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Co-Principal Investigator, NIGMS Repository

Coriell Institute for Medical Research is currently seeking an experienced PhD scientist to serve as Co-Principal Investigator of the NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository. The NIGMS Repository contains one of the worlds’ largest collections of heritable diseases and chromosomally aberrant cell lines. Human induced pluripotent stem cells are an important and growing part of the collection, and the repository also contains a large collection of human population samples dedicated to understanding human variation.

The Co-Principal Investigator will work with the Principal Investigator to ensure that Coriell meets or surpasses all standards for quality service and deliverables. The Co-Principal Investigator will review and approve submitters, rectify issues that arise during the course of the project, directly train Project Managers, and ensure special support as necessary for submitters, customers, and NIGMS personnel.

Reporting to the Chief Scientific Officer, the Co-Principal Investigator of the NIGMS Repository is responsible for the following duties, although not limited to:

  • Supports the Principal Investigator of the NIGMS Repository in delivering grant-related requirements, including preparation of progress reports and review of biorepository-related documentation.
  • Oversees and maintains efficient, productive daily operations of the NIGMS Repository.
  • Supervises the entire biospecimen value stream, including interactions with biospecimen submitters, sample acquisition, and distribution via the Coriell online catalog.
  • Acts as a liaison with NIGMS Program Directors, assuring that scope of work and objectives are achieved.
  • Prepares and submits annual reports to the NIGMS Program Directors.
  • Oversees submission of specimens to the biobank following guidelines established by the Program Directors and Scientific Advisory Committee.
  • Verifies that samples are collected in accordance with the OHRP regulations.
  • Develops procedures for and maintains outreach to submitters.
  • Attends scientific meetings to promote the NIGMS Repository.
  • Reviews clinical data upon submission and clinical and lab data at the time of sample submission to the catalog to determine appropriateness and completeness.
  • Contributes compelling, innovative ideas for continued strategic growth.

The ideal candidate for this role is a PhD in genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology or related field with 2+ years of experience in project and resource management. Applicants with expertise in biorepository processes, human genetics, molecular biology, genomics, along with the proven ability to effectively collaborate with information technology staff and utilize information management systems for repository banking of biospecimens are preferred. Potential candidates must be team players with excellent organizational, written and verbal communications skills. Strong management skills, excellent communication, and the ability to work alongside senior management and contribute to the growth of the institution are vital for this role.

Associate, Client Support

Coriell Institute for Medical Research is currently seeking a service-oriented professional to join its Customer Service team.

The Customer Support Team is responsible for the day-to-day operations to fulfill customer requests and inquiries. These responsibilities include assisting with the sale and distribution of biomaterials to national and international clients from the scientific community while adhering to internal standard operating procedures (SOPs) and regulatory agency guidelines.

Under the direction of the Customer Support Manager, the Client Support Associate will be responsible for the following duties but not limited to:

  • Assist in reviewing new customer accounts
  • Review incoming customer orders
  • Save and apply material transfer agreements/assurance forms
  • Compile and review paperwork for processed orders
  • End of day closeout and invoice generation
  • Assist customers via e-mail and phone

The ideal candidate for this role has an undergraduate degree and/or 1-2 years of experience working within a customer service environment. We are interested in meeting potential candidates who have a strong attention to detail and the ability to provide high quality support to the scientific community. A candidate’s ability to respond professionally in a fast-paced environment, effectively work within a small team, help to resolve customer issues and collaborate internally to overcome obstacles are essential to this position.

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Now in its 60th year, Coriell Institute for Medical Research is an independent non-profit research center dedicated to the study of the human genome. Expert staff and pioneering programs in the fields of personalized medicine, stem cell biology, cytogenetics, and bio banking drive our mission. To learn more, visit EOE