Clinical Samples Associate, Translational Science

San Diego, CA, United States
Nov 27, 2020
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
Fate Therapeutics is seeking a motivated and highly organized individual to join a growing Translational Science team in support of the Company's iPSC derived immunotherapy clinical trials. The primary functions of this role will include receiving and accessioning human samples from patients in ongoing clinical trials, performing sample reconciliation, checking samples for suitability, and documenting the routing and storage of samples. The successful candidate will have exceptional organizational skills, experience working in a team environment, and high attention to detail. This is a full-time position reporting to the Senior Manager of Translational Science and is located at our corporate headquarters in San Diego, CA.

• Support the Clinical Translation Lab personnel with sample receipt, accessioning, and
• Receive, unpack, login, organize, label and distribute incoming clinical specimens. Perform
sample reconciliation and notify biomarker management of discrepancies.
• Check specimens for suitability before preparing them for test or distributing them for analysis,
and potentially assist in procedures such as centrifugation, serum separation, and cell counting.
• Label prepared specimens in accordance with the information provided in the initial file and
ensure that specimen storage is properly documented.
• Manage data entry tasks associated with entering patient specimen information in database
(FreezerWorks). Manage sample storage inventory and sort and file laboratory documents.
• Assist in managing reagent inventory for the translational laboratory.

• Bachelor or Associates degree preferred.
• 1+ years of laboratory experience in clinical or biopharmaceutical setting preferred.
• Highly organized, detail oriented with excellent record keeping abilities, and strong problem-
solving skills.
• Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and data entry experience required.
• Familiarity with a GLP, GMP, or CLIA laboratory environment is a plus.
• Familiarity with FreezerWorks is a plus.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
• Will require working with cells and cell lines of human and/or animal origin
• Occasional evening and Saturday work will be required
• 100% on-site work at corporate headquarters in San Diego, CA
The preceding job description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. Additional and incidental duties related to the primary duties may be required from time to time. For consideration send cover letter and curriculum vitae to: and reference job 421DF.

About Fate Therapeutics, Inc.
Fate Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of first-in-class cellular immunotherapies for cancer and immune disorders. The Company has established a leadership position in the clinical development and manufacture of universal, off-the-shelf cell products using its proprietary induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) product platform. The Company's immuno-oncology product candidates include natural killer (NK) cell and T-cell cancer immunotherapies, which are designed to synergize with well-established cancer therapies, including
immune checkpoint inhibitors and monoclonal antibodies, and to target tumor-associated antigens with chimeric antigen receptors (CARs). The Company's immuno-regulatory product candidates include ProTmune™, a pharmacologically modulated, donor cell graft that is currently being evaluated in a Phase 2 clinical trial for the prevention of graft-versus-host disease, and a myeloid-derived suppressor cell immunotherapy for promoting immune tolerance in patients with immune disorders. Fate Therapeutics is headquartered in San Diego, CA. For more information, please visit