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Sample Logistics Assistant

Cambridge Metro Area, Massachusetts

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

Description:
Duties:
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.


Skills:
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.

Education:
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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