Biosample Operation Specialist (BOS)- PHARMA (ro-104)

4070 Basel
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2017-10-18 11:00
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For our Swiss customer located in Basel we are currently looking for (m/f) a Biosample Operation Specialist - PHARMA

  • Type of placement: 1 year, external contract with possible long term extension
  • Company: major Pharma company in Basel area
  • Salary: level 2, please ask us for the exact rate range

(monthly gross salary levels in CHF, level1= 5-10k , level2=10-15k, level3= >15k)


Job Purpose

The Biosample Operations Specialist (BOS):

  • Drives alignment of study and project level strategies within the overarching therapeutic area strategy for biosamples, through close partnership with the Biosample Therapeutic Area Leaders (BTALs), service providers (including lab vendors) and DTA stakeholders
  • Is responsible for the delivery and implementation of the biosample strategy within multiple clinical programmes in accordance with the requirements of quality, ethical and regulatory standards including ICH/GCP/GLP
  • Ensures project level consistency for biosampling across studies and is the primary point of contact within Biosample Operations for project, clinical and study teams
  • Delivers expert input on strategic direction and operational considerations for Biomarker sampling to project and study teams
  • Leads or contributes to innovation and continuous improvement activities in the area of biosample collection, processing and data delivery




Education / Qualifications


  • Life sciences degree or equivalent qualification Experience, Skills, Knowledge
  • Significant experience implementing clinical trials - required
  • Extensive experience in leading and managing biosample operational activities on a range of logistically complex multi centre clinical studies, - preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ICH GCP
  • Clinical or biological laboratory experience with evidence of involvement in the processing and/or analysis of biological samples
  •  Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Proven ability to successfully achieve results within a multi-cultural and geographically diverse matrix environment
  • Proven ability to influence effectively and confidently within a matrix environment
  • Knowledge of legal and regulatory environment related to human specimen collection, analysis and retention


High Performance Competencies

effective communication skills

  • ability to lead and work across a global matrix team and stakeholder environment
  • ability to work independently and manage multiple competing priorities
  • effective strategic agility
  • ability to work with internal and external partners



  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Willingness to travel internationally and work cross-culturally
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