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Biobank Technician

Company Overview

At Azenta, new ideas, new technologies and new ways of thinking are driving our future. Our customer-focused culture encourages employees to embrace innovation and challenge the status quo with novel thinking and collaborative work relationships.


All we accomplish is grounded in our core values of Customer Focus, Achievement, Accountability, Teamwork, Employee Value and Integrity. At Azenta, we are dedicated to enabling life sciences organizations around the world to bring impactful breakthroughs and therapies to market – faster.


How You’ll Add Value


The Biobank Technician I is responsible for registering, labeling, retrieving, and discarding irreplaceable biological and production materials (research samples, products, etc.) as assigned, while maintaining appropriate temperature. The incumbent is accountable for performing all assigned tasks with full attention and accuracy to maintain the integrity of the material and the storage processes.


What You’ll Do


1. Perform all functions methodically and in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

2. Adhere to FDA Good Practices (GMP, GTP, GLP, GDP), International Organization of Standards (ISO), College of American Pathologists (CAP) standards and other regulatory requirements as outlined in SOPs.

3. Handle materials in a manner that maintains required temperatures (+30oC to -196oC) per the project definition and SOPs.

4. Follow all safety requirements for working with infectious and noninfectious biological materials, radioactive materials, chemical compounds, and drug products.

5. Utilize the Company Inventory Management System for all sample handling tasks and ensure chain of custody and audit trails for all activities are pro-actively maintained.

6. Register samples into the inventory management system. This includes:

a. Scanning of sample barcodes.

b. QC of information on the material being registered against project and shipment manifest


c. Overlay or place a new label onto materials as required per the project specification.

d. Store materials at required temperatures in designated storage units for the specified

category of the material.

7. Retrieve and package materials requested for lab services, outbound shipments, and discards.

8. Perform quality control checks.

9. Perform discard QCs.

10. Investigate and document issues encountered in registration or retrieval of materials using common and company specific systems.

11. Generate location management reports.

12. Perform freezer maintenance weekly and monthly, as assigned.

13. Assist with upkeep of the facility.


What You Will Bring


· Associate Degree

· OR HS Diploma + 2 years of relevant experience

· OR six months’ demonstrated proficiency as a Biobank Assistant.

· Life Sciences experience preferred

· GMP/GTP/CLIA Experience, preferred

· Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

· Ability to read/understand/interpret basic correspondence, instructions, rules,

procedures in English language

· Ability to make decisions and judgements based on reasoning

· Ability to perform tasks with care, is thorough and checks work for accuracy

and completeness

· Strong attention to detail for repetitive tasks

· Ability to use Microsoft Excel, performing basic and intermediate functions


Physical Requirements


· Reaching/lifting/bending.

· Ability to lift 50 pounds

· Extended periods of standing or sitting

· Right- and left-hand finger dexterity

· Ability to discern colors or use of color correction glasses

· Ability to work with refrigerants (e.g., dry ice and LNs) using proper PPE


Your Working Conditions:


· Employee will be working in an area with potentially infectious materials.

· Employee will be responsible for maintaining a clean work environment and

enforce and follow Universal Precautions for bloodborne pathogens when

working in an area considered to be potentially contaminated.


EOE M/F/Disabled/Vet