Biomarker Operations Project Manager

Biomarker Operations 


Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Provides biomarker operational expertise and guidance to global Study Management Teams (SMTs)

Accountable for planning, coordinating, and overseeing all operational activities required to manage the lifecycle of biomarker samples (including companion diagnostic samples), (collection, processing, analysis, data delivery process and final sample disposition)

Responsible for collaborating closely with biomarker scientists and Biomarker Operations Program Leaders (BOPLs) to execute biomarker operational strategies, serving as a single point of contact for biomarker operations on multiple SMTs, and with internal and external stakeholders.

Develops and maintains effective working relationships with SMT members, with particular focus on the operational team, diagnostic partners, external CRO & Central Lab (for outsourced teams), and external biomarker vendors, where applicable

Builds and maintains effective and efficient high performing biomarker sample analysis & data delivery .

Supports relevant stakeholders in their accountabilities, responsibilities and deliverables to drive decisions on timelines

Responsible for the identification and selection of biomarker vendors in collaboration with the BOPL, biomarker scientist, GPPS and diagnostics/CDx managers; ensuring appropriate cross-functional input is incorporated into the scope of work

Ensure collection, delivery and analysis of biosamples under the highest standards of quality, ethics, and informed consent at study level


Skills & Knowledge:

Extensive clinical development experience with evidence of working in teams running clinical studies

Pharmaceutical industry experience or experience working as a clinical trial coordinator within a clinical trial setting is a plus

Clinical or biological laboratory experience with evidence of involvement in the processing and/or analysis of biological samples

Project management skills

Critical reasoning skills including the identification and resolution of complex problems

Detail oriented with the ability to work independently and manage multiple competing priorities

Planning, organizational and time management skills

Highly flexible in a fast pace global matrix environment

Professional interpersonal skills, excellent oral/written communication and influencing skills

Proven leadership skills, ability to successfully achieve results within a multi-cultural and geographically diverse team

Creates team culture and promotes team spirit.

Global Vendor Management experience preferred

Good knowledge of ICH GCP Competencies

Strategic Agility; Inspiring and Influencing; Teamwork and Collaboration; Communication; Technical and Business Expertise; Achieving Results



Life sciences degree (Bachelor or Masters) in Scientific, Medical or Healthcare subject area required.

Further qualification, e.g. PhD and/or project management certification is desirable.

3+ years related professional experience in a clinical research setting, clinical/diagnostic laboratory, or pharmaceutical/biotechnology R&D environment


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