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Biospecimen Coordinator, Tisch Cancer Institute

New York, New York

Job Description

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Tisch Cancer Institute, Biospecimen Coordinator 2342424

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Biospecimen Coordinator manages and maintains the Informed Consent Form (ICF) database that tracks patient selections for the collection, scope of use, and retention period of human biological samples (HBS) collected in the Novel Therapeutics Program within the Tisch Cancer Clinical Trials department for patient screening, cDx development, and biomarker and translational research. This individual works in close partnership with clinical monitors and Clinical Research Coordinators.


The Biospecimen Coordinator assists the Research Nurse with activities including, but not limited to, the distribution of samples for biomarker and translational research testing and activities, HBS collection kit fulfillment to clinical sites, and sample query resolution between clinical sites and central reference labs. S/he also works with external vendors and an external biorepository.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manages and maintains an ICF database for tracking HBS related patient selections
  • Assists in patient consent verification for HBS use
  • Supports clinical trials from biological specimen collection to analysis through effective tactical interactions with clinical teams, clinical sites, a central biorepository, central reference labs, specialty lab partners, and external collaborators (e.g. Academia)
  • Maintains detailed bioinventory in a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) database ensuring that sample inventories are accurate, complete, and up-to-date
  • Participates in sample management process improvement projects
  • Works effectively with internal colleagues to fulfill sample (e.g. tumor, blood, derivatives, etc.) shipment requests for external analyses such as flow cytometry, protein assays (e.g. immunoassays, ELISA, western blot, and IHC), gene expression assays, NGS, etc.
  • Follows GCP/GLP/ICH guidelines, global legal and regulatory standards for HBS management, and internal biomarker sample management business processes and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Other duties as assigned
  • MS in a Biological Sciences or clinical discipline with at 2-3 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical or Life Sciences discipline
  • BS in a Biological Sciences or clinical discipline with at least 5 or more years of equivalent working experience
  • 2-3+ years of experience, with MS, in clinical drug development or clinical trial execution with exposure to biomarkers, pharmacokinetics or immunogenicity sample activities including sample collection procedures, and exposure to informed consent language specific to the handling of human tissue specimens
  • 5+ years with a Bachelor of Science
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.


We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care.


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Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 


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