Biospecimen Management Specialist I at American Cybersystems, Inc.

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Location: San Rafael, California

Job Description:

Innova Solutions is immediately hiring a Biospecimen Management Specialist I

Position type: Full-time Contract

12 months and possibility for extension

Location: San Rafael California

Hybrid role - 2 days onsite - Tuesdays mandatory and second day is flexible
As a Biospecimen Management Specialist I, you will:

Serve as for one program (all studies) or select studies across multiple programs as necessary. Perform continuous tracking of clinical trial collected biospecimens and related logistics, issues and queries from the planning stage to final disposition. Support biospecimen tracking and reconciliation activities in in-house clinical biospecimen inventory tracking IT system. Review and become familiar with Central lab and Specialty lab documentation to understand the pathway and biospecimen lifecycle (collection, processing, analysis, data delivery process and final sample disposition) for assigned studies. Input, maintain & understand all biospecimen-relevant information in systems for clinical trial studies, including: outlining biospecimen stakeholder contacts, number and quantity of each biospecimen collected as related to the study's schedule of events, any unique biospecimen handling or operational requirements, details of testing destinations and related shipping requirements. Respond to queries generated by biorepository upon receipt of samples. Assist in performing super user tasks, including but not limited to: updating : Labmatrix, IT software that tracks study specific biospecimen inventory and operational workflow information, based on study-relevant documents: Gathering and documenting user requirements for ad-hoc and custom reports Loading data from internal & external sources/systems (manual and/or automatic) Flagging issues for other staff or labs/biorepositories for investigation and resolution in order to ensure timely, efficient, high-quality data Assist in the maintenance of records Support the set-up and maintenance of repository of all biospecimen-relevant collection and processing information. Collaborate with Central and Specialty Laboratories including long term biorepository vendor for biospecimen tracking. Proficient in use of central lab systems to pull reports and view data as appropriate. Support the set-up and maintenance of vendor workspaces. Responsible for biospecimen management, storage, and/or destruction per requirements and escalate and inform as needed. Maintain an accurate, up-to-date inventory within central biospecimen database. Ensure sample integrity and maintain GCP/GLP for samples through chain of custody, sample handling guidelines, and proper storage conditions. Escalate issues that cannot be resolved within established timelines Accurately follow department SOPs related to Biospecimen Management. Work with appropriate staff to fulfill biospecimen analysis requests and facilitate returns.
Skills: Prepare accurate biospecimen manifests for outgoing shipments for analysis requests. Assist biorepository staff with special technical projects and infrastructure processes as assigned. Track sample analysis and data transfer deliverables using reports and metrics from vendors; ensure timely shipments to vendors and/or storage sites and that the data are transferred in support of data deliverables (i.e., snapshots, DBLs) and routine clinical study support. Upload biospecimen related documents to the Trial Master File, ensuring that documentation standards are followed and are 'inspection-ready'. Understand ICH/GCP/GLP, storage procedures, biospecimen management best practices and ethical guidelines. Serve as a subject matter expert (SME) and resource for biospecimen management. Assist in the development of site facing and/or participant support tools for complex biospecimen collection and processing training purposes as needed Support process improvement initiatives or improving efficiency as needed. Share ideas and work product with competence in a clear, concise, and timely way. Proactively recognize, articulate and prioritize key issues and identify risks based on understanding of objectives. Analyze and evaluate problems and seek-out and recommend possible solutions before escalation. Leverage data effectively to communicate and influence outcomes. Effectively track action items assigned during meetings. Other duties related to remit may be assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in biology, medical technology, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. 2 years of relevant experience working in the pharmaceutical industry, related field and/or training (including CROs, clinical sites, central and specialty labs, and biorepositories). 2 years of relevant technical experience, ideally working with biological samples which includes but not limited to biospecimen management, biobanking, or similar organizations. Working knowledge of human biospecimen sample types and associated storage/shipment conditions. Proficient in performing tasks that require a strong attention to detail ensuring high quality outputs. Technical knowledge to maintain electronic files of large datasets and proficient with data entry and manipulation Experience in the following software preferred: Microsoft Office Products including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, Teams, and SharePoint; Individuals should be proficient with Microsoft Excel in particular including lookups, matching, and comparison tools and have a basic understanding of relational databases and integration between systems. Sample tracking/LIMS: including but not limited to Labmatrix for tracking biobank biospecimens and processes; central lab systems. Project management software such as, Smartsheet. Excellent organization skills, ability to meet tight deadlines and to quickly adapt to changing priorities. Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team matrixed environment. Knowledge and understanding of clinical drug development strategic planning of clinical research, ICF, ICH GCP, GLP, In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR) 2017/746, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and clinical laboratory specimen handling. Advanced planning and organization skills. Excellent analytical and assessment skills. Commitment to teamwork and strong "can do" attitude, seeks change & values innovation.


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Thank you!

Vishnu Kaushik
Phone - 678-207-5230


Pay Range*: $42 - $45 per hour
*Pay range offered to a successful candidate will be based on several factors, including the candidate's education, work experience, work location, specific job duties, certifications, etc.

Benefits: Innova Solutions offers benefits( based on eligibility) that include the following: Medical & pharmacy coverage, Dental/vision insurance, 401(k), Health saving account (HSA) and Flexible spending account (FSA), Life Insurance, Pet Insurance, Short term and Long term Disability, Accident & Critical illness coverage, Pre-paid legal & ID theft protection, Sick time, and other types of paid leaves (as required by law), Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

ABOUT INNOVA SOLUTIONS:Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Innova Solutions employs approximately 50,000 professionals worldwide and reports an annual revenue approaching $3 Billion. Through our global delivery centers across North America, Asia, and Europe, we deliver strategic technology and business transformation solutions to our clients, enabling them to operate as leaders within their fields.


Innova Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits any kind of unlawful discrimination and harassment. Innova Solutions is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national origin, citizenship, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by the statutes, rules, and regulations in the locations where it operates. If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us at or (770) 493-5588. Please indicate the specifics of the assistance needed. Innova Solutions encourages all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities. Innova Solutions (HireGenics/Volt) does not discriminate against applicants based on citizenship status, immigration status, or national origin, in accordance with 8 U.S.C. ยง 1324b.
The company will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner that complies with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.

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