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BioRepository Technician II/Sr. Biorepository Technician

Pleasanton, CA 94588

Posted: 05/16/2023 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Research and Discovery Job Number: 11248 Pay Rate: $23.00 - $27.00

Job Description

Our client develops, manufactures, and supplies a wide array of innovative medical diagnostics products, services, tests, platforms, and technologies.

Job Overview:
  • 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 here, drives the acquisition, characterization, and management of human biological materials, and build of panels, fit for purpose to further RMSs Research and Development objectives.

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 Roche, 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.

Job Requirements

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.

Meet Your Recruiter

Jay Hite
Recruiter, Account Manager

As a Recruiter at Compass, Jay enjoys meeting job seekers and helping them to find new and exciting opportunities. He enjoys the process of getting to know candidates and learning all about their experience and what their future goals are. Jay feels the excitement of his candidates and is passionate about helping to find a fit both culturally and professionally. 

When Jay isn’t working, he enjoys bike rides, trying out new foods, tequila tasting and watching movies.  

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