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Tissue Procurement Specialist

Company: Merck
Location: Olympia
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

**Job Description**



We are seeking an experienced tissue procurement expert to help provide critical research support for oncology and other therapeutic areas. High quality biomedical research is vitally dependent on the availability of sample material that allows key questions to be interrogated. In this role, the successful candidate will seek out tissue sample sets to support critical biological research through a combination of work with commercial vendors and the more complex work of building relationships with external institutions to supply these needs.



This position will require familiarity with tissue procurement considerations, including a deep understanding of informed consent and ethics for human sample acquisition and use. The position will require familiarity with different sample types that may be sought (e.g., normal and diseased solid tissues, blood and blood products, body cavity fluids and the relevance of various preservation methods), as well as some familiarity with the biological research for which such samples may be used.



The position will require excellent communication and interpersonal skills, working collaboratively with internal scientists, contracting and operations specialists, as well as the ability to interact smoothly, productively, and with the utmost professionalism with external partners with whom we will be working in these undertakings.



The successful candidate will be a strong problem solver, passionate and innovative in addressing obstacles when they appear. The successful candidate will have a high level of comfort with complex multitasking; be self-motivated and productive; and be able to work independently, without extensive oversight.



This is a remote opportunity or hybrid based on candidate location and preference.



**Qualifications:**



**Education:**



+ Bachelor's or Master's degree in biology or related field



**Required Skills and Experience:**



+ A minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience with acquisition and/or curation of human tissue for research purposes



**Preferred Skills and Experience:**



+ Prior experience in the pharmaceutical industry



+ Experience setting up research collaborations with academic institutions or hospital



+ Prior work with tissue biobanking



+ Background in disease area biology (oncology, immunology, neuroscience, cardiovascular or metabolic disease, infectious disease)



We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we "follow the science" that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. We believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.



**Who we are ...**



We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.



**What we look for ...**



Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us-and start making your impact today.



**NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS**



In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.



If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.



**For positions located in the United States and Puerto Rico - Subject to applicable law, all new hires (including internal transfers) must demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or that they qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement. New hires (including internal transfers) to a position that, as determined by the Company, requires routine collaboration with external stakeholders (such as roles in health services or customer-facing commercial or research-based roles) ("Customer-Facing Role") who are not vaccinated must qualify for a medical or religious exemption and be in a position that the Company determines can accommodate unvaccinated employees without causing an undue burden to business operations. If, following dialog with the candidate as appropriate, it is determined that the candidate either a) does not qualify for a religious or medical exemption or, b) for candidates applying for Customer-Facing roles, it is determined that allowing the candidate to work without vaccination would cause an undue burden to the Company, the candidate will be ineligible for hire or transfer, or any offer of employment or transfer (if applicable) will be revoked. Please note that notwithstanding the approval of any reasonable accommodation, the Company reserves the right to monitor, modify, or revoke any such accommodation if it is determined, following dialog with the employee, that the accommodation is no longer effective or results in an undue burden to the Company.**



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**US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:**



Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. Please click here (https://survey.sogosurvey.com/r/aCdfqL) if you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process.



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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another's thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.



**Residents of Colorado:**



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**Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully**



Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.



**Employee Status:**



Regular



**Relocation:**



Domestic



**VISA Sponsorship:**



Yes



**Travel Requirements:**



No Travel Required



**Flexible Work Arrangements:**



Remote Work



**Shift:**



1st - Day



**Valid Driving License:**



**Hazardous Material(s):**



**Number of Openings:**



1



**Requisition ID:** R210734

Keywords: Merck, Olympia , Tissue Procurement Specialist, Other , Olympia, Washington

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