Asst. Biospecimen Coordinator - 62914-1A

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Updated: Mar 29, 2024
Location: Orange-Campus
Job Type:
Department: Cancer Center

Job Opening ID: 62914
Reports To: Biospecimen Lab Manager
Working Title: Asst. Biospecimen Coordinator
Department: Cancer Center
Bargaining Unit: RX
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 009336
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Career


Position Summary:
The NCI-designated Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (CFCCC) is a campus-wide multidisciplinary matrix organization whose goal is to promote and enhance cancer-relevant research and patient care at UC Irvine. The CFCCC provides research resources to its ~175 members engaged in research and offers multidisciplinary cancer care to its patients.
Under the supervision of the Biospecimen Lab Manager, the Assistant Biospecimen Coordinator (ABC) supports the clinical research efforts by coordinating and processing biological specimens for cancer related protocols according to current Good Clinical Practices (GCP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), internal standard operating procedures (SOPs) and University policies and procedures. The incumbent is responsible for supporting all aspects of the study specimen process for patients participating in cancer related clinical trials, which includes: collecting, processing, storing, shipping, and tracking under specific research protocol requirements and laboratory techniques. In addition, this individual is responsible for providing general maintenance and organization of the Cancer Center research laboratory. This includes: maintaining laboratory equipment, ordering supplies, tracking equipment service agreements, ensuring proper equipment operation, and maintaining and updating standard operating procedures.


Total Compensation:

In addition to the salary range listed below, we offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our compensation practices and benefits.


$24.95 - $31.37 (Hourly Rate) Expected Pay Range within the Full Salary Range $26.60 - $43.82 (Hourly Rate)


Department Website:
  • Experience working with and processing biological specimens 
  • Experience working in a clinical laboratory environment 
  • Experience with clinical research and data collection
  • 1-3 Years of related work experience with Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science, or equivalent experience
  •  Experience working with and processing biological specimens 
  • Experience working in a clinical laboratory environment 
  • Experience with clinical research and data collection 
  • Ability to interact with the public, faculty, and staff 
  • Strong organizational and verbal communication skills 
  • Willingness to work as a supportive, cooperative member of an interdisciplinary team 
  • Ability to work collegially and cooperatively in a small office and to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships 
  • Demonstrated skill in interacting with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds 
  • Foster and promote a positive attitude and professional appearance Ability to establish and maintain files and records 
  • Demonstrated ability to research, properly evaluate information, and prepare concise, well organized reports, summaries, and correspondence 
  • Demonstrated high-level communication skills to convey information in a clear and concise way, synthesizing information and presenting it to others Ability to think critically, compiles data from various sources, analyze data, and prepare reports 
  • Demonstrated problem solving capabilities to resolve concerns that arise unexpectedly 
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize a complex and dynamic workload 
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines, despite interruptions Ability to independently exercise discretion and sound judgment 
  • Ability to prioritize assignments and achieve high productivity/quality with short time frames, under rigid deadlines, and /or in environments with frequent workload changes and competing demands 
  • Ability to take initiative and demonstrate strong commitment to duties Ability to analyze problems, implement solutions and multitask 
  • Ability to work within a deadline-driven structure Skill in working independently, taking initiative and following through on assignments 
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of team Demonstrated experience in maintaining flexibility and adaptability while implementing institutional change 
  • High level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Working knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


  • Experience with cancer-related research 
  • Extensive experience with various types of human subject clinical trials i.e., National Group, Industrial, and Investigator-authored 
  • Experience with clinical trial management systems, preferably OnCore


Special Conditions Required:
  • May require coordinating and processing specimens outside of normal business hours 
  • May require travel to satellite sites


Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment

The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page -

Closing Statement:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected]

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