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BioRepository Technician at Apex Systems, Inc. in Pleasanton, CA

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BioRepository Tech

The BioRepository Technician position will facilitate the daily operation associated with the BioRepository in the BioSpecimen Management (BSM) function. Daily operation includes, but is not limited to, management of inventory, processing, distribution, storage, 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.

BioSpecimen Management (BSM), an agile bioservices function drives the acquisition, characterization, and management of human biological materials, and build of panels, fit for purpose to further Research and Development objectives.

This position will be based in Pleasanton, California.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Performs BioRepository Management duties for BioSpecimen Management, with meticulous attention to details. Works independently to receive shipments of human biological samples, verify sample integrity and data accuracy, process (centrifuge, aliquot, and pool) samples, consolidate inventory, retrieve and distribute samples, ship specimen collection supplies to partners, and monitor laboratory supply inventory.
  • Follows departmental work instructions, SOP’s, OSHA safety regulations and GLPs to perform assigned tasks. Duties include handling hazardous biological materials (BSL-2) as described above.
  • Works independently in a validated Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), maintaining documentation in accordance with established procedures; performs basic database queries and creates new requests as needed.
  • Maintains a high level of organization to independently manage all aspects of complex service requests and thinks creatively to resolve challenges as encountered.
  • Works independently to communicate with diverse stakeholders, internal and external, 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.
  • 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.

Position Requirements & Experience

  • HS diploma or GED required; some undergraduate biological science coursework or Certificate (e.g. Lab Tech, EMT, LPN) preferred.
  • At least 6 months of handling biological samples required.
  • Requires work with dry ice, -80 degree freezers, and human biological samples.
  • Ability to lift objects up to 30 lbs.

Personal Characteristics & Cultural Fit

  • Good organizational skills are essential
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Results and goal-oriented
  • Good written and verbal communication skills; able to read, write and speak English
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment with efficiency; capable of handling multiple projects
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to consistently project a positive and professional attitude
  • Passionate about the importance of biorepository management
  • Proficient in using e-mail and a basic knowledge and willingness to perfect understanding of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must be a self-starter with a strong work ethic and adaptability
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member

email: dgilbrech@apexlifesciences.com

VEVRAA Federal Contractor
We request Priority Protected Veteran & Disabled Referrals for all of our locations within the state.
We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here.

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