Sample Management Coordinator (12 month Maternity cover)

Oxford BioMedica (UK) Limited
Closing date
29 Sep 2020

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R & D , Laboratory
Full Time
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Our employees are able to develop their careers in exciting new medical technologies, and so can you.

Oxford BioMedica’s Analytical Services Group supports the development of products through analytical testing to facilitate manufacturing and process development, ensuring appropriate quality controls and use of analytics.

We are currently recruiting for a Sample Management Coordinator to join the team for a 12 month fixed term maternity cover.  The purpose of this role is to receive, store, issue, pack, ship, organise and dispose of samples in a controlled manner

Your responsibilities in this role would be:

  • Daily Issuing of QC batch release and Stability samples and ensure appropriate paperwork / logbooks are completed
  • Receiving and logging in samples from manufacturing sites, ensuring condition of shipment checked, samples are logged in and stored appropriately
  • Prepare outgoing shipments for internal and external testing
  • Support management of critical reagents used in assays (e.g. control materials, oligoniucleotides)
  • Ensure timely disposal of samples to ensure freezer space does not become limiting
  • Support ASG document management processes (incl QC Checking of maintenance forms and equipment files) when required to ensure paperwork is scanned, filed and archived in a timely manner.
  • Supporting maintenance and compliance of the ASG GxP Controlled Temperature Units's.
  • Ensure a high standard of record keeping and documentation
  • Ensure all samples are checked, logged in and stored appropriately
  • Any discrepancies with shipments are noted and dealt with in a timely manner
  • Issue QC test and stability samples to Scientists according to sample lists generated by QC Managers
  • Support the management of the control material inventory and communicate low stock in a timely manner
  • Prepare outgoing shipments to sub-contractors to meet batch release timelines
  • Prepare and check shipping documentation and sample submission forms
  • Ensure all shipping paperwork is QC checked and filed in a timely manner
  • Reconciliation of QC test and stability samples completed post batch release

To be successful in this role, you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Educated to a minimum of GCSE or equivalent qualification level or experience gained within a similar work place and position.
  • Understanding of GxP regulations
  • Understanding of the Quality Management System reporting  structure and responsibilities
  • Problem solving skills to help identify way forward when issues arise
  • Suggest new ideas towards improving working practices
  • Highly organised and motivated with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting
  • Self-motivated
  • Excellent time management skills

Do you want to feel inspired every day? We’re future-focused and our business is growing rapidly. We succeed together through passion, commitment and team work, and so can you.

Collaborate. Contribute. Change lives

No agencies please

About us

We are a pioneering gene therapy business, and our mission is delivering life-changing gene therapies to patients.  We work together, motivated to make a difference, and so can you.

We are pioneers; no one else does what we do

Gene therapy is the treatment of disease by the delivery of therapeutic DNA into a patient’s cells. It is transforming medicine as we know it; long term and potentially curative treatments for a wide range of diseases are now possible.

We are at the forefront of this exciting area. We have a strong reputation in gene therapy, with world-leading expertise in lentiviral vectors. We have a leading, integrated platform of exclusive technologies to design, develop and bioprocess unique gene-based medicines, both in-house and with partners.

We drive credible science to realise incredible results.

Whether you’re motivated by the discovery and development of product candidates within Research, or by cutting edge tools and technologies including AI and automation of our contract development and manufacturing organisation, we can offer you a career like no other. We are excited about our future. Join us and change lives.

Life at Oxford Biomedica

We value everyone’s unique contribution, we appreciate everyone’s individuality, and every job matters.

Your contributions are recognised and appreciated. Your work-life balance matters. We recognise, develop and use your strengths. It’s a place where you are valued as a whole person, as an individual and as part of a team.

No matter who you are, or what you do, your work will make a significant difference.

We go the extra mile, every day, because we truly care. We work together as a team to achieve our life changing therapies. Our talented colleagues help to build other people’s futures, so can you. We empower each other to be our best.

We have access to like-minded scientists and engineers, working in the latest technologies.

Our community of experts create new life-saving cures. Shaping the business’ future through collaboration. Our people are on a continuous professional development journey aided by a thought-provoking environment. A place for experts to be stretched, and future experts to be nurtured. We inspire creativity and deliver great science, and so can you.

Our supportive culture invites talent, while creating future innovators.

We’ll give you a place where you can learn, grow and contribute to the future of cell and gene therapy. We create opportunities and invest in our people, promoting ongoing learning.  Our defined career pathways provide opportunities for everyone to achieve their career potential.  We make a difference, and so can you.

Contact Us
  • Windrush Court
  • Transport Way
  • OX4 6LT
  • United Kingdom
  • +44 (0) 1865 783 000
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