Biorepository Team Leader

Published on 07/06/2022

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LIH - Luxembourg Institute of Health


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Biorepository Team Leader

Permanent contract, full-time; start date: ASAP


The Biorepository Team Leader manages the Biorepository team. S/he is responsible for logistics, handling and documentation of all samples entering, stored and exiting IBBL. S/he is also responsible for the biorepository area, its equipment, organization, tidiness and compliance with quality system requirements. 


Key Accountabilities


  • Ensure the setup and operation of biorepository activities, and perform the full range of operations:


  • Collection kit design and production
  • Consumables ordering and stock management for biorepository
  • Incoming quality control of specimens and samples
  • Recording of all sample movements in LIMS or other tools
  • Management of content of biorepository storage devices including inventories
  • Sample retrieval and destruction
  • Packing and shipments in compliance with applicable regulations
  • Management of BioRepository equipments (e.g. Freezers, LN2 tanks)
  • In collaboration with the Head of Biorepository, ensure that the temperature monitoring system configuration by the system administrator is correct and issue change control requests as appropriate


  • Manage operations of the Biorepository Operations Team
  • In case of workload peaks, manage temporary staff
  • In collaboration with the Head of Biorepository ensure the compliance with QMS of biorepository operations and of equipment under the Biorepository responsibility ; document all processes accordingly
  • Train and develop the Biorepository team and perform staff appraisals
  • Participate in on-going research and development of novel Biobanking techniques, including efficiency gains
  • In collaboration with the Head of Biorepository, communicate with the staff in clinical and research sites to ensure safety and regulatory compliance, quality control and a smooth transfer of samples and data
  • Communicate directly with key clients on operational subjects
  • Approve purchases up to the specified limit
  • Perform other related duties as required, such as: development of procedures related to Biorepository operations and equipment.

 

Key Skills, Experience and Qualifications


  • Degree ideally in Logistics (or related field) OR in Biology
  • Min 5 years of relevant job experience
  • On top of the Microsoft suite, proficient in the use of computers relative to technical equipment
  • Adaptability and rigour
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Solid Team leadership experience
  • Language skills: Fluent written and spoken English. Additional fluency in French or German is considered as an asset.
  • Previous work experience in either: an accredited environment; a blood bank or clinical laboratory or a Logistics company would be considered as an asset


Located in Luxembourg, LIH offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic, international and multilingual environment that values personal respect and professional achievement based on the highest intellectual and ethical standards. The remuneration for this position shall be based on qualification and experience.

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