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Biospecimen Supervisor

Employer
Neogene Therapeutics
Location
Santa Monica, CA
Start date
Jun 11, 2024

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Job Details

At AstraZeneca's Oncology R&D division, we follow the science to explore and innovate. We are working towards treating, preventing, modifying, and even curing some of the world's most complex diseases. Here we have the potential to grow our pipeline and positively impact the lives of billions of patients around the world. We are committed to making a difference and have built our business around our passion for science. Now we are fusing data and technology with the latest scientific innovations to achieve the next wave of breakthroughs.

Position Summary

The Biospecimen Supervisor will oversee the coordination and tracking of Human Biological Samples (HBS) and information from clinical trial patients across multiple clinical programs. You will work collaboratively within the Translational Sciences team and with teams in accomplishing such goals. This position is based in Santa Monica, CA, and reports to the Translational Operations Lead.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the logistics and tracking of HBS shipments from the clinical trial sites to the testing laboratories at Neogene or third-party Contract Research Organizations (CROs).
  • Ensure sample integrity & traceability during transport. Collaborate with the Clinical Operations team and Central Laboratories and other external vendors to troubleshoot any issues occurred while sample collection, processing, storage, or shipment that could affect sample integrity. Help resolve queries in the CRO database.
  • Responsible for receipt, accessioning, and recording of samples sent for laboratory analysis at Neogene.
  • Manage internal inventory storage and use of clinical samples.
  • Oversee and track sample analysis by external contractors ensuring that projects are completed and data is generated and transferred according to the agreed timelines.
  • Maintain patient dashboards/scheduling tool(s) used to provide traceability to completion of sample analysis and report generation.
  • Help develop and implement new sample tracking, record-keeping, and quality systems.
  • Support management of inventory storage and usage of reagents for clinical trial assays and assist with procurement tasks.
  • Help with other responsibilities to meet corporate goals.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • May manage contractors.

Education and Experience

  • BS with 10+ years of experience, MS with 7+ years or relevant experience.
  • Excellent record keeping skills.
  • Simultaneously manage work in different clinical programs and prioritize planning of activities.
  • Previous experience managing logistics and storage of biospecimens from clinical studies.
  • Familiarity with analytical methods and specimen requirements for assays commonly used in data generation for biomarker or pharmacokinetic analysis.
  • Management experience and management of partnered staff at external vendors.
  • Collaborate, work, and organizational interfaces in a dynamic team setting.
  • Experience with LIMS.

The anticipated salary range for candidates who will work in Santa Monica, CA is $115,000 - $136,000. The final salary offered to you will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and length of experience in the job type and length of experience within the industry, education.

 

Benefits

  • Short-term incentive bonus opportunity
  • Equity-based long-term incentive program
  • 401(k) plan
  • Paid vacation and holidays; paid leaves
  • Health benefits including medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage.

DE&I Statement

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

Company

Neogene Therapeutics is a global, preclinical stage biotechnology company pioneering the development of next generation, fully individualized engineered T cell therapies for a broad spectrum of cancers.

Our proprietary neoantigen T cell receptor (TCR) discovery and T cell engineering platform identifies TCR genes with specificity for neoantigens – found exclusively on cancer cells as a result of cancer-associated DNA mutations.

Cancer is a genetically individual disease – no two tumors are exactly the same. These variations create neoantigens – unique targets for every tumor. Neogene’s novel approach delivers a tailored T cell therapy containing a unique set of specific TCR genes for each individual patient. Engineered into patient-derived T cells, these TCRs are directed toward neoantigens in tumor cells, with the goal of eliciting strong and durable responses in a variety of solid tumor indications.

We offer the opportunity to join a highly dynamic biotech start-up. You can expect a collaborative environment created by a team with deep scientific expertise and an industrial track-record in T cell therapies. We value pro-active team-players who pursue their goals with dedication, endurance and a daring mindset. If you share our commitment to make a difference to patients in need, we can provide an exciting opportunity for your career.

Company info
Website
Location
2225 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica
CA
90404
United States

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