Bio Sample Technician

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Biological Sciences, Laboratory Technician
  3. United States
Cambridge, USA
Posting date: 06 Aug 2020

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Bio Sample Technician with a pharmaceutical company located in Cambridge, MA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Track shipments containing biological specimens using courier tracking systems and departmental software and provide status updates to respective manufacturing and research teams accordingly.
  • Receive and log biological specimens in accordance with established procedures, guidelines and regulations.
  • Inspect and verify contents of packages for specimen quality, appropriate shipping conditions and documentation accuracy.
  • Store incoming specimens at the appropriate temperature as indicated in the respective biospecimen management plans.
  • Identify discrepancies and data enter discrepancy details and resolution in sample management system.
  • Data enter and/or upload specimen information from requisition forms, processing worksheets and shipment manifests into the sample management system and/or laboratory information management system (LIMS).
  • Retrieve specimens from inventory as requested by research and clinical teams for testing, return, or destruction.
  • Package and prepare clinical specimens for outbound shipment as needed.
  • Maintain packaging material/supply levels and order additional supplies as needed.
  • Maintain storage for hardcopy and electronic copies of specimen documentation in accordance with company policy.
  • Perform inventory audits to ensure specimen and data accuracy.
  • Maintain the shared electronic departmental workspace.
  • Follow established company standard operating procedures (SOPS).
  • May participate in departmental meetings.
  • May participate in special projects and/or assignments as requested by Sr. Manager/Sr. Director.

Skills and Requirements:

  • AA/AS, BA/BS or equivalent degree in a scientific or healthcare related field.
  • 1-2 years relevant experience in a laboratory setting preferably a GLP, GMP or regulated facility.
  • Basic understanding of general biological specimen collection and storage processes is preferred.
  • Experience receiving and accessioning biological specimens is preferred.
  • IATA training in transportation of biological specimens is a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Able to change activities and directions quickly and respond to a variety of assignments and changing business needs.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Customer-service oriented.
  • Proficient in computer usage including Microsoft Office, database usage (e.g. data entry), and internet functions (e.g. navigating web-based tracking platforms).
  • Knowledge of GMP, GLP, GCP, ICH and general FDA guidelines is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Good Documentation Practices (GDP) is a plus.

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Mike Raletz at 267-428-7770.

ProClinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.