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.

Sample Bank Manager, Discovery Operations

Location: Boulder, CO

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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 Sample Bank Manager will oversee a small team (examples include Coordinator, Specialist, etc.) that will support Sample Bank management activities across multiple departments and external CROs. The Sample Bank Manager will work closely with Discovery leaders and team members to establish and oversee a newly created internal Sample Bank. This team will be accountable for establishing SOPs and processes related to storage inventory, preparation of samples for testing, and shipping/receipt of supplies/samples/compounds for internal assays.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Position*

  • Prepare samples for testing, manage organized storage of samples, provide samples to scientists for internal assays.
  • Experience with acoustic dispensing and automation.
  • The sample back team will prepare assay ready plates for weekly testing in 384 or 1536 plate formats.
  • Coordinate incoming and outgoing sample shipments with external vendors for all Discovery projects; including diligent preparation of all associated documentation, manifests, packing slips, shipping labels, and release documents.
  • Help support ordering of laboratory supplies and reagents as well as manage receipt and delivery of incoming packages, checking for expired reagents, following up on orders, etc. 
  • Maintenance of compound inventory for short/long term storage, and update sample tracking system with LIMS database.
  • Assist with obtaining quotes for external assays and the coordination of delivery of samples between lab and external vendors, both US and Globally.
  • Maintain effective oral and written communication to Discovery team members and provide support to ensure timelines, costs and risk assessments are met.
  • Provide additional support to the Discovery Team as requested.

Required Qualifications and Background

  • A BS/MS or equivalent degree in chemistry and/or biological sciences with at least 6+years working full time in a laboratory setting either in academia or industry.
  • Working knowledge and experience with inventory/request database systems for compound and biological sample management is required.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Must have high proficiency in MS Office Suite; experience with project management software is a plus.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills are required, with ability to work with/across a range of disciplines including biology, medicinal chemistry and bioassay.

Physical Demands / Travel

The physical demands of this job are consistent with working in a lab.

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 a lab.   

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.