Biorepository Associate I - Baltimore at Exact Sciences (Baltimore, MD)

| Baltimore, MD
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Position Overview

The Biorepository Associate I is dedicated to receiving, processing, storing, and retrieving human samples for research and development (R&D) activities ranging from proof-of-concept experiments to clinical validation studies. The Biorepository Associate I will be responsible for the daily functions of the core as well as supporting growth into future areas of service. This position requires strong communication and organizational skills, and some degree of technical expertise including, but not limited to, knowledge of sample handling and processing, biosafety protocols, and requirements of diligent data management.

This position is located in Baltimore, MD.

Essential Duties

Include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Complete sample accessioning, including, but not limited to, receive samples, make initial quality assessments, process samples, and capture all relevant data in electronic format.
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining a physical inventory of all samples.
  • Execute all sample transactions into and out of the lab; ensure proper sign-off for all material requests.
  • Identify process improvement opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with teams and external clients.
  • Assist in communication of issues and/or risks to key stakeholders.
  • Attend and participate in cross-functional study team meetings, as needed.
  • Test new protocols and equipment; including, but not limited to, sample processing, alternate storage methods, and barcoding systems.
  • Assist in the physical build-out and organization of the storage facility.
  • Apply strong analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills, especially when limited and incomplete information is available.
  • Ability to seek help when necessary and ability to help bring focus and clarity when ambiguity arises.
  • Apply strong listening, verbal, and written communication skills among technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Ability to maintain open communication with internal employees, managers, and customers, as needed.
  • Ability to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner.
  • Ability to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.
  • Support and comply with the company's Quality Management System policies and procedures.
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to act with an inclusion mindset and model these behaviors for the organization.
  • Ability to work designated schedule.
  • Ability to work on a mobile device, tablet, or in front of a computer screen and/or perform typing for approximately 35% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to work seated for approximately 35% of a typical working day. Ability to work standing for approximately 65% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds for approximately 10% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to grasp with both hands; pinch with thumb and forefinger; turn with hand/arm; reach above shoulder height.
  • Ability to comply with any applicable personal protective equipment requirements.
  • Ability to use various types of laboratory equipment as required, including but not limited to items such as microscopes, microtomes, blades, strainers, slide scanners, biosafety cabinets, centrifuges, barcoding systems, pipettes, and ultra-low freezers for extended periods of time.
  • May perform repetitious actions using lab tools.
  • Ability to use near vision to view samples at close range.
  • May be exposed to hazardous materials, human samples, and instruments with moving parts, lasers, heating and freezing elements, and high-speed centrifugation.
  • Ability and means to travel between local Exact Sciences locations.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Associate's degree in Biological Sciences or field as outlined in the essential duties, or High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) and 2 years of relevant experience as outlined in the essential duties.
  • 1+ years of relevant experience working in a laboratory setting (e.g., need 1+ years of experience working in a histology laboratory setting if primarily handling tissues).
  • Demonstrated familiarity with common laboratory terminology, equipment, and protocols.
  • Proficient computer skills to include internet navigation and email usage.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation.
  • Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences or field as outlined in the essential duties.
  • Previous experience in a laboratory or biorepository setting processing and/or coordinating samples.

If you need any assistance seeking a job opportunity at Exact Sciences, or if you may require a reasonable accommodation with the application process, please call our Recruitment Coordinator at 608-535-8841 or email [email protected].

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Applicable portions of the Company's affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request.
More Information on Exact Sciences
Exact Sciences operates in the Biotech industry. The company is located in Madison, WI. It has 4190 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all jobs at Exact Sciences, click here.
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