Prior to founding ABS, Dr. Saller led the biochemical team at what is now AstraZeneca that worked on the discovery of Seroquel®, one of the most successful drugs of all time both in respect to therapeutic efficacy for psychiatric disorders and market value. Dr. Saller is a serial entrepreneur, having founded Saller Rental Properties in the 1980s, which provided the capital for founding ABS in January 1990. He continues to lead ABS operations and direct its strategy. Dr. Saller has also served as the Principal Investigator or has administered more than $5 million in government grants and contracts as a founder of one other bioscience company and as advisor to others.
Linda supervises all Laboratory Operations at ABS. She has worked at ABS for more than 18 years and has overall responsibility for all ABS Laboratories, Biospecimen Operations, and ABS’ Biorepository. She is also accustomed and highly skilled at working with cross-functional teams and changing client specifications and priorities, having worked closely on many large multi-disciplinary projects. All Laboratory, Biorepository, and Biospecimen Operations personnel report to Linda. She is an ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor, Six Sigma Green Belt, and trained in Lean, HIPAA regulations, and GLP/GMP.
Cheri is the Vice President of Business Development & Operations at ABS. She has more than 23 years’ experience managing all aspects of Business Operations at ABS. This includes Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Quality Assurance, Logistics, Facilities Infrastructure, and Business Development. Cheri is qualified in ISO 9001:2015 Management and Internal Auditing. She is also a Six Sigma Green Belt, and is trained in Lean, IATA/ICAO regulations, HIPAA regulations, and GLP/GMP.
Christina is the Director of Business Operations at ABS. She joined ABS as an Office Assistant in 1999 while working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Goldey-Beacom College. She has had experience with many aspects of Business Operations at ABS over the years, and her current responsibilities include managing Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Human Resources. Christina is a certified ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor. She is also a Six Sigma Green Belt, and is trained in Lean, IATA/ICAO regulations, and HIPAA regulations.
Before joining ABS, Heidi obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Kutztown University and her Master’s degree from the College of Charleston. After graduation, she joined ABS’ sales team in 2009 as a Project Manager. She continues to provide excellent customer service as Director of Client Services.
Heidi consults with current and prospective clients in the Mid-Atlantic to identify and provide customized solutions that allow clients to get ahead of deadlines and spend more time focusing on their core competencies. Her love of science initially led to a career teaching middle school science before returning to graduate school to pursue a Master of Science in Biotechnology. During her graduate experience, she realized her expertise was best utilized outside of laboratory research. She believes in her clients’ research, and her goal is to provide them a better pathway to success.
Dania joined ABS in 2012 as a Scientific Liaison before growing to take on more responsibility as a Project Manager the same year. She has a degree in Biology from the University of Delaware and extensive sales experience. Her passion for science, ability to build strong relationships, and commitment to helping people find solutions for their needs makes her role at ABS a natural fit.
Sarah joined ABS as a Business Development Associate in 2019. She provides clients from pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies with custom, quality-guaranteed solutions that help streamline their discovery process and accelerate their pipelines. Her passion for science led her to achieve her Doctorate of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering from Drexel University prior to joining ABS. Her research expertise, problem-solving mindset, and ability to build strong relationships provides the foundation required to develop successful collaborations with clients in the New England territory.
LeAnne joined ABS in 2020 and brings 25 years of biotech industry experience to her clients at ABS. She quickly found her passion for supporting biomedical team’s research efforts by providing tools to remove obstacles that impede success. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and a minor in Biology from The University of Delaware. Her purpose is to continually provide exceptional service and collaborate on creative solutions that allow her Mid-Atlantic clients to focus on important research and discovery.
Growth encompasses adding new skills, capabilities, and continuously evolving to deliver greater value for our clients.
Responsiveness refers to how effectively and promptly we respond to the business requirements of our clients. It means that we quickly respond to client requests in an open and collaborative manner. It means that we anticipate clients’ needs to increase the value of our collaborations.
