Senior Associate, Sample Manager

Groton, Connecticut
Closing date
Oct 9, 2023

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Pharmaceutical, Physicians/Nurses
Full Time
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What You Will Achieve

The Clinical Genetics & Biospecimens (CGB) team in Pfizer's Early Clinical Development Precision Medicine Group is seeking a highly motivated Sample Manager to support the operations of our outsourced BioBank. The successful candidate will enable the shipment, tracking, documentation, and management of biospecimens throughout their lifecycle with vendors and the partner long-term storage facility, from intake to distribution and destruction.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Account for all biospecimens at the biobank from shipment from Central Labs/ clinical sites through to registration, storage, and destruction

  • Resolve discrepancies or gaps in documentation (e.g., rosters) and databases related to biospecimen sets; manage escalated queries and work with appropriate parties to resolve in a timely manner

  • Review study documents as it related to banked sample collections

  • Execute the technical and operational procedures for the collection, storage, shipment, distribution and destruction of biospecimens from Pfizer clinical trials

  • Address queries and advise on sample inventories and clinical trial documentation as key sample management point of contact to research and clinical teams

  • Monitor biospecimen collections at biorepository and Central Labs and facilitate disposition of samples in collaboration with clinical team members

  • Propose innovative process improvements and best practices related to biospecimen management and assist in the implementation

Must Have

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in the biological sciences, with a minimum of 3years of experience in appropriate scientific area related to the position
  • Solid knowledge of human biofluid types, and collection and storage conditions thereof, and familiarity with considerations for conditions that may impact sample quality
  • Experience working in a biological sample bank strongly preferred, understanding of the end-to-end sample management lifecycle
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and manage workflows; high level of initiative and ability to work independently
  • Advanced interpersonal skills to navigate a diverse organization and ability to build collaborative working relationships with supervisors, peers, suppliers, customers, partners and stakeholders
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong ability to write work guidance and training documents, and experience authoring SOPs
  • Knowledge of LIMS/database query tools with Microsoft Excel

Nice to Have

  • Strong knowledge of the clinical trial process and GCP
  • 3+ years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry; experience related to operational processes or systems in clinical trials
  • Previous experience with sample management software

Work Location Assignment:Flexible

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

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EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.


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