Biomarker Operations Associate

BeiGene - San Mateo, CA

Full-timeEstimated: $81,000 - $110,000 a year
EducationSkills
Company Overview:
BeiGene, Ltd. (NASDAQ: BGNE; HKEX: 06160) is a global, commercial-stage, research-based biotechnology company focused on molecularly-targeted and immuno-oncology cancer therapeutics. With a team of over 2,200 employees in China, the United States (Cambridge, MA; Ridgefield Park, NJ; Emeryville, CA & San Mateo, CA), Switzerland and Australia, BeiGene is advancing a pipeline consisting of novel oral small molecules and monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of cancer. BeiGene is working to create combination solutions aimed at having both a meaningful and lasting impact on cancer patients. For more information, please visit www.beigene.com.

Position Summary:
The Biomarker Operations Associate will support BeiGene Clinical assets by successful execution of sample operations activities in partnership with biomarker colleagues, clinical operations and other functions as appropriate across the organization; and will support the management of deliverables from external vendors supporting the BGNE clinical programs.

As a key member of the Biomarker Group, the successful candidate will be accountable to support the Biomarker strategy for BeiGene programs and help assure that activities are executed within the expected scope, budget and timelines. The successful candidate will play a key role the establishment of sample collection protocols and processes, development of lab manuals and processes and management for the long-term storage of biomarker samples. The successful candidate will be expected to train CRAs and Clinical operations in order to support biomarker and clinical trial objectives.

Essential Functions of the Job:
Manage and/or develop the following areas internally and/or through third-party collaborations:
Biomarker Sample logistics
Biomarker Sample tracking
Biomarker Sample storage
Biomarker Data transfers
Management of ICFs
CRA training and Site training
Knowledge of the relevant scientific concepts related to the clinical program.
Communication of biomarker updates to internal and external teams
Execute and report on goals and objectives.
Support budget planning and management.
Be accountable for compliant business practices.
Build strong relationships with internal experts

Requirements:
The knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties of this position are typically acquired through the following combination of education, experience, and knowledge or the equivalent.

BS/MS degree within biological sciences or related fields required.
Minimum of 5 - 7 years of experience within other biotech/pharmaceutical companies
Experience with the support of biomarker-related processes is expected.
Experience with vendor partnership preferred.
Experience working in global environment preferred.
Prior experience with vendor selection preferred.
Executive presence.
Values based collaborator – respectful, accountable and collaborative.
Ability to relate and work with a wide range of people to achieve results.
Impactful written and verbal scientific communication
Successful and superior influencing skills across all levels of the organization and external collaborators.
Problem solving and risk-mitigation skills.
Confident, positive attitude, enthusiastic and charismatic.
Appreciation of diversity and multiculturalism.
Strategic and creative thinker.
Ability to build working relations throughout the organization and with business partners to achieve business goals.
Strong time management and organizational skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast paced environment.
Skilled in multiple computer-based tools, in addition to software programs such as Word, Project, PowerPoint, Excel, etc

Competencies:
Ethics - Treats people with respect; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically in accordance with BeiGene’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, policies and procedures.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Follows instructions and responds to management direction.

Communication - Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Writes clearly and informatively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Shares expertise with others.

Adaptability – Able to adapt to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and development areas; Pursues training and opportunities for growth; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Dependability - Follows instructions and responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.

Project Management - Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and within budget.

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