Team Leader -  Samples/Biospecimens logistics - KB0522

The Team Leader manages the Biorepository team. S/he is responsible for logistics, handling and documentation of all samples entering, stored and exiting IBBL. S/he is also responsible for the biorepository area, its equipment, organization, tidiness  and compliance with quality system requirements
Rue Louis Rech 1, Entrée B, Dudelange L-3555, Luxembourg
03/08/2022 13:49:48
Key Accountabilities
  • Ensure the setup and operation of biorepository activities, and perform the full range of operations:
    - Collection kit design and production
    - Consumables ordering and stock management for biorepository
    - Incoming quality control of specimens and samples
    - Recording of all sample movements in LIMS or other tools
    - Management of content of biorepository storage devices including inventories
    - Sample retrieval and destruction
    - Packing and shipments in compliance with applicable regulations
    - Management of BioRepository equipments (e.g. Freezers, LN2 tanks)

  • Manage operations of the Biorepository Operations Team: set clear team goals, oversee day-to-day operations, motivate team members,  listen to team members’ feedback and resolve any issues or conflicts, monitor team performance, create an inspiring team environment
  • Train and develop the Biorepository team and perform staff appraisals
    Create an inspiring team environment
  • In collaboration with the Head of Biorepository ensure the compliance with QMS of biorepository operations and of equipment under the Biorepository responsibility; document all processes accordingly
  • Participate in ongoing research and development of novel Biobanking techniques, including efficiency gains
  • In collaboration with the Head of Biorepository, communicate with the staff in clinical and research sites to ensure safety and regulatory compliance, quality control and a smooth transfer of samples and data
  • Communicate directly with key clients on operational subjects
  • Approve purchases up to the specified limit
  • Perform other related duties as required, such as: development of procedures related to Biorepository operations and equipment.

  • Degree ideally in Logistics, Biology or related field
  • Min 5 years of relevant job experience
  • Solid Team leadership experience
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Organizational and time-management skills
    Organizational and time-management skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • On top of the Microsoft suite, proficient in the use of computers relative to technical equipment
  • Adaptability and rigour
  • Language skills: Fluent written and spoken English. Additional fluency in French or German is considered as an asset.
  • Previous work experience in either:  an accredited environment; a blood bank or clinical laboratory or a Logistics company would be considered as an asset


  • Contract type:         Permanent contract
  • Work hours:              Full time (40h/week)
  • Location:                   Dudelange
  • Start date:                ASAP
  • Ref:                            VD/BTL0522/KB/BIOREP


Applications including a cover letter and a  curriculum vitae should be sent  through our website via the apply button below.
Please apply ONLINE formally through this web page.
Applications by email will not be considered. 
We very much encourage early application.