Biomarker Operations Internship

Switzerland, Basel-City, Basel

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Gain hands-on experience in the day-to-day activities within Biomarker Operations (BMO) while also obtaining a high-level understanding of the execution of clinical trials needed to bring drugs to patients. You will be given specific tasks to support teams and functional roles within the department. You will also have an opportunity to shadow and support individuals from the department to get exposure to the management of biomarker sample operations, the conduct of clinical trials, and gain experience in the interactions Biomarker Operations Project Managers (BOPMs) have with key stakeholders such as Biomarker Science, Study Management, and Biorepository Management to execute the strategies that will help to make our medicines more personalized for patients.  

Main responsibilities

Within this role you will support a team(s) working on Phase Ib, Phase II and/or III clinical study protocols in Oncology and / or Immunology, Infectious Disease, Ophthalmology and Neuroscience (I2ON).  The department, Global Product Development (Clinical Operations), works specifically on the operational element required to conduct global Phase Ib, Phase II or Phase III registration clinical trials for investigational new drugs.  Biomarker Operations, a function of Clinical Operations, is accountable for planning, coordinating, and overseeing all operational activities required to manage the lifecycle of biomarker samples including collection, processing, analysis, data delivery, and final sample disposition. 

Your responsibilities will include communicating with teams, maintaining central documentation, and assisting with the project setup within the Biomarker Operations group. Additionally you will contribute to a cross-functional initiative digitizing the planned sample collection schedules to enable future re-use in downstream processes. 

Specifically, you may be required to:

  • Collect, qualify, manage, and track key biomarker and clinical data / metrics

  • Organize and present data in meaningful and visually engaging tables, graphs, and slides that combine scientific and clinical information

  • Create reports, analyses, and planning solutions based on provided data and audience

  • Interact with internal and external scientific, operational, and vendor stakeholders

  • Support regular activities within Biomarker Sub Teams such as data collection, analysis, and presentations

  • Assist with organizing content related to compliance/ethics of sample use on a trial

  • Engage study teams for the set up and the implementation of new digital tools to support biosample operational activities. 

  • Help review standard study related reports and liaise with accountable study members to address any inconsistencies and missing information, as appropriate

  • Support Biomarker Operations Project Managers (BOPMs) to ensure essential study information is maintained and tracked

  • Support the group to collect, report, and organize relevant information for functional projects that will enhance our processes

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Effective communication, organization, and time management skills

  • Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in a scientific discipline (Biology, Molecular Biology, Bioengineering, etc). 

  • Advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google tools

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Attention to detail and adept at organizing large sets of data

  • The ability to work independently and proactively

  • Strong customer focus

  • Flexibility and the ability to interact well within a team setting

​What’s to consider:

  • Send us your complete application merged into one PDF including CV and a Motivation Letter (including desired start date & duration)

  • A certificate of enrollment (if you are currently studying)

  • For non-EU/EFTA citizens: Certificate from the university stating that an internship is mandatory (required due to regulations). This letter we need already when submitting the application!

  • The starting date of this internship is ASAP or upon availability and it will run for 12 months