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Sample Management Supervisor

in Princeton, NJ

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Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Req. ID


  • Organization

    Life Science

  • Job Category

    Project/Program Management

  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Job Location

    Princeton, NJ 08540


This Brooks Life Sciences position supports Bristol Myers Squibb’s global sample management effort in alignment with Translational Medicine (TM), Translational Research & Development (TR&D), Bioanalytical Sciences (BAS), Global Development (GD), Biotransformation (BTX), Drug Safety & Evaluation (DSE), and BMS and Brooks’ policies and procedures. The position requires the individual to work within cross-functional areas in R&D and to triage incoming shipments to support preclinical and clinical trial timelines. This individual will be responsible for overseeing the receipt and handling of animal and human biological material coming from our external central lab partners, clinical facilities, and analyzing labs; as well as, internal BMS labs which work with the Biorepository staff for sample returns and outgoing shipment requests. The Supervisor is responsible for all outgoing sample requests to our internal and external labs, including direct deliveries to LVL laboratories. The Supervisor will contribute to and implement Biorepository policies and procedures, which result in attaining departmental milestones, and achieve high levels of stakeholder satisfaction. Additionally, the Supervisor will identify gaps in processes, develop efficiencies, and establish KPI’s and present metrics to BMS/BLS management at a defined cadence.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible and accountable for all activities and outcomes of assigned personnel, which includes screening, hiring and provides input into disciplinary actions.
  • Direct management of Brooks onsite contractors in Lawrenceville.
  • Prioritize work on a daily basis, adjust schedules/work to ensure adequate coverage in the Biorepository from 7am-6pm M-F as well as ensure Saturday coverage as needed.
  • Oversight and knowledge of all sample receipt and QC, coordinate and triage shipments to appropriate departments/vendors, sample shipment receipt verification (either paper form or database for chain of custody), destruction of samples, (with proper authorization), issue resolution documentation and tracking.
  • Attend site safety steering committee meetings, work safely with biohazardous/radioactive materials, follow guidelines for handling, shipping, and disposal of these materials, and maintain a safe work environment.
  • Responsible for managing the ordering of biological materials and lab supplies (from outside vendors) in conjunction with BMS procurement organization and/or utilization of BMS ordering database.
  • Ensure maintenance of all facility equipment to include but not limited to freezer units.
  • Set up of routine REES calibrations/maintenance for existing equipment, work with facilities and REES vendor for new freezer set up, schedule and oversee regular defrosting and cleaning.


  • Bachelor's degree in Sciences or a related field (BS or BA)
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience with handling (receipt, storage, destruction) pre­-clinical and clinical samples
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing staff
  • Highly effective at communication and issue escalation within cross-functional  areas
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Demonstrated high level of initiative and ability to work independently
  • Able to work within regulations regarding infectious and radioactive materials
  • Able to lift 35 lbs. 

EOE M/F/Disabled/VET


Princeton, NJ  08540

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