Sample Management Associate
Natera - San Carlos, CA

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Natera is seeking a Sample Management Associate (SMA) to provide comprehensive support for research/commercial sample management. The SMA will help maintain the sample database and handle samples from procurement through distribution to R&D and external partners. Responsibilities include interacting with partners, physicians, patients, and researchers, monitoring and coordinating samples collected under assigned protocols to ensure research is conducted as designed, all required data is accurate, and management of samples is in compliance with local and federal regulations. The SMA will manage the physical inventory of samples in the laboratory and provide ongoing reports of current inventory as needed.

Job Description

  • Create new orders on Laboratory Inventory Management System (LIMS)
  • Ensure that data in LIMS is up to date and accurate
  • Work with broader Operations and R&D Teams as needed to resolve any sample or data discrepancies
  • Identify, label, and keep meticulous record of specimens in database
  • Maintain and update current inventory of specimens as needed
  • Ensure accurate, ethical and appropriate management of samples in compliance with all CLIA and federal regulations
  • Explain studies to the patients in layman’s terms, answer patient questions, and obtain informed consent as appropriate
  • Maintain an ongoing understanding and knowledge of the SOPs employed in the laboratory
  • Participate in updating departmental standard operating procedures (SOPs) to accurately reflect the current practices
  • Performs other tasks as specified by manager/director

  • BS/BA in a biological science
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Practical knowledge of LIMS/database query tools
  • Microsoft Excel and SQL experience required
  • Familiar with basic clinical or research laboratory techniques, including sterile handling and proper storage of samples
  • Previous experience in medical field including interaction with physicians/patients (preferred)

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