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Sample Logistics Assistant

Cambridge Metro Area, MA

Post Date: 04/24/2017 Job ID: JN -042017-18896 Job Type: Scientific - Material Science

We are seeking a talented individual with experience in sample management and logistics to assist our team with outsourcing scientific activities and potential in-house lab support for NIBR Cambridge. The candidate must have sound judgment, be well-organized, able to handle several activities in parallel and follow through on expectations with minimal supervision. In addition, s/he should be self-motivated, a fast learner, proactive in anticipating needs, and have a strong attention to detail. Accuracy and adherence to deadlines in a fast-paced environment is essential, as is the ability to contribute as an effective team member. A positive, can-do attitude is preferred.

Major Accountabilities:
Collect, organize, and maintain an inventory of chemical samples for outsourcing efforts.
Coordinate with internal departments (centralized repositories, shipping, team members, etc.) for general sample trafficking.
Physically prepare a limited number of chemical samples.
Meticulously track compound and biologic samples at various stages of the outsourcing process; provide quick feedback upon sample inquiry and troubleshoot as necessary.
Coordinate sample data generated from outsourcing efforts, including timely delivery to company databases; preparation of relevant statistical analysis and reports.
Opportunity for lab cell culture support and execution of in-vitro cell-based assay(s).
Proficient and efficient use of common IT systems, and an interest in implementing new IT processes and workflows.
Ensure implementation and adherence to NIBR and Novartis operational policies.

A bachelor s degree in a chemical or biological science is required, and previous industry experience in sample logistics is preferred.

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