• Specimen Manager

    Job Locations US-MD-Silver Spring
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Medical Research
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    CAMRIS International is a medical research and development firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. We combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. Our core practice areas include HIV/AIDS, microbiology and infectious disease research, vaccine research, development and production, global health security, biodefense, and clinical research.

     

    CAMRIS is seeking a Specimen Manager who will be responsible for clinical trial support services at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, Maryland.

    Responsibilities

    • Understands and follows company policies and safety procedures to prevent the risk of blood and body fluid exposure.
    • Interprets laboratory requisitions or manifests and accurately enters patient demographic and test information into appropriate computer systems as applicable for all Clinical Trials specimens.
    • Expedites the preparation of priority specimens and shipments to meet the requested Turn Around Time (TAT) by sponsors or laboratory.
    • Distributes specimens to appropriate department for prompt analysis as needed.
    • Performs and documents disposal of previously tested stored specimens as needed.
    • Obtains previously tested samples for additional testing initiated by Investigators/Sponsors.
    • Owns the execution and performance of the process for handling incoming specimens’ shipments, from arrival through hand-off to next service level, incl. storage, picking, sending to next service station, preparation of outgoing shipments and disposal.
    • Monitor local delivery/pickup times for trends, escalating as appropriate to global logistics and inform all departments when deliveries are delayed or service interrupted for any reason.
    • Monitor daily operations and proactively address deviations to staff members to meet Service Levels and ensure compliance with SOPs and globally harmonized processes.
    • Performs QC process and manifest preparation for all stored specimens.
    • Participate in Global Specimen Management meetings and organize and execute regular departmental meetings.
    • Assist with writing Global Specimen Management SOPs.

    Qualifications

    • 6 months as a Certified Phlebotomist
    • Experience in specimen processing, shipping, and archiving Strong project management skills.
    • Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Master's degree in a field like microbiology, medical technology or public health administration preferred.
    • Must be knowledgeable in both medical technology and management principles.
    • Must work well as part of a team, have a good work ethic, and strong communication skills.
    • Ability to multi-task.
    • Ability to set priorities and work accurately under deadlines.
    • Capable of resolving problems and escalate as appropriate.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

    Security Requirements

    • All proposed personnel to perform services contractor must verify employment eligibility (E-Verify) and also obtain a favorable National Agency Check (NACI).

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