Senior Biosample Operations Manager

Menlo Park, California
Competitive salary and benefits
May 30, 2018
Jul 30, 2018
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Senior Biosample Operations Manager

GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is using the power of high-intensity sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop and commercialize pioneering products for the early detection of cancer. The company is located in Menlo Park, California and Hong Kong. It is supported by leading global investors and pharmaceutical, technology, and healthcare companies. For more information, please visit

As a Senior Biosample Operations Manager, you will play a critical role in ensuring that our biospecimens are of the highest quality and are utilized with corporate integrity and rigor. You are a collaborative team player and demonstrate a strong track record of success in a cross­-functional team environment guiding development of complex workflows and processes to meet business goals.

You will:

  • Work with product teams to plan, organize and execute the handling and management of samples from large scale, prospective studies and commercial samples.
  • Develop biosample strategy across multiple clinical programs and ensure its execution in accordance with the requirements of quality, ethical and regulatory guidelines, including ICH/GCP/GLP
  • Establish, implement, and maintain processes for sample management, including development of SOPs, for consistent practices across GRAIL clinical studies.
  • Develop study-­specific sample management plans and documentations,  including vendor agreements, site training materials, and training materials for site personnel performing sample collection, processing, and shipping.
  • Help develop and maintain internal dashboards representing metrics and trends related to our samples and the state of our clinical programs and present to study teams and management teams as needed.

Your Background Should Include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the life sciences or related field; advanced degree preferred. Additional coursework in clinical trial planning and sample management and execution strongly desired.
  • 7+ years experience managing biosample operations activities for large, complex, multi-center clinical studies
  • Laboratory experience processing and/or analyzing biological samples
  • Expert in ICH/GCP/GLP and biobanking best practices
  • Experience working in a startup environment preferred, leading complex strategic and operational initiatives, working through technical, operational, legal/policy and business issues.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.