Clinical Biospecimen Specialist

Clinical Pharmacology Seattle, Washington United States


Why Work for Us?

Innovation. Act with Integrity. Collaboration. Embrace Diversity. Care

We come from many countries, cultures, races, ethnicities, abilities and nationalities. We bring our passions including singing, biking, swimming, dancing, cooking, volunteering, parenting, coaching and much more! We are proud of our nearly equal balance of men and women and strengthened by our non-binary and transgender team members. Every employee belongs.

We offer challenging career opportunities, competitive benefits and an environment that recognizes and rewards performance.

Company Description

Zymeworks is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of next-generation bispecific and multifunctional biotherapeutics, initially focused on the treatment of cancer.  Zymeworks’ suite of complementary therapeutic platforms and its fully-integrated drug development engine provide the flexibility and compatibility to precisely engineer and develop highly-differentiated product candidates.

Zymeworks is seeking a highly-motivated, organized Clinical Biospecimen Specialist who is looking to grow their career with our company. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Consider joining a team where "thinking outside of the box" is encouraged and celebrated. Join us and make a difference. Help us revolutionize biospecimen operations to increase transparency and utilization for clinical teams. Come ready to roll up your sleeves and dive into the day-to-day operations of a clinical trial.

This position will report to the Translational / Biomarker Lead. This position can either be based in our offices in Seattle or Remote (US). 

As a condition of employment, Zymeworks requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide verification of such.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support logistics and tracking of clinical PK, ADA, PD, and biomarker samples between the clinical sites, central laboratory and testing facilities.
  • Obtain, analyze, reconcile and interpret reports from Tracking vendor, EDC databases, central lab databases, and specialty lab databases to align data into trackers.
  • Collaborate with Clinical Pharmacology / Clinical Development / Biomarker / Clinical Operations / Data management colleagues regarding designated biosamples.
  • Review and provide input to clinical study protocol and laboratory manual for sample collection requirements and alignment with the SOW, study plans and company policies
  • Oversee clinical trial supplies and assay critical reagents related to biospecimen collection, processing, shipment, and storage as well as maintenance of associated tracking information 
  • Organize and plan meetings and provide agenda and meeting minutes as needed
  • Budget projections for sample analysis to stay within specified contracted limits
  • Apply and adhere to ICH/GCP, biostorage procedures, bio-sample management best practices and ethical guidelines.

Qualifications and Education

  • BA/BS degree in life sciences, related field, or equivalent
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience working on clinical studies in the biopharma, academic, clinical / diagnostic laboratory
  • Familiarity with biospecimen management, sample processing best practices
  • Ability to assimilate technical information quickly
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and ability to identify problems and propose solutions
  • Detail oriented, with solid organization and time management skills
  • An ability to work collaboratively as a member of a cross-functional team
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple activities and demands simultaneously; rapidly adjust to changing priorities and work effectively under pressure
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, MS Excel, Smartsheet, Spotfire, Tableau
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Embody and champion Zymeworks’ values: Act with Integrity. Collaborate. Care.

NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: Zymeworks values our relationships with our Recruitment Partners. We will only accept resumes from those partners whom have been contracted by a member of our Human Resources team to collaborate with us. Zymeworks is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited or are received without contract.