At Novavax, a clinical-stage vaccine company, we are creating tomorrow's vaccines today! We seek to attract, develop, and retain talented people who share our passion for science, medicine, and human health. We foster an environment of teamwork and collaboration, built on a culture that values and appreciates its employees. We are a fast-paced company that provides employees with opportunities to achieve personal and professional goals while also maintaining a balance between work and personal life.
The Biorepository Technician III will support the inventory and distribution of clinical trial samples. The technician performs activities to support daily sample management operations including (but not limited to): inventory tracking, processing, distribution, storage, preparation, withdrawal, and destruction of biological samples. This position requires work with clinical samples at temperatures below freezing in a regulated laboratory setting.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Technician is responsible for clinical sample receipt, identification verification, processing, shipping, and storage
Processes large volumes of sample shipments received for multiple study protocols.
Can work independently or as part of a team
Can assist junior team members in sample management and train others in sample management process
Accurately prepares lab specimens and containers as required for testing for specific studies following Good Documentation Practices (GDP) and Good Clinical Laboratory Practices (GCLP)
Must be able to prioritize workload in response to the specific needs of numerous protocols and department
Maintains an efficient, well-organized laboratory, manages supplies, and maintains quality control programs
Able to identify issues and alert Manager for issue resolution.
Ensures accurate storage for all sample inventory utilizing LIMS
Prepare sample aliquots when needed and make deliveries to clients as required
Accurately prepares samples for outbound shipments to central labs for long-term storage and will work closely with Clinical Samples Manager to support sample pick up
Organize and maintain quarantined samples distributions for testing
Keep management informed of day to day progress, including deviations from the established process
Performs internal specimen consolidation and reorganization projects under the guidance of Clinical Samples Manager
Understands the Standard Operating Procedures and equipment associated with his/her duties
BS Degree, Undergraduate biological science coursework or certificate preferred
2-4 years' work experience with data entry, shipping/receiving and sample handling/management in industry
Knowledge of methods to handle, process, and store biospecimens using a computerized storage and retrieval system (LIMS)
Demonstrated ability to work accurately; meet schedules and timelines, and handle multiple priorities.
Excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills
Must have good attention to detail
Ability to work in a cold environment with exposure to dry ice, liquid nitrogen cryogenics, hazardous and infectious agents for up to 6 hours per day
Must use personal protective equipment and adhere to safety protocols
Must be able to lift, push and carry up to 50lbs
Must be able to use a computer up to 6 hours per day
Requires ability to communicate effectively verbally and in written form
Requires knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Word
Requires knowledge of Universal Precautions, GDP, GCLP
Previous experience with high throughput biorepository/laboratory is desirable
Novavax, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company committed to delivering novel products to prevent a broad range of infectious diseases. Using innovative proprietary recombinant nanoparticle vaccine technology, we produce vaccine candidates to efficiently and effectively respond to both known and emerging disease threats. Our vaccine candidates are genetically engineered three-dimensional nanostructures that incorporate recombinant proteins critical to disease pathogenesis.
Our product pipeline targets a variety of infectious diseases, with clinical vaccine candidates for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and Ebola virus (EBOV), and preclinical programs for Zika virus (ZIKV), seasonal influenza and a combination respiratory vaccine candidate, as well as other infectious disease vaccine candidates.
Novavax, Inc. is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Rockville, Maryland and Uppsala, Sweden. Novavax is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol NVAX and is dedicated to developing novel vaccines to address infectious disease.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled
Novavax, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.