For our client, a major player in the pharmaceutical industry we are looking for a:
Biosample Laboratory Associate
Contract start date: 1st of January 2021
Contract length: until 31.12.2021
You will be responsible for performing activities and processes related to the tracking, inventory, storage, sample processing, and transport of biological samples for clinical and non-clinical trials.
Following all applicable controlled documents (e.g. SOPs, Working instructions, and working documents), all relevant sample handling, storage, and sample processing activities, while adhering GCP lab guidelines and local health & safety rules
Freezer management activities (e.g. temperature monitoring, issue logs, maintenance, monitoring freezer space & organization)
Managing samples according to protocol requirements and BRM Operations best practices.
Setting up and preparing outbound shipping requests and related documents within agreed timelines and according to the applicable transport regulations.
Distribution of samples to internal lab and the tracking of confirmation of delivery sample shipments to external analytical laboratories.
Conducting manual and/or automated sample aliquoting for various sample types, e.g. serum/plasma/urine/DNA/RNA.
Conducting DNA/RNA extraction activities from various clinical sample types
Conducting in-process QC methods to assess quality of samples
Skills and Competencies:
Minimum: Associate Degree in science or equivalent recognized qualification and/or 2-3 years of experience in similar sample handling and processing laboratory environment
Demonstrated experience working in a laboratory managing clinical or non-clinical samples
Knowledge of the collection, processing, storage requirements for different sample types
Experience in communication with vendors, customers and peers
Detail oriented with the ability to work independently and manage multiple competing priorities
Requires attention to detail, and accuracy in data entry, while maintaining study timelines
Good level of initiative and the ability to work independent and manage multiple competing priorities with minimal guidance
Computer skills in laboratory informatics systems and data processing (LIMS, Excel)
Good theoretical and practical understanding of nucleic acid handling and analysis is a plus
Experience working in multicultural teams is a nice to have
Good organizational, multitasking, and prioritization skills
Team player with demonstrated good interpersonal skills and an ability to build effective working relationships within functional area
Customer oriented mindset
Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to tight timelines
Please note a valid Swiss work permit or Swiss or EU-25/EFTA citizenship is required for this position
Randstad (Schweiz) AG