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Associate, Biobanking Operations

Company: Eisai
Location: Bridgeport
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Job Description:

At Eisai, satisfying unmet medical needs and increasing the benefits healthcare provides to patients, their families, and caregivers is Eisai's human health care (hhc) mission. We're a growing pharmaceutical company that is breaking through in neurology and oncology, with a strong emphasis on research and development. Our history includes the development of many innovative medicines, notably the discovery of the world's most widely-used treatment for Alzheimer's disease. As we continue to expand, we are seeking highly-motivated individuals who want to work in a fast-paced environment and make a difference. If this is your profile, we want to hear from you.Job SummaryThe Biobanking Associate will be responsible for understanding and performing functions related to the lifecycle of specimens, including patient consenting and sample collection, storage, usage and destruction. He/she will work closely with fellow staff providing support on data entry and sample reconciliation efforts to meet project timelines. Additionally, this individual will support day-to-day processes and work closely with Brooks Life Science's biorepository technician for Eisai Biobank operations, which stores biological specimens collected through clinical trials for exploratory research.Essential Functions* Perform all functions related to sample registration, processing, and shipment.* Perform sample reconciliation and ensure all SOPs are properly followed.* Maintain communications and respond to sample requests to ensure customer needs are met.* Maintain and update biobank database and sample inventory.* Investigate sample irregularities and report on Query Requests.* Develop and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), project definitions, and other necessary forms and documents related to biobank operations.* Support the biobank in resolving issues to ensure continuous improvement, including changes in procedures based on new policies and updates to operations based on organizational needs.* Keep up to date in recent developments in the biobanking field.* Complete other related tasks as assigned by supervisor.RequirementsQualifications / Training & Education* Bachelor's degree in biology, or a relevant field.* Basic understanding of Good Clinical Practices for clinical trials* Organized and detailed oriented characteristicsKnowledge & Experience* Minimum 1 year pharmaceutical industry experience related to operational processes or systems in clinical trials is desired* Strong track record of building successful relations with supervisors, peers, suppliers, customers, partners and stakeholders is essential* Experience working in a clinical setting, tissue or other biological sample bank is a plus* Good communication skills and ability to work well with multiple individuals.* Ability to work on several projects simultaneously and to switch focus as needed* Ability to keep accurate and organized recordsTechnical Competencies* Knowledge of sample management and associated data support, particularly for process tracking and sample history* Track record of prioritizing multiple, complex, high priority tasks and ensuring timely delivery to meet customer needs* Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, especially with using Microsoft ExcelOther * Work is performed in an office and laboratory environment.* Must be able to travel 1 - 2 times per month to vendor site in Central NJ.* Preferred location is our office in Nutley, NJ (hybrid work arrangement) but remote-based may be considered.#IND123#LI-MG1#LI-RemoteEisai requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide valid proof of vaccination as of their start date, to the extent permitted under applicable law. This requirement is a condition of employment at Eisai, and it applies regardless of whether the position is located at an Eisai site, field based or is fully remote. If you are unable to receive the vaccine for qualifying medical reasons (including pregnancy-related), or religious reasons (sincerely held religious beliefs), you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.Eisai is an equal opportunity employer and as such, is committed in policy and in practice to recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status. Similarly, considering the need for reasonable accommodations, Eisai prohibits discrimination against persons because of disability, including disabled veterans.Eisai Inc. participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of all new hires in the United States. Please click on the following link for more information:

Keywords: Eisai, Bridgeport , Associate, Biobanking Operations, Other , Bridgeport, Connecticut

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