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  • Location:

    City of Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium

  • Contact:

    Sebastien Barxhon

  • Job type:


  • Contact phone:

    +32 15 44 58 82

  • Industry:

    Life Sciences

  • Contact email:


"Do you have a clinical or biomedical MSc/BSc with at least 4 years of relevant experience (preferentially working in a lab with clinical samples)? Do you want to act as the HQ expert at practical implementation of Translational Research and operationalize the policies and procedures that warrant quality of samples, sample processing, and sample analysis throughout trials and you're fluent in English? Then we could have the job of your dream !"

Job Description

The Translational Research operation manager is part of the TR department and serves as the HQ expert at practical implementation of TR and operationalize the policies and procedures that warrant quality of samples, sample processing, and sample analysis throughout trials.


  • Participates in the practical development and implementation of the TR part of protocol, being the interface between TR and clinical operation management.
  • Provides advice to clinical operation managers on how to set up biobanking and TR procedures in the protocol (tissue processing, sending, collection, storing). Participate in the HBM expert team.
  • Assess the quality of samples and molecular analysis in projects and clinical trials, and propose solutions when problems occur.
  • Works on developing and maintaining a database for TR projects to enable tracking of the TR portfolio, in conjunction with other units at the HQ.
  • Provides advice to data managers on the design of sample collection forms (sample CRFs).
  • Work with the operational department to monitor any deviation in quality of samples or sample workflow. Assess the root cause of the problem and coordinate with the Compliance and Audit department if necessary.
  • Support the Compliance and Audit department with monitoring and audit of central labs and biobank and if necessary the clinical sites
  • Perform vendor assessment for new TR vendors
  • Develop and maintain the vendor list for TR, with the TR scientists.
  • Develop and maintain the library of HBM guidelines.
  • Manage the portfolio of small projects using human biological material for translational research.


  • Relevant clinical or biomedical MSc/BSc with 4 years of experience in working with human samples within a lab operational/technical role
  • Relevant experience can be any technical role in clinical trials, or applied research in academic, hospital or industry setting, in particular in running biomarker-driven assays (NGS, IHC, etc.). Knowledge in practical implementation of molecular biology assays is a plus.
  • High level of proficiency in the use of standard software's and ability to quickly learn and utilize computer programs as needed
  • Credibility in scientific environments
  • Dynamic self-starter
  • Able to work independently and manage competing priorities
  • Well organized and flexible
  • Able to function well in a team, whether motivating collaborators and colleagues to move projects forward or providing support to ongoing collaborations
  • Able to write and check content and quality of scientific documents
  • Good communicator with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Excellent spoken and written English


  • Full Time position
  • A balanced salary package based on your capabilities and experience, including meal vouchers
  • Direct hire contract

Existing right to work in Europe required ( please read job spec in full before applying ).

Vacancy number: 17364