Biosample Coordinator

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Clinical Scientist
  3. Switzerland
Posting date: 04 Sep 2019

A privately held pharma-company is advertising a vacancy for a Biosample Coordinator, based in their office in Switzerland. The company is active in the life sciences areas of drug development, GMP manufacturing of proprietary drugs, diagnostic tools, and investment management, and focuses on innovative treatments, such as in oncology with a focus on solid tumours, as part of their business. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a leading pharmaceutical organization and support their R&D operations to create new, viable treatments.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Working in matrix organization in close collaboration with the Clinical Operations team and Translational Medicine functions (Pharmacology and Screening, Clinical Pharmacology & Drug Metabolism, Preclinical Safety, and Diagnostics/Personalized Medicine) to manage sample tracking, receiving, and storage processes for clinical and translational projects.
  • Supporting clinical study activities in the preparation and reviewing study-related documents (such as ICF, CRF, laboratory manual, DTS, etc.).
  • Interfacing with laboratory personnel, sample processing vendors, and other vendors (e.g. vendor for long term storage) as needed to ensure proper shipment of samples, responding to issues as needed, and ensuring study objectives are met.
  • Contributing to the assessment of site and lab feasibility for biological sample collection, handling, and storage.
  • Developing and maintaining a biorepository database for human and non-human biological samples.
  • Ensuring biosample process consistency across clinical studies within their respective projects and managing sample logistics from patient to data in compliance with GXPs.
  • Participating in process improvement projects (SOPs, work instructions, training materials) in collaboration with QA and clinical study teams.
  • Forecasting the biosample operational costs and reviewing contracts and invoices.

Skills and Requirements:

  • A degree in life sciences or equivalent experience.
  • Have excellent knowledge and good understanding of clinical trials and translational medicine in biomedical research.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years proven experience working in teams managing clinical studies.
  • Proven experience working with clinical biosample logistics and operations.
  • Knowledge of GCP, GCLP and ICH guidelines, and animal welfare regulations (training can be done after recruitment).
  • Experience with sample management systems and procedures is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a diverse group of scientists, clinicians, vendors labs, and a variety of internal and external stakeholders to support product development strategy.
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, such as MS Office.

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