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Biorepository Operations Specialist

Company Overview

Imagine if we could accelerate healthcare discovery leading to more effective treatment and cures. Here at iSpecimen, we are working to get researchers the specimens they need from the patients they want to do just that. Headquartered in Lexington, MA, iSpecimen is the marketplace for human biospecimen collections. The company has developed the iSpecimen Marketplace, an online platform connecting healthcare organizations that have access to patients and specimens with the scientists who need them.

Position Overview
The Biorepository Operations Specialist is responsible for handling requests for banked biospecimens from our biorepository partners.

Responsibilities of the Biorepository Operations Specialist 

  • Capture and organize requirements, assign feasibility assessments to supply sites, and track and manage all feasibility assessments at supply site.
  • Create proper order paperwork and statements of work to initiate orders at supply sites.
  • Work out the logistics of shipping specimens and delivering data to the customer.
  • Using iSpecimen technology, manage orders.
  • Maintain strong relationships with suppliers.
  • Work with technology team to identify software enhancements needed to more efficiently bring opportunities from inquiry to fulfilment.
  • Communicate relevant supply site issues to iSpecimen Fulfilment, Sales, and Implementation and Technology teams.

Required Qualifications of Biorepository Operations Specialist

  • 1 year of experience processing and/or testing specimens
  • Associates Degree in medical laboratory science, biotechnology, or equivalent
  • Computer skills, including intermediate mastery of Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Great interpersonal skills, enjoys collaboration within and between teams
  • Self-starter who likes to get things done and has an appetite for continuous learning
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced environment, think creatively and come up with new, valuable approaches



iSpecimen offers a generous suite of comprehensive benefits. These include, but are not limited to: 10 paid holidays per year; paid time off (PTO) for vacation, sick, or personal use; health insurance and health savings accounts; 401(K) retirement plan.

iSpecimen is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, pregnancy, disability, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, arrest record, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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