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Research Partnership Coordinator (Eye Bank)

Company: Lions VisionGift
Location: Portland
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Description:Make a difference in the lives of others by helping give the gift of sight! Lions VisionGift's research program includes laboratory, clinical, and collaborative components that aim to improve eye banking processes and help advance research designed to treat ocular diseases. Join our dynamic team of motivated individuals who perform research to restore sight while helping external collaborators develop therapies for diseases like Fuchs corneal dystrophy, AMD, glaucoma, and others. Lions VisionGift is a non-profit organization founded in 1975 by Lions Clubs of Oregon, which recognized the need for an eye bank to provide ocular tissue for transplants, research and medical education.
Since its inception, over 65,000 people have received the gift of sight from tissue procured and screened by Lions VisionGift, which works closely with transplant surgeons. Additionally, ocular tissues have been utilized for valuable research projects and surgical training.
Please visit www.visiongift.org for more information on our organization.
Experience / Skills: Superb attention to detail coupled with excellent project management skills are amust. Comfortable with computers and experience with Microsoft Office products is required.Experience working in an office or professional setting in healthcare or science is preferred. Experiencewith database applications, laboratory equipment (including microscopes and imaging equipment),tissue dissection, and basic laboratory supplies/reagents is highly preferred. Excellent customer serviceskills required.
Summary Statement: The Research Partnership Coordinator (RPC) position is suitable for an individualwho is organized, able to multi-task, and able to perform (with training) basic and advanced laboratoryprocedures. This person will be part of a team that works under the direction of the Vice President ofResearch and Development (VPRD). The RPC collaborates with researchers to develop tissue recovery andpreservation protocols and handles the fulfillment of Lions VisionGifts' portfolio of on-going researchpartnerships. The RPC is responsible for managing non-transplant tissue (research and surgical trainingtissue, a.k.a NT tissue) assignment and distribution. This involves coordinating with all necessarydepartments to recover, process, and distribute NT tissue in a timely manner. The individual in this positionis the primary contact for internal and external NT tissue requests. They will develop and maintainresearcher relationships in coordination with the VPRD. Work schedule is based on normal business hoursbut may vary depending on the needs of the department and could potentially include evenings, nights, andsometimes weekends.
***Please ensure inclusion of a Cover Letter in your application. Only applications with cover letters will be reviewed***
Requirements:Education: A Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Medical or laboratory background is a plus.
In addition to the wage, Lions VisionGift offers a generous benefit package including, but not limited to: - 7 paid holidays and 1 floating holiday - 3 weeks PTO to in the first year which increases with tenure - Medical, dental, and vision employee premiums paid in full - Employer-funded $1,000 HRA - $20,000 employer-paid life insurance policy - Employer-paid short-term disability - Voluntary benefits such as Dependent Care and FSA - Paid parental leave and more!
NOTICE TO APPLICANTS:Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet 100% of the qualifications listed in the job post. We are more interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and encourage you to apply, even if you do not meet every qualification listed. If you are unsure if you meet the qualifications of this role please email hr@visiongift.org to discuss your application. Please read this job description carefully and ask for clarification if you have difficulty understanding the functions of this job. Please describe any accommodations that you need in order to perform this job.COVID-19:We require all employees be vaccinated or have a medical or religious exemption that prohibits vaccination. You must let HR know during the interview process if you need an exemption. You are required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination when a job offer is extended. Please reach out to HR at HR@visiongift.org. PM19


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