Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Patients are at the heart of everything we do at Loxo Oncology, and we continue to be motivated by our goal of improving the lives of people living with cancer. We pursue this goal with a tenacity, focus, and commitment to excellence that defines who we are and how we work.

We seek dedicated, passionate, hardworking, intelligent, thoughtful, and authentic individuals who thrive within a collaborative and fast-paced environment and will bring their experiences, unique perspectives and problem-solving skills to the team. In return, we cultivate an environment that rewards and recognizes hard work and provides opportunities for learning and growth as part of a team making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients.

Biospecimen Coordinator

Location: Stamford, CT or South San Francisco, CA or Remote

Reports To:

Biospecimen Manager

Position Summary

Loxo Oncology at Lilly conducts discovery research, clinical development and regulatory affairs for oncology, with the goal of creating a pipeline of therapies that have the potential to make a meaningful difference for patients. Loxo Oncology at Lilly was created in December 2019, combining the Lilly Research Laboratories oncology organization and Loxo Oncology, which was acquired by Lilly in early 2019. The unit has team members in Boulder, CO, Indianapolis, IN, New York City, South San Francisco, Stamford, CT, and Madrid, Spain.

The Biospecimen Coordinator will be responsible for tracking inventory and overseeing the downstream processing of oncology research and clinical biomarker samples.  This individual collaborates with oncology clinical study teams and research teams including Clinical Trial Managers (CTMs), Data Managers, and a network of contract research labs. 

Roles and Responsibilities of the Position*

  • Utilize software tools to track inventory of oncology research and clinical biomarker samples
  • Maintain accurate and concise inventory of research and clinical/preclinical oncology biomarker samples across drug programs and third-party labs
  • Support clinical development teams to design biospecimen handling logistics with preferred vendors
  • Maintain regular metrics of biospecimen activities for studies
  • Track and resolve discrepancies with study team, sites, or CRO vendors within specified time frames
  • Assist in developing biospecimen collection plans with vendors by aligning with the clinical study protocol for sample collection requirements
  • Use monitoring tools to proactively identify trends and provide feedback to internal departments
  • Oversee shipments of biomarker samples from sample repositories to third party labs for testing

Required Qualifications and Background

  • Bachelors’ degree in Life Sciences, health related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 3 years sample management experience in pharmaceuticals, laboratory, or biorepository setting
  • Oncology experience required across all phases of clinical trials
  • Good working knowledge of ICH, FDA, and GCP regulations and guidelines
  • Excellent verbal/written and interpersonal skills required for working successfully in a cross-functional team environment
  • Able to communicate and collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams in face-to-face conversation, by telephone, and by email
  • Excellent organizational skills with high attention to detail is required
  • Strong computer skills (spreadsheets, word processing, etc.) is required
  • Experience using sample management database is preferred
  • Ability to manage, prioritize, and routinely report progress on multiple projects and tasks

Physical Demands / Travel

The physical demands of this job are consistent with light office duties.

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Work Environment

This position’s work environment is in an office.  

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered by an employee while performing the essential functions of this job.

*To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each role and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Loxo Oncology, Inc. is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.