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Bio-specimen Management Associate

Oakland-Fremont-Pleasanton Metro Area, California

Post Date: 02/21/2017 Job ID: JN -022017-18429 Industry: Molecular Biology - Scientific


The BioSpecimen Management function supports the acquisition, characterization, and management of biological materials and associated data, and build of select panels fit for purpose research and development activities.

Specific Responsibilities

Under general supervision, the candidate will organize and conduct data management activities, such as, data file transfers from biological materials sources and suppliers, organization of source data files, data review, data quality and consistency checks, resolution of data discrepancies, data import, and data export while working within a validated laboratory information management system, utilizing established procedures, and technical and theoretical understanding.
Supports implementation of sample collection studies and reporting requirements in the validated system.
Assists with computer system validation activities (testing, training, etc.), change management and data standardization, as required, in compliance with business and regulatory standards.
The candidate assumes responsibility for the accuracy, quality, and timeliness of all assigned projects and related activities, and keeps supervisor informed of project status, particularly of significant findings and results in critical problem areas.
Establishes as appropriate internal/cross-functional/customer relationships.
Performs work according to established guidelines and procedures, and as specified by appropriate external regulatory agencies.
Assumes accountability for electronic records management and use of validated systems ensuring information is maintained in a timely manner, accurately and consistently, and according to established formats.
With guidance, analyzes and brainstorms alternative approaches to solve complex problems or develop new perspectives on existing solutions.
Works independently and manages own work flow to accomplish assigned objectives.
Keeps informed of trends and developments in area of responsibility.
May act as a lead for assigned projects or team.

Position Requirements & Experience

Bachelor s degree in Biological Science or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
2-6 years of related experience required.
Work experience in management of clinical study data in the diagnostics, pharmaceutical or medical device industry preferred.
Ability to handle data meticulously, in a well-organized manner, with understanding of Good Documentation Practices a must.
Basic understanding of Good Clinical Data Management Practices preferred.
Working knowledge of relational database structures, regulatory requirements, project/program management, preferably related to clinical data management a plus.

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