Clinical Logistics and Biorepository Assistant | Karius

Clinical Logistics and Biorepository Assistant

About Karius 
Karius is a venture-backed life science startup focused on transforming the way infectious diseases are diagnosed.  Combining Next-Generation Sequencing and proprietary data analysis, we can identify over 1,000 pathogens from a single blood sample with typical turnaround time in one business day. By unlocking the information present in microbial cell-free DNA, we're helping doctors quickly solve their most challenging cases, with a future vision of accelerating clinical trials, discovering new microbes, and reducing patient suffering worldwide.
Position Summary
Karius is on a mission to help clinicians do more for their patients by bringing the genomic revolution to infectious disease diagnosis. We are looking for a self-motivated, critical thinker that can work independently within a high performing clinical operations team. In this role, the Clinical Logistics and Biorepository Assistant is responsible for providing general trial support to the Clinical Affairs team and management of clinical trial samples across different clinical study programs that applies Karius’ novel diagnostic technology within specific clinical indication(s).
Why Should You Join Us?
Karius aims to conquer infectious diseases through innovations around genomic sequencing and machine learning. The company’s platform is already delivering unprecedented insights into the microbial landscape, providing clinicians with a comprehensive test capable of identifying more than a thousand pathogens directly from blood, and helping industry accelerate the development of therapeutic solutions. The Karius test we provide today is one of the most advanced solutions available to physicians who aim to deliver better care to many otherwise ineffectively treated patients. Our test is the result of some incredible work done by our scientists, statisticians, engineers, and physicians, all driven by the same mission. You, as part of the Karius team, will be able to see how directly your work has a life-changing impact on people, and at scale.
Reports to          Biorepository Manager
Location             Redwood City, CA
Primary Responsibilities
●     Establishes and updates various databases for clinical trial and sample tracking.
●     Assists with reporting Karius results for clinical research samples.
●     Orders and maintains clinical study supplies and in-house clinical inventory.
●     Prepares study binders for the clinical sites and supports Trial Master Files maintenance for clinical studies.
●     Assists the clinical team with administrative activities such as preparing, copying, and printing study documents.
●     Provides technical support for field monitors.
●     Assist with specimen acquisition from clinical sites and vendors.
●     Handles and inventories biological specimens from clinical trials with potentially hazardous properties. Requires the use of personal protective equipment, ability to operate cold-storage and adherence to strict safety protocols.
●     Prepares samples for pickup, courier delivery and shipment. Enters data into on-line repository database for sample tracking and management.
●     Monitors temperatures of storage refrigerators/freezers and troubleshoots and resolves issues.
●     Maintains repository files for data validation; accuracy audits, preparation of sample reports.
●     Build strong relationships with internal teams.
What’s Fun About the Job?
Karius is operating at the edge of what is now known to be possible in infectious disease diagnostics. With that, comes a wave of new and incredible challenges and opportunities. To deliver on that value, you will be tapping into some of the most advanced technologies, architecting and innovating where the current solutions simply don't suffice. You will get to see how much your work really matters.
Travel: Travel required 5-10%.
Physical Requirements
Work is generally performed in an office and in the Biorepository. Subject to extended periods of sitting and/or standing, computer work and moderate noise levels.
Position Requirements
●     Bachelor’s Degree in scientific or health related field or equivalent years of experience.
●     2+ years industry experience, including clinical research / clinical operations and biospecimen management experience.
●     Computer software skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access and Google Suite experience).
●     Strong attention to detail, self-motivation, and good organizational skills.
●     Knowledge of GCP and IATA.
Personal Qualifications
●     Must have excellent organization skills and strong attention to details.
●     Strong computer software skills (Microsoft Suite and Google Suite).
●     Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from project teams and study Principal Investigators.
●     Ability to work independently, collaboratively and manage deadlines.
●     Exemplary time management skills with the ability to mitigate against timeline delays.
●     Display a high level of commitment and professionalism and is truly passionate about being on the cutting edge of science and generating the appropriate clinical evidence.
At Karius, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace and provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees and are committed to honor and invest in the full diversity of people, in our hiring, recruiting and development of employees across the Company.  All qualified applicants for employment are encouraged to apply and will be considered without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity and gender expression (including transgender individuals who are transitioning, have transitioned, or are perceived to be transitioning to the gender with which they identify), religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. If you are unable to submit your application due to a disability, please contact us at and we will accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.

Redwood City, CA