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Sample Technician - Switzerland  

Novimmune (company)


Posted on : 10 April 2017

Project Description

  • Our company is a Swiss drug discovery and development company, focused on the creation of antibody-based drugs for the targeted treatment of inflammatory diseases, immune-related disorders, and cancer. 
  • The pipeline is a balance of preclinical and clinical compounds, specific for clinically validated and novel targets. 
  • Four of these compounds are currently in early clinical development with the anti-IFNg monoclonal antibody program, most advanced, at Phase 2/3, for the orphan drug indication Hemaphagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH).
  • We currently have an opportunity for a Sample/Research Technician in the Exploratory Science and Translational Medicine (ESTM) department, working within an innovative, fast-paced, biotech environment.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:
  • Sample accession core tasks, including inventory, labeling, receipt, storage, pulls/returns and archiving. 
  • Testing of clinical samples following regulatory guidelines (GCP/GCLP). 
  • Use of sample tracking systems to maintain sample and study integrity. 
  • Communicates confirmation of sample receipt to appropriate personnel. 
  • Documents and communicates discrepancies to appropriate personnel. 
  • Monitoring of reagents including inventory, ordering, receipt, storage and disposal. 
  • Participates in the maintenance of equipment and equipment records used within the team. 
  • Contributes to a cohesive team environment. 
  • Communicates effectively with internal and external customers. 
  • Introduces, develops, and supports process improvement initiatives. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Skills and competencies:
  • Good organization, rigor, tracking and communication skills. 
  • Experience in performing ELISA assays and data analysis. 
  • Understanding of regulations for working in a regulatory (GLP/GCP) environment. 
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft office tools. 
  • Experience in the use of Sample Tracking and Inventory software. 
  • Competent in intermediate written and spoken English an advantage. 
  • Position may require some flexibility in working hours as required by business needs. 
  • Swiss resident or EU national.