Manager, Sample Management

Caribou Bioscience
Full Time
Berkeley, CA

Sample Management Manager

at Caribou Biosciences, Inc. (View all jobs)

Berkeley, CA

Caribou Biosciences is a leading clinical-stage CRISPR genome-editing biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing transformative therapies for patients with devastating diseases. Our next-generation genome-editing technology enables superior precision to develop cell therapies that are armored to potentially improve antitumor activity. We believe the future of cell therapy is off-the-shelf, and we are advancing our pipeline of off-the-shelf, or allogeneic, cell therapies from our CAR-T and CAR-NK platforms as readily available treatments for patients with hematologic malignancies and solid tumors.

Members of the Caribou herd open their minds to new ideas and welcome diverse perspectives. We proudly assert that teams do their best work when their members are personally engaged, their ideas are taken seriously, and contributions are recognized. Members of the herd work from our headquarters in Berkeley, California, or remotely.  

We are seeking a Sample Management expert who will play a pivotal role in the operational success of our organization by implementing and managing sophisticated inventory systems. This on-site position will be at our company headquarters in Berkeley, CA reporting to the Associate Director of Supply Chain. This individual will ensure the efficient implementation and coordination of sample management activities across various departments including Quality Control, Translational Sciences, Analytical Development, Supply Chain, Process Development, and Manufacturing. Additionally, the Sample Management Manager will liaise with external specialty labs and handle the booking of shipments, ensuring that our high standards of quality and timeliness are met.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Design, implement, and manage comprehensive inventory systems for the tracking, storage, and handling of samples across different stages of the development and manufacturing processes
  • Coordinate closely with cross-functional teams including Quality Control, Bioinformatics, Translational, Analytical Development, Supply Chain, Process Development, and Manufacturing to ensure seamless sample management
  • Establish and maintain relationships with external specialty labs, overseeing the logistics of sample shipment and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards
  • Develop and implement SOPs for sample management, ensuring adherence to industry best practices and regulatory requirements
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of sample handling, training, and support to ensure operational excellence
  • Collaborate with the Quality Assurance team to support audit activities and address any findings related to sample management
  • Monitor and report on key performance indicators related to sample management, identifying areas for improvement and implementing corrective actions as needed
  • Stay with industry trends, technologies, and regulatory changes related to sample management, and recommend strategic adjustments to processes and systems
  • Maintain testing schedule turnaround time


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant scientific field
  • Minimum of 5 years of industry experience in sample management or a related field
  • Experience with GxP laboratories and samples
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing and managing inventory or sample management systems
  • Strong understanding of regulatory requirements and industry standards related to sample management
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively across cross-functional teams and with external partners


  • Previous sample management experience in Cell Therapy

Caribou compensation and benefits include:

  • Comprehensive compensation package, which includes competitive salary, bonus, and equity for all employees
  • Salary Range: $125,000.00 to $150,000.00 - This represents the present low and high end of the Company’s pay range for this position.  Actual pay will vary based on various factors, including but not limited to location, skill, experience, and performance.  
  • Generous paid vacation time, in addition to company-observed holidays and floating holidays
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan, which includes matching employer contributions
  • Employee stock purchase program (ESPP)
  • Tuition reimbursement program

The benefits and stock purchase described above are subject to the terms and conditions of any governing plans, policies, practices, agreements, or other materials or documents as in effect from time to time, including but not limited to terms and conditions regarding eligibility.

Caribou is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding), genetic information, taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, or any other basis protected by law. In addition, Caribou prohibits the harassment of any individual on any of the bases listed above or any other characteristics protected under federal, state, or local laws.

Legal authorization to work in the United States is required. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Caribou requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of such vaccination will be required as part of the hiring process.

For more information about Caribou, visit and follow the company @CaribouBio.

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