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Associate Research Scientist

San Diego, CA 92121

Posted: 08/18/2022 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 493679 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description


Our discovery research teams are organized into thematic research centers each focused on certain areas of disease biology in key indications. Within each area, discovery research, translational research, and early clinical development are integrated into a single team. The Oncogenesis Thematic Research Center (ONC TRC) at Client  is one of the fundamental research and early development engines delivering therapeutics to patients. As a thematic center, the ONC TRC is agnostic to therapeutic modality or disease area. ONC TRC activities are spread between Client  research sites located in San Diego (USA), San Francisco (USA) and CITRE-Sevilla (Spain). The successful candidate will be part of translational research ONC TRC team in San Diego and will work closely with colleagues in both, San Diego and Sevilla ONC TRC as part of our biomarker group focused on implementing and analyzing data from biomarker studies conducted in first-in-human clinical trials in disease areas of oncology and blood disorders. The successful candidate will be responsible for the processing and management of clinical samples according to established protocols for multiple on-going trials.

Position Summary
Participate as part of the Oncogenesis PD assay team (CITRE and US) in processing of patient samples, control storage of vials and deliver sample to analysis teams to provide data in different clinical trials.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support in providing timely PD data during Phase I trials from ONC-TRC to support

    Accountable for planning, coordinating, and processing of clinical samples within the guidelines set by established clinical trial protocols Responsible for chain of custody documentation for samples, including entry of key data elements into internal databases Collaborate with the clinical sample management team to deliver samples to analysis teams for timely data reporting Identification and escalation of issues to clinical trial points of contact to ensure resolution Organize inventory of patient samples. Enter and update data base information for different clinical trials Organize stock of reagents Keep a record of the batches of reagents used with each patient sample Qualifications & Experience

  • A B.S. degree in a scientific discipline with > 2 years research experience (experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry preferred).
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience working in a BSL2+ environment
  • Hands-on experience working with primary cell cultures and immortalized cell lines
  • Knowledge of clinical trials and biomarkers
  • Flexible to adapt to changing work assignments
  • Ability to collaborate with scientists, vendor labs, and other internal team players
  • Good Computer skills (mainly Microsoft Office package and databases)
  • High capacity of teamwork
  • Autonomy
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