Biomarker Operations Specialist (897089-AS)

CTC Resourcing Solutions
Canton of Basel-Stadt (CH)
Closing date
17 Sep 2020

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Clinical Research, Clinical Operations
Full Time
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Our client is a pioneer in Drug Discovery and Development. As the world`s largest R&D spender in the pharmaceutical domain, they work in a vast number of drug discovery & therapeutic areas and are highly recognized internationally. A leader in the field of manufacturing and selling of several drugs with treatment of Cancer. We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Biomarker Operations Specialist for a 12 months contract to be based in Basel.

The perfect candidate is someone with strong project management experience, someone that has worked within sample management before. Someone used to interact / manage clinical sites, CROs, sponsor sites or study teams. This position is on a project level rather than a study one. This means the successful candidate will be overseeing multiple studies at a time

Main Responsibilities:

  • To provide operational expertise to ensure the successful   implementation of the biosample strategy for a given molecule or clinical programme
  • To ensure the appropriate level of sample quality, defining corrective actions if necessary, and acting as a point of escalation for issues at the study and project levels
  • To implement the biosample sourcing strategy within given projects through partnership with the BTAL and other key stakeholders involved in project and study delivery
  • To be accountable for project level oversight (from feasibility to study close) of laboratories/vendors and associated costs involved in biosampling activities and analyses. Provides input to the laboratory selection process to ensure appropriate vendor selection where applicable
  • Leads cross-functional operations team meetings as required to ensure optimal delivery of project biosampling objectives
  • To actively promote knowledge sharing within Clinical Operations and across studies within a project by partnering with stakeholders.
  • To be accountable for the accurate and timely forecasting and management of individual project and study variable costs related to bio-sampling, in collaboration with key stakeholders
  • To provide regular project/study level biosample status updates to key stakeholders as required.
  • To act as a subject matter expert within the Clinical Operations for specific business related topics or processes
  • To contribute to, and occasionally lead, functional  process and system improvements to ensure operational excellence
  • Mentor others as required to maximise their capability and contribution to deliver high quality biosamples
  • Partner with cross functional parties and external vendors to communicate and train on relevant processes which underpin the laboratory operating model
  • To contribute to a positive and motivating work environment that encourages mutual respect, innovation and accountability at all levels through role modelling the Roche values of courage, passion and integrity
  • Ensures implementation of the ethical and legal framework for biosampling



Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant Swiss working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required;
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in project management
  • Experience in sample management: leading and managing biosample operational activities on a range of logistically complex multi-centre clinical studies
  • Experience interacting and managing important clinical stakeholders (e.g clinical sites, CROs, study teams or sponsor sites)
  • Scientific degree & strong biomarker understanding (someone who worked in labs is advantageous)

Due to our reputation for excellence and our proactive approach to networking and promoting CTC, we are able to engage the very best talent, and consequently work with the very best employers in the market who are serious about bringing talent to their organisation. If you are looking for a reliable partner with:

  • Established client and candidate network
  • Excellent and detailed knowledge of local requirements
  • Solid reputation
  • Quick and flexible approach to recruitment
  • High quality of service
  • People focused

Depending on your needs and situation, we offer business partnerships with flexible solutions that can be tailored to your specific resourcing needs - all with a collaborative, open, and friendly approach.

We recruit in the following areas:

  • Pharma/Biotech:
    • Clinical Development
    • Pre-Clinical Development
    • Regulatory affairs
    • Pharmacovigilance
    • Sales & Marketing
    • Supply Chain
    • Communications
    • Medical Affairs
    • General Management
  • Medical Devices / MedTech:
    • Engineering & Product Development
    • Quality & Manufacturing
    • Technical Writing
    • Regulatory Affairs
    • Sales & Marketing
Contact Us
  • Münchensteinerstrasse 41
  • Münchensteinerstrasse 41
  • Basel
  • CH
  • +41 61 695 88 66
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