Lab Head Sample Receiving and Sample Management

Einsatzort: Ludwigshafen

Lab Head Sample Receiving and Sample Management

Lab Head Sample Receiving and Sample Management


In this role you will be leading a team of 2-4 people being part of a global organization which is tasked with preclinical and clinical sample logistics supporting the bioanalytical team locally but also serving other functional areas in all parts of R&D locally and globally. You will be part of initiatives to streamline and improve current business practices by e.g. the use of innovative software tools and high-end laboratory automation. Strong networking, team player but also leader skills will allow you to have an impact on pipeline projects.


  • Manages effective and efficient the sample receiving group and is responsible for sample life cycle management and planning of budget, investments and maintenance.
  • Assures sample life cycle management according to GLP and GCP requirements
  • Provides local site expertise for sample management processes and global shipping and logistics of pre-clinical and clinical study samples
  • Contact to business and sample logistics managers at other Abbvie Sites
  • Manage/coordinating CRO activities in terms of sample logistics globally
  • Works directly with Laboratory Business to understand specific business processes, drivers and strategy in order to determine best practices and also Laboratory-Automation solution(s)
  • Develops leads and reviews the creation and implementation of Laboratory Automation solution(s) that will enable the organization to achieve its business goals
  • Allies with other functional areas to assure effective communication on behalf of customers
  • Master of Science/PhD or successful completed profession in science or its equivalent in education and work experience
  • > 3 years of experience in biostorage or compound management
  • 2-3 years of experience in life-science industry is a plus
  • Basic knowledge in chemistry and biology
  • Strong analytic thinking and problem solving skills, proven track record for tackling complex issues and problems, and ability to manage them to successful conclusions
  • Familiarity with GxP systems and CFR part 11 compliance and sound understanding of GLP/GCP
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment, where results are achieved through incorporation of multiple points of view
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Fluent German and English, written and spoken
  • Programming knowledge and database mining experience is a plus
  • Basic experience in lab-automation is a plus

We are looking forward to your application. Please provide information about your salary expectations and possible start date in your motivation letter.
An equal opportunity employer. AbbVie welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.
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AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) ist ein globales, forschendes BioPharma-Unternehmen, das sich der Entwicklung innovativer Therapien für einige der komplexesten und schwerwiegendsten Erkrankungen der Welt verschrieben hat. Mission des Unternehmens ist es, mit seiner Expertise, seinen engagierten Mitarbeitern und seinem Innovationsanspruch die Behandlungsmöglichkeiten in vier Therapiegebieten deutlich zu verbessern: Immunologie, Onkologie, Virologie und Neurowissenschaften. In mehr als 75 Ländern arbeiten AbbVie-Mitarbeiter jeden Tag daran, die Gesundheitsversorgung für Menschen auf der ganzen Welt voranzutreiben. In Deutschland ist AbbVie an seinem Hauptsitz in Wiesbaden und seinem Forschungs- und Produktionsstandort in Ludwigshafen vertreten. Insgesamt beschäftigt AbbVie Deutschland rund 2.600 Mitarbeiter. Mit rund 29.000 Mitarbeitern weltweit vertreibt AbbVie Medikamente in mehr als 170 Länder.