Danaher Corporation Clinical Affairs Associate - Biorepository in Sunnyvale, California
Danaher Company Description
At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving healthcare through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. With our GeneXpert® System, we’ve taken the most sophisticated molecular technology and packaged it into an automated, easy-to-use format that has quickly become the platform of choice worldwide. From the largest laboratories to small physician offices, our game-changing solution delivers critical answers when clinicians and patients need them most. Through strong molecular biology capabilities and ongoing product innovation, we are focused on developing tests for healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, critical infectious disease, virology, and oncology applications. Come join our vision for a better way and help make life better for us all! For more details, visit us atwww.cepheid.comor follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).
Responsible for the daily operation of the specimen biorepository following standard operating procedures. This includes but not limited to obtaining and coordinating the receipt, storage, and withdrawal of specimens, samples, and materials using a computerized repository system. Assembles and displays data for the storage and retrieval of specimens and for report preparation; processes and aliquots specimens; uses personal protective equipment and strictly adheres to safety protocols. This position also requires working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word programs and adaption to the use of other computer programs as required.
The ideal candidate has laboratory experience with clinical samples and biorepositories. In addition the candidate has the ability to work independently, is goal-oriented and organized and be able to thrive in an atmosphere of shifting demands and priorities. The candidate should possess excellent oral and written communication skills as well as strong computer skills.
Aid in the development of and ensure compliance with the standard operating procedures of the biorepository
Receives handles and inventories specimens at temperatures ranging from ambient to -80°C, and having potentially hazardous properties. Requires the use of personal protective equipment and adherence to strict safety protocols.
Prepares samples for pickup, courier delivery and shipment. Enters data into on-line repository database for sample tracking and management.
Maintains repository files for validation of data and preparation of reports; reviews accumulated data for accuracy and prepares reports of information and sample data
Performs routine and non-routine queries and generates standard and ad hoc reports using the database
Routinely inventories the storage units
Monitors temperatures of storagerefrigerators/freezers
Review protocols for specimen collection and handling requirements
Assist with specimen acquisition from Clinical sites and Vendors
Serve as liaison to biobanking studies and establish relationships with key stakeholders and appropriate project team members
Assist in establishing best practices and standards for sample collection management
Assists in training of others following standard operating procedures in the effective use of equipment, methods of storage and retrieval, serum separation, aliquoting, general laboratory procedures and systematic data entry
Is fully engaged, agile and able to take on additionalduties/responsibilitiesaccording to business needs.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of technical and professional personnel
Ability to use Windows, Excel and Word
Knowledge of methods to handle, process, and store specimens using a computerized storage and retrieval system
Knowledge of GCP, GDP, IRB, IATA
Experience in clinical or research laboratory
Knowledge of Biosafety level 2
Knowledge of Universal Precautions, general laboratory and quality control/assurance procedures
BS in life science or equivalent, 0-2 yrs experience
Excellent customer service and time management skills
Environment: Office and Bio repository (BSL2)
Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 35 lbs.
Must be able to process and handle materials frozen on dry ice (-78°C) for up to 6 hours per day
Must be able to work in walk-in freezers/refrigerators up to 5 hour per day
Must be able to use a computer up to 6 hours per day
Participation in Hepatitis B vaccination program recommended
Danaher Corporation Overview
Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Job Function: Science
Primary Location: North America-North America-United States-CA-Sunnyvale
Req ID: CEP002853
Cepheid is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.