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Discovery Logistics Specialist

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Discovery Logistics Specialist – United States of America - Permanent Contract

Clintec is actively recruiting for a Clinical Research Associate to join our expanding global company in the USA, San Francisco Bay area- Permemnet Contract - Site Based. By working for Clintec you can further your career in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and you can be assured of rewarding benefits.

Role Purpose

The role of the MRL Discovery Logistics Specialist is to provide logistics support to project and operational teams within MRL. This position reports to the Director, Project Management. The incumbent in this position is accountable for interfacing with MRL teams, vendors/collaborators, Global Trade Compliance, MRL Logistics Operations and other Merck departments, to coordinate, manage and track MRL shipments to and from internal and external partners.

Key Accountabilities

Coordinating and tracking sample shipments from Merck program teams to partner sites
Liaising with teams to gather and process supporting documentation (e.g. MSDS, USDA permits, prototype documentation, VCP, HTS codes, etc.) for shipping MRL materials between Merck sites and to domestic/international partner sites
Liaising with Global Trade Compliance and Logistics Operations teams as appropriate to ensure logistics requirements are met.
Providing feedback to MRL Logistics leadership of any process improvement opportunities and supporting any implementation activities.
Identify internal and external training needs and coordinate appropriate training i.e., compliance and cold chain.
Be proactive in identifying changes in the customer areas that could impact support needed in logistics areas.
Keep up to date with changes coming from trade compliance.
Serves as Subject Matter Expert (SME) providing logistical guidance and expertise to the scientific community.
Communicate updates from MRL Logistics to the business partners.
Previous experience supporting scientific technical operations in a GMP environment
Experience with shipping logistics desired
Detail orientation
Computer systems experience (i.e. SAP, JDE, ERP, carrier systems, MS Outlook


High School Diploma
Associates Degree or above desired
Academic experience in science or chemistry

Clintec is a dynamic, UK headquartered, privately owned, full service Contract Research Organisation with a presence in over 50 countries worldwide. We have been providing clinical research support services to clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries and assisting in their key product development efforts for over two decades. At Clintec we have experience in managing clinical trials in all major therapeutic areas including oncology, rare disease, neurology, cardiovascular, psychiatry, infectious disease, rheumatology, immunology, respiratory and gastroenterology.

Clintec employees can expect to receive expert training and guidance throughout their careers as well as the opportunity to be involved in every aspect of Clinical Trials across the full life-cycle of the drug development process from the CRO perspective. We have strong partnerships with some of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies and employees can expect to be involved in some of the most prestigious drug development projects with the opportunity to develop, progress and travel globally. Clintec offers a competitive salary and rewards package.

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