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Biorepository Technician

Precision for Medicine

Precision for Medicine

Frederick, MD, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Position Summary:

The Biorepository Technician I will assist in shipment & receipt, the retrieval and preservation of biological samples that arrive daily or are stored in the repository.

Essential functions of the job include but are not limited to:

Monitoring of freezers:

  • Respond to freezer alarms in accordance with standard operating procedures
  • Monitor freezers, refrigerator and room temperatures as assigned by Manager

Receive biological samples:

  • Unpack specimens and record all pertinent information in Incoming Shipment Batch and incoming folder
  • Create a folder to house all associated paperwork
  • Store at appropriate temperature following guidelines set by procedures
  • Distribute confirmation of shipment receipt form if required by project

Receive supplies into inventory:

  • Verify shipment contents against packing list
  • Quarantine Raw Materials for release by QA department

Inventory of Frozen Biological Samples:

  • Check information on sample vial against information provided by the study site
  • Scan samples into data management system, BSI
  • Correct paperwork where necessary and inform supervisor/manager of any discrepancies by generating a discrepancy report
  • Assist in the inventory of returned specimens
  • Aliquot frozen specimens utilizing aseptic technique

Retrieve Frozen Samples from Inventory and Ship:

  • Pull samples according to requisition, SOP, and instructions
  • Perform quality control verification of outgoing samples
  • Update Outgoing Batch Record
  • Contact receiving labs prior to shipment to confirm shipping address and ensure contact will be available to receive specimens
  • Ship samples (dangerous and non-dangerous goods) by Commercial or local courier
  • Complete all paperwork (link-up forms, aliquot forms, return forms or BSI data collection sheets and any other forms which may be necessary)


  • Label vials and shipping boxes
  • Perform dry shipper QC
  • Keep current on IATA Shipping Regulations and maintain certification and standards
  • Carry out other duties/projects as assigned


Minimum Required:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 2 years’ of general working experience

Other Required:

  • Requires good attention to detail, excellent documentation skills and must work well in a group environment
  • Familiarity with excel and basic functions with the program
  • Must be a flexible agile team player who can change activities and directions quickly and respond to a variety of assignment and changing business needs
  • Ability to lift and carry between 31-50 lbs.; Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. overhead with assistance; frequently required to sit, stand and walk for prolonged periods; occasionally required to squat, bend, stoop, push, kneel, reach and perform tasks with repetitive motion; Will be exposed to a cold freezer environment (Freezer temperatures range between -20ºC -196ºC)
  • Must be able to read, write, speak fluently and comprehend the English language


  • 1 year of relevant lab experience
  • Basic laboratory skills
  • Trained in aseptic technique
Precision is required by law in some states or cities to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This compensation range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to: skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled.
Reasonable estimate of the current range
$18$20 USD

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