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Biorepository Team Leader

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. It entails, but not restricted to, planning the activities within the team and ensuring follow-ups.
  • 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

Gender Equality

The LIH is an equal opportunities employer. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff. The LIH is attentive to gender representation among its leadership staff and aims to eliminate obstacles to the recruitment and promotion of female leaders and their career development.

In Short...

  • Contract type :  Permanent contract (CDI)
  • Location :  rue Louis Rech 1 - 3555 DUDELANGE
  • Start date :  01/07/2024
  • Ref :  JA/BTL0524/KB/BIOREP

How to apply

Applications including a letter detailing your motivation and a curriculum vitae should be sent through our website via the apply button below.

Please apply ONLINE formally through this web page.

Applications by email will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.