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Sr. Research Specialist I/II, Translational Sciences

Cambridge, MA

Posted: 10/23/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Clinical: Scientific Job Number: 2445

Our client’ s Translational Sciences Department is looking for a talented individual to drive clinical assay development and clinical trial sample management. The candidate will work with the translational lead to evaluate clinical sample analysis platforms, develop pharmacodynamic and patient selection biomarker assays, manage CROs for clinical sample logistics and testing, and play a critical role in CDx development. The candidate will also be the point person for the clinical team working closely with clinical operations and clinical scientists to support protocol development and sample collection kit building, and to assist in authoring the translational biomarker sections of the lab manual and ICF.

How you will spend your day:
  • Establish, implement, and improve clinical sample logistics
  • Evaluate and recommend clinical biomarker assay technologies and platforms
  • Develop pharmacodynamic and patient selection assays
  • Manage CROs for clinical sample logistics and testing, and delivery of biomarker data
  • Support clinical protocol development, patient sample collection kit building, and authoring of lab manual and ICF
  • Collaborate with fast-paced, innovative, and exciting translational and clinical teams that share a common goal of moving molecules forward in clinical development

Requirements/Qualifications:
  • BS/BA with at least 5 years of industry experience, MS in biology or related fields is a plus
  • Expertise in clinical sample management and assay development
  • Proven ability to manage CRO relationships, CDx experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of cancer biology and oncogenic driver pathways, and their relevance to the clinical drug development is preferred
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated, and the ability to work independently are essential
  • Impeccable verbal and written communication skills
  • Eager, proactive and collaborative approach to each day
  • Friendly to others and generally a pleasure to be around

Sam Williams
Clinical Recruiter

Sam brings great enthusiasm and a passion for the life sciences to his role as Clinical Recruiter for The Steely Group. Outgoing and driven with a great sense of humor, Sam connects easily with people and prides himself on his ability to cultivate lasting relationships. He values honesty, communication and empathy in a candidate, and has a genuine interest in helping others achieve their professional goals.

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