Biosample Associate II

San Francisco, CA, United States
Aug 05, 2019
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
Position Overview

Performs research and/or development in collaboration with others for projects.

The Research Associate, Bioanalytical Development, is primarily responsible for sample management of clinical samples in support of various early and late stage studies. However other duties may be assigned as needed or as time permits. This position will work closely with other departmental members to ensure samples are available for analysis when requested. This position will also collaborate with members of clinical operations and clinical sample management to resolve sample and shipping discrepancies, and reconcile sample collection with analysis of samples.
  • Manage Clinical Sample Inventory including receipt, login/logout and disposal as per Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Track sample history and storage location using Watson LIMS.
  • Maintain all shipment records in the electronic notebook.
  • Ensure samples are promptly logged in and stored upon receipt from the clinical site or central lab.
  • Report samples discrepancies and actively follow up until resolved.
  • Maintain the long-term clinical samples storage to meet SOP and regulatory expectations.
  • As time permits, conduct additional activities to support the bioanalytical group including routine equipment maintenance, calibrations, and verifications as per SOP.
A minimum of a Bachelors degree in a scientific discipline is required. Equivalent experience may be accepted. A minimum of 2 years work experience in a research and/or development environment is required. Previous hands-on practical laboratory experience is required. Must have a demonstrated working knowledge of scientific principles. Must be detailed oriented and able to follow SOPs, Work Instruction, and Sample Management Plans. Must be able to demonstrate good decision-making skills. Must possess good oral and written communication skills. Must be able to demonstrate sound judgment. Must have demonstrated problem solving abilities. Strong organizational skills are required. Must have good computer skills and be proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with electronic notebooks and/or Watson LIMS a plus. Previous experience with sample management a plus. Familiarity or experience working in regulated (GxP) environment is a plus. Experience working in an FDA regulated environment is highly desired.

Employees must be able to lift or handle objects greater than 25 pounds to perform certain duties essential to the job function. Performance of tasks essential to the job function may require the employee to work directly with, handle, or otherwise come into contact with chemicals or pharmaceutical agents. Employees must be able to wear a respiratory protection (filtering facepiece, 1/2 face, full-face, or powered air purifying respirator, supplied air, or self contained breathing apparatus) for certain tasks essential to the job function. Employees must be able to able to accurately detect color and have 20/20 vision (with/without corrective lenses). Employees may be required to enroll in a medical surveillance program based on the potential exposure to certain health hazards encountered as a result of their job function.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Nektar Therapeutics will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner proscribed by the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.