and order tanks, freezers, tubes, and other supplies as needed
  • Familiar with and adhere to established lab and biosafety policies
  • Available for calls as needed if freezer alarms are activated
  • Conduct audits of all samples in freezers
  • Document all samples and tissues in a computerized database, in collaboration with other members of the staff
  • Perform centrifuging and aliquoting of blood specimens
  • Design methods for efficient operations of the lab component of the center
  • Performs data entry and documentation of data forms, questionnaires, and other clinical research materials
  • Conduct in-person or telephone interviews and make other types of calls for the studies
  • Collect and maintain questionnaires and other data forms from study participants
  • Perform literature searches or access articles as requested from library and other sources
  • Maintain computerized data files and spreadsheets
  • Prepare summary reports
  • Conduct quality control checks on data entry
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Opportunity to participate in research presentations




  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the sciences, health care, or equivalent experience
  • Master’s degree in medical, biology, genetics or equivalent field preferred
  • 3+ years of related research/lab experience
  • Must have excellent skills in using computer-based tools (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills required; must be a good team player
  • High level of attention to detail and organization, setting priorities, and adhering to timelines.
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations

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