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Research Associate Biosamples Biobank

Kelly Services
Gaithersburg, MD 20898
Kelly Services is currently seeking a Research Associate Biosamples Biobank in Gaithersburg, MD to work a contract assignment of 12 months for one of our top clients. Kelly is a full service workforce solutions provider to 98% of the Fortune 100 companies. We provide employment to more than 700,000 people annually and we deal with some of the largest and best companies both nationally and locally.

**Primary Responsibilities of the** Research Associate Biosamples Biobank **includes:**

Seeking a Research Associate - Biosamples Biobank for a major international healthcare business engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals and the supply of healthcare services. However, as a company we are more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, we are proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Our employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.

The Arena

+ Biobank Associates are responsible for the storage and timely supply of human biological samples (HBS) to company research projects. HBS are received from e.g. clinical studies or academic collaborations, stored in local biobanks and distributed to projects. The group primarily supports the USA Region but partners with other Biobank groups within the Biosamples department globally to provide efficient support across the company and our partner organisations.

+ The Biobank group works collaboratively to provide support within agreed service levels with a strong focus on our customers. We strive hard to understand what fits their needs best and to add value through our services. With an increased focus on the value and use of biobank samples we actively seek ways to improve our process or exploit new technology to build a cutting edge facility.

The Role

+ We are currently recruiting for a temporary Research Associate in the Biobank group within the global Precision Medicine and Biosamples organization. This position will provide the opportunity to work in a dynamic and enthusiastic environment whilst supplying a critical service to drug discovery projects. The work is highly collaborative with the team having a collective responsibility for the overall delivery.

+ The role is focused on supporting drug discovery projects within R&D by maintaining a high quality handling and storage of HBS and support projects with requested samples in a timely manner.

As a Biobank Research Associate you will be expected to:

+ Work as part of the team rotating between tasks

+ Receive and register incoming HBS

+ Process requests for HBS to customers

+ Manage customer orders using specialized informatics systems as well as databases

+ Responding to customer queries via mail or telephone

+ Partner with Biobank groups globally as well as internal and external customers

+ Act upon day-to-day issues that occur whilst processing HBS samples to ensure continuous improvement

The group has a strong emphasis on continuous improvement which takes the form of individual and group projects within the team, the department and across Biobank groups within the company.

The biobank team is a highly collaborative group working to tight delivery schedules so the ability to be comfortable working at a fast pace with a goal orientated and team focused attitude is essential. Excellent communication skills with a proactive and service minded approach is key.

Preferred experience/requirements

+ Ability to plan, perform and evaluate experiments to investigate improvement possibilities in a process

+ Knowledge of the drug discovery process

+ Interest in logistics and developing processes through customer interactions and technology awareness

+ Drive and enthusiasm to solve the root cause of problems and not only overcome the presenting problem

+ Thrive on working in a committed team and gain satisfaction from the overall performance of the group

**Education and Experience Requirement of the** Research Associate Biosamples Biobank **includes** :

+ You should ideally have a degree in a Bioscience or Chemistry discipline and previous experience of laboratory work handling biological samples.

+ Previous knowledge and experience (1 year) of biobanking in a current setting is a clear advantage.

+ Experience of working with various IT solutions, including extensive knowledge of Excel, LIMS systems and database usage, is also an advantage.

**Additional Information:**

+ Contract assignment, duration 12 months.

+ Work schedule: full-time, first shift.

**Kelly Temporary Employee Perks:**

+ Group medical, prescription, vision, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance options that are available for purchaseand the coverage is portable*

+ Service bonus plan and Holiday pay plan, if qualified

+ Weekly electronic pay options

+ Free online training campus available

+ Exclusive online employee community

+ Corporate discounts

**Apply Now!**

This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. To be considered for this position you must submit your resume to the Scientific Recruiter listed below:

Please email your resume directly to Sandy at: [please reference BH Job #3514388]

Thank you for your interest in the assignment.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (
Posted: 2021-06-11 Expires: 2021-07-12

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