Translational operations manager

Translational operations manager

For our client, an independent, non-governmental, non-profit cancer research Organisation, we're actively looking for a Translational operations manager (junior/medior level).

Main responsabilities

  • Provide estimations for associated costs of sample management and analysis
  • Advice on the design of sample collection forms (sample CRFs)
  • Advice on how to set up biobanking and TR procedures in the protocol (tissue processing, sending, collection, storing) and guidelines
  • Support sample reconciliation and the set-up of appropriate tools
  • Provide expert advice on HBM related questions received from clinical sites and providers
  • Evaluates the quality of samples and sample analysis and proposes solutions, by performing a root cause analysis, in case of issues, and coordinates with the applicable stakeholders
  • Contribute to selection and qualification of academic or commercial providers involved in sample collection and/or analysis


  • Contribute to general sample management and analysis strategy (and related processes) considering lessons learned from ongoing or closed projects. Support in the development of HBM and TR related internal procedure documentation and guidance
  • Develop and maintain a database which centralizes sample related data for all internal projects
  • Identify and assess new potential TR providers, and maintain the provider list, in collaboration with the TR unit
  • Support the Audit department with monitoring and audit of providers and the clinical sites, if applicable
  • Acts as main point of contact for to technical management of the main providers
  • Develops and maintains the library of Human Biological Material (HBM) guidelines.



  • Master’s degree in life sciences with experience in the laboratory
  • Strong skills in developing and maintaining Excel or other databases (including programming) for large datasets
  • Excellent communications skills with external stakeholders
  • Team player who can work independently
  • Able to prioritize adequately
  • GCP certification is an asset
  • Excellent written and spoken English.



  • Permanent contract full time with a complete salary package based on your experience

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