Scientist Bioscience

Zenith LifeScience, LLC
Waltham, MA
Closing date
Jun 14, 2023

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Human Biological Samples (HBS) are fundamental to medical research in the discovery, development and implementation of new treatments and diagnostics. They are ethically sensitive materials and underpin the delivery of every clinical trial.

The biobank scientist Science Liaison is responsible for maintaining the inventory of Human Biological Samples in accordance with the global standard, Good Clinical Practice and standard operating procedures. The emphasis is on sample handling to ensure that samples are received, inventoried, logged, labelled, stored, tracked, dispatched, returned and/or disposed appropriately. Specialized IT systems and databases are key tools to maintain the sample library in a compliant way, and close interactions with science teams as well as biobank is a part of the biobank scientist SL role.

Typical Accountabilities:
  • Perform sample inventory, provide data manifests and (re)label samples as applicable
  • Receive and register HBS
  • Perform all work in accordance with global standards, SOPs, Good Clinical Practice and legal requirements
  • Track all work-in-progress using specialized informatics systems as well as databases, so that there is a common understanding of status at all times
  • Ensure compliance with global HBS standard and legal requirements
  • Responding to customer queries via mail or telephone
  • On-site role in Biobank and/or Science function laboratory
  • Manages the workload with the biobank or science function
  • Ensures clear communication of risks and issues encountered to the Biobank management
  • Uploading sample manifests provided to pre-register samples within the IT system if applicable
  • Maintain compliance by monitoring and following-up on key dates (e g end of check-out period for samples)
  • Degree in a scientific discipline (BSc, MSc)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Understanding of, and experience with, working with various IT solutions, such as LIMS systems and databases, including knowledge of Excel for data transformation and analyses
  • Experience of carrying out activities in a timely manner and to the correct standards
  • Identifying, implementing and sharing continuous improvement processes
  • Experience in Biobanking or working with human biological samples

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