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Archivist, Human Sample Bank

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Oct 5, 2022

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Are you interested in becoming part of a state-of-the-art human sample bank located in the Upper Merion Campus? Are you excited to use human samples to support the development of novel biomarkers and companion diagnostics to shorten clinical trial timelines for breakthrough medicines to treat cancer, autoimmune and other debilitating diseases? If you are an energized individual with attention to details and are excited about contributing to success of medicine development, this could be the right job for you.

Job Purpose

As a senior archivist you will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of human sample bank including receiving, inspecting, accessioning, archiving, shipping of human samples, as well as management of equipment in the sample bank, development and maintenance of SOPs and quality documents.

Details ( Your Responsibilities ):

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to play key roles in all aspects of human sample bank operations to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include the following,
  • Responsible for receiving, inspecting, accessioning, archiving, retrieving, labelling, packaging and shipping of clinical human biological samples and maintain LIMS records.
  • Participates in the development of standard operating procedures, work instructions, and other documents as required.
  • Maintains and adheres to protocols for clinical sample intake, inspection, registration, quality control, archiving, and retrieval.
  • Work with 3rd party service providers to manage, maintain and validate equipment to ensure performance meet quality standards of the sample bank.
  • Complies with applicable standards and best practices, such as CLIA, CAP, GCP, GLP, GDPR, HIPAA, Common Rule, HTA, etc.
  • Ensure the maintenance and quality control of the electronic patient and sample data files as well as department records and reports to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Note: this position is required to participate in an 24/7 on-call rotation for responding to temperature excursions and/or equipment failures.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in life sciences or related fields including broad understanding of pharmaceutical industry and the drug development process.
  • Two to three years of work experience in tissue collection and processing environment or closely related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree (e.g., MS, PhD, PharmD) in life sciences or related fields.
  • In depth knowledge of drug development process and the use of human biological samples to support the development of biomarkers.
  • Previous experiences with sample management, particularly in a large sample bank with experience using Lab Information Management System (LIMS).
  • Demonstrated experience working and leading in a matrix environment to jointly deliver results in partnership with key stakeholder.
  • Able to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Must be results oriented, and highly organized, checks work to ensure accuracy and completeness, with the ability to manage time efficiently, prioritize and multi-task.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and data entry required. Knowledge of data analysis and data management required.

Why GSK?

At GSK, we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader inConsumer Health, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we're making the biggestchanges we've made to our business in over 20 years.We're on track to separate and create two new companies in 2022:New GSK with a leading portfolio of vaccines and specialty medicines as well as R&D based on immune system and geneticsscience; and a new world-leading consumer healthcare company of loved and trusted brands.​

With new ambition comes new purpose. For New GSK, this is to unite science, talent and technology to get ahead of diseasetogether - all with the clear ambition of delivering human health impact; stronger and more sustainable shareholder returns; andas a new GSK where outstanding people thrive.​

Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it. How we do all this is through our people and our culture. A culturethat isambitious for patients- so we deliver what matters better and faster;accountable for impact- with clear ownership ofgoals and support to succeed; andwhere we do the right thing. So, if you're ready to improve the lives of billions, join us at thisexciting moment in our journey. Join our challenge to get Ahead Together.​



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