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BioRepository Technician II/Sr. Biorepository Technician

Pleasanton, CA 94588

Posted: 06/01/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 565897 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Position, Location and Scope

The BioRepository Technician II/Sr. Biorepository Technician position will facilitate the daily operation associated with the Biorepository in the Biospecimen Acquisition and Management (BAM) function. Daily operation includes, but is not limited to, processing, distribution, storage, inventory management, and disposition of biological materials.

Biological materials serve as the foundation for research, development and validation of diagnostics products. Availability of specimens is a critical and often a rate limiting step in research, development, launch, and support of products. Careful management of the planning, procurement, inventory and distribution process is key to success.

BAM, an agile bioservices function at Client, drives the acquisition, characterization, and management of human biological materials, and build of panels, fit for purpose to further RMSs Research and Development objectives.

This position will be based at RMS in Pleasanton, California.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Performs Biorepository Management duties for Biospecimen Acquisition and Management (BAM) with meticulous attention to details. Works independently and provides training/oversight of junior associates to receive shipments of human biological samples, verify sample integrity and data accuracy, complete the sample check-in process in the validated Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), consolidate inventory, retrieve and distribute samples, ship specimen collection supplies to partners, and monitor laboratory supply inventory.
  • Works independently in the LIMS, maintaining documentation in accordance with established procedures; performs moderately complex database queries as needed.
  • Maintains a high level of organization to independently manage all aspects of complex service requests at the program level and thinks creatively to resolve challenges as encountered.
  • Adeptly works with diverse stakeholders, internal and external to Client, regarding biological material shipments, schedules, and discrepancies identified during the verification process.
  • Participates in laboratory certification and accreditation management activities, audit preparation, and team member recruitment activities; maintains order and cleanliness of lab and controlled temperature units.
  • Provides input to improve existing laboratory procedures. Assists in development and implementation of standard operating procedures.
  • May support coordination of material testing services.
  • Participates in required training related to position; takes personal responsibility for being current in all training activities.
  • Manages daily activities/responsibilities and assignments to meet business needs; establishes priorities using inputs from business requirements and/or internal customer needs.

Position Requirements & Experience
  • BS Degree in Biological Science or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant laboratory experience.
  • Requires work with dry ice, -80 degree freezers, and human biological samples.
  • Ability to lift objects up to 30 lbs.

Personal Characteristics & Cultural Fit
  • Good organizational skills are essential
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Results and goal-oriented
  • Good written and verbal communication skills; able to read, write and speak English
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment with efficiency; capable of handling multiple projects
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to consistently project a positive and professional attitude
  • Passionate about the importance of biorepository management
  • Proficient in using G(oogle)-Suite
  • Basic knowledge and willingness to perfect understanding of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must be a self-starter with a strong work ethic and adaptability
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
20-28 pay rate range
**salary will be commensurate with experience**
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