Clinical Sample Associate

Position Summary

Genocea is harnessing the power of T cell immunity to develop the next generation of vaccines to a wide range of infectious disease pathogens. We are seeking an experienced Sample Coordinator to support the clinical assay team by receiving, validating, storing and tracking temperature sensitive clinical trial samples. The individual will, on occasion, be required to process blood samples and assist in laboratory assays and related activities.

Primary Responsibilities

  • This position will maintain quality control, inventory and organization of samples. The Sample Coordinator will be responsible for receipt of potentially infectious/biohazardous samples from clinical studies and managing samples through entry and tracking in an electronic Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). 

  • Must perform a variety of tasks related to sample management in adherence with standard operating procedures and be responsible for documenting and retention of source materials.

  • Blood processing and assistance in a variety of laboratory functions

  • Participate in general housekeeping duties in the lab, such as autoclaving, cleaning, waste disposal, etc.

  • Attend team or group meetings


  • Excellent communication, problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Strong organization and ability to work in a collaborative environment.

  • Capacity to adapt, and shows a strong desire to learn new concepts and techniques.

  • Displays solid technical knowledge and has hands-on experience

Required Skills

  • Proficient with MS Office and significant experience with electronic database systems.

  • Knowledge of good laboratory practices. Strong attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Experience pipetting human specimens and maintaining sterile technique

  • Experience with LIMS database and Excel-based Macros a plus.

  • Knowledge of immunology and immunological assays a plus.

Education and Experience Required

  • Bachelors or Associates degree with 2 years’ experience with database systems