Scientist, CRIS Lead

Pearl River, New York
July 16 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

This position is within the External Laboratory and Reagent Management (ELRM) group within High-throughput Clinical Immunoassays & Diagnostics (HCID) within Vaccine Research and Development (VRD). This position will have the primary responsibility to oversee the newly implemented Consumables and Reagents Inventory System (CRIS). The incumbent will partner with various internal and external groups to maintain, distribute, reconcile, and order consumables/reagents in support of clinical/non-clinical testing within HCID . This is a highly collaborative role with visibility across Vaccine Research and Development (VRD). This role works with multiple stakeholders within HCID. As the CRIS Lead you will be the primary point of contact for the inventory system and will provide broad consult as subject matter expert.

Some key areas of management/oversight include forecasting, labeling, distribution, and maintenance of CRIS. The CRIS Lead proactively tracks orders to completion in the inventory system and performs timely updates in the system. The candidate will be an effective collaborator who can bring together multiple stakeholders to develop and implement effective distribution strategies and forecast demands required to support clinical studies. In this position, you will proactively execute assigned projects & manage multiple priorities in parallel. The CRIS Lead will also review/author SOPs, training materials and reports/queries.

The CRIS Lead will be the interface between HCID and Research Informatics for problem-solving and resolution of technical issues affecting CRIS and with our internal/external vendors to address operational issues affecting the supply chain. The incumbent will assist in defining system user requirements, internal or external development, implementation, and maintenance of systems and/or databases. Highly detail oriented with ability to interpret complex information via excellent written, presentation/oral communication, and customer service skills. Proficient knowledge of MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, etc).

  • Executes inventory management in CRIS; releases and distributes clinical/non-clinical reagents/consumables
  • Monitors and tracks orders in CRIS to completion
  • Communicates inventory availability to cross-functional stakeholders
  • Collaborates with stakeholders to resolve restrictions on consumables/ reagents
  • Collaborates with stakeholders to develop and implement effective distribution strategies and forecast demands required to support clinical studies
  • Authors and revises SOPs, training documents, reports/queries
  • Interfaces with research informatics to resolve technical issues affecting CRIS

  • BachelorĀ“s Degree in Business, Bioinformatics, Supply Chain/Procurement, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, or related discipline
  • 5+ years professional experience in a business environment, pharmaceutical is a plus
  • Experience working in a regulated environment preferred
  • Experience with inventory management preferred
  • Experience with LIMS a plus
  • Advanced Microsoft skills, including Word, PowerPoint, and Advanced Excel (Pivot Tables, formula creation, macros, etc).
  • Ability to build positive relationships with both internal and external stakeholders and bring together multiple stakeholders for effective collaborations
  • Partners with multiple testing groups to effectively forecast supply demands to support clinical studies
  • Strong organizational skills, capacity to quickly identify problems and structure solutions, ability to plan and prioritize multiple projects while meeting deadlines and maintaining quality
  • Ability to demonstrate a high degree of initiative and ability to work independently
  • Excellent creative thinking skills with emphasis on developing innovative solutions to solve complex problems that may not have one clear answer

  • Standard office environment, with the individual co-located in open space or workstation with other staff and lab scientists
  • Occasional access to laboratory which will require appropriate EHS training
  • Position requires a significant amount of computer/keyboard and phone use

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