Morrisville, NC, USA

Metabolon, headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, is a diagnostic products and services company offering the industry’s leading biochemical profiling platform. Due to our rapidly growing services business, Metabolon is seeking a Group Leader to lead within the Sample Prep group and to be an integral member of our Lab Operations team.

Summary: The team leader in this position will report to the Director, Sample Prep and will be responsible for the management of all aspects of the sample accessioning and sample inventory team including sample accessioning, freezer management and sample shipment including incoming international shipments and permitting, under both research use only (RUO), CLIA/CAP GCP and ISO 9001. The successful candidate will have experience in leadership of a small team, preferably under regulatory control, freezer management and development of automation for sample management. Knowledge or prior experience with incoming shipping management including permit applications and customs is a plus. In addition, the candidate will have experience and ability to monitor and improve processes, and a successful track record of quality lab performance.


  • Experience in the accessioning, storing and inventory management of a wide variety of biological samples and sample types.

  • Knowledge or prior experience of international shipping and permit applications is a plus.

  • Proven track record of leading sample management in a regulated environment including an understanding of sample management automation technologies and experience with stability analysis and other analytical and bioanalytical research activities.

  • Must be able to demonstrate successful management and independent leadership of projects.

  • Experience in setting up and validating sample management processes including automating processes.

  • Experience working in LIMS systems and freezer inventory control systems. A broad overview of chemistry, including chemical structures and nomenclature, and familiarity with general concepts, practices and procedures is expected.


  • A bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field or equivalent in related work experience. 5-10 years of work experience in providing sample management support to researchers in genomics, proteomics, toxicology, environmental health, statistical genetics, public health, or related disciplines.

To apply for this position, please click on the link below or send via mail to Attention: Talent Acquisition Manager, P.O. Box 110407, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

Metabolon offers a comprehensive benefits program including health, dental, disability and life insurance coverage, a 401(k) savings plan, and paid time off.

Metabolon is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer m/f/d/v EO 13201.

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