Excellence demands that we do what we say we are going to do when we say we will do it every time. This is simple. It is also a major challenge. It includes dependability and reliability in its scope. It means developing more efficient processes so that we deliver quickly on our promises and exceed expectations. It means zero tolerance for errors that impact our clients.
Accountability necessitates that we take ownership of what we do and that we are responsible for what we deliver. It enables us to deliver Excellence. It is a commitment to achieving intended outcomes. It means that we are responsible for the quality and reliability of our work.
Transparency requires us to effectively share information without obfuscation. It is an open search for the truth of how we are doing. It means that we have effective systems and workflows for viewing and sharing information with clients and ABS staff so that we can act quickly and effectively.
ABS is ISO 9001:2015 certified for all production activities. We will provide a copy of our certification upon request.
ABS adheres to NCI and ISBER biobanking best practices.
ABS has a very low staff turnover rate. Consequently, we have a consistently high level of experience serving our clients. Although our focus is pre-clinical research, our staff is GMP- and GLP-trained and have earned Six Sigma certification.
ABS has a near-perfect success rate of shipments arriving intact at the proper temperature.
ABS is looking for unique individuals seeking a challenging and fulfilling career. This is a sales position where you will take a lead role in developing our clinical sample storage business. We work with our clients in pharma and biotech companies to understand their needs and make their research faster, easier, and more reliable. You must be inquisitive and have a good general knowledge of clinical drug discovery research as well as strong desire to help our clients succeed.
Compensation and benefits are highly competitive.
ABS is a successful and growing bioscience company founded in 1990. We are looking for exceptional individuals who have strong sales skills and a good background in biological sciences for business development positions in the US and Europe. Our products and services are highly customized to meet client needs. This is not a catalogue type sales position, which is why both excellent sales skills and scientific knowledge are important.
Ideally, the right candidate will have a proven track record of accomplishments in life science sales. However, we are willing to train exceptional candidates with a strong desire to learn. There are different entry level points based on candidate qualifications.
Extensive travel and frequent interactions with clients are required. Staff may work remotely or from our Delaware headquarters. Most ABS clients are clustered in New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, Boston/Cambridge area, San Francisco Bay area, or Southern California. Preference is given to candidates living in one of these regions because easy access to clients is important.
We offer a competitive base salary with significant commission upside for new business. Benefits include full medical, vision, dental, short- and long-term disability insurances along with a 401K plan with matching contributions. Please apply if you are a person who is goal driven and meet the qualifications listed here.
Responsibilities and Required Duties
Sales Skills and Experience (Preferred, not Required)
A BS/BA or higher degree in biological sciences is required.
Mathematical and Analytical Skills
Duties and Responsibilities
Additional Duties and Responsibilities
Work will require regular interaction with all ABS employees. Employee will also be required to work within the laboratory to observe procedures.
Work is done both at the computer for long periods of time as well as on your feet for long periods of time, depending on the activity being performed.
Summary: This position is to support the Procurement Department at ABS by implementing supply chain and business partnering strategies that will support the research and development activities of ABS’ clients and partners. This role will work with the Director of Biospecimen Network Operations to manage the sourcing and contracting process for the acquisition of biospecimens.
Required Duties: (This list is not comprehensive, but it used to provide general guidance. Other duties may be required.)
Summary: The Part-time Laboratory Assistant/ Intern will work on specific Lab projects as designated and directed, and they are an assistant to the lab staff. Good organizational skills are essential because this position requires handling multiple projects at the same. All relevant information must be accurately recorded when working with the database, FreezerPro.
Required Duties: (This list is not comprehensive, but it should be used to provide general guidance. Other duties may be required.)
Education: A high school diploma is required. Pursuing or having a BA/BS degree in the biological field is highly recommended.
Language Skills: The lab Intern must be fluent in English and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. All written communications should be grammatically correct without spelling errors.
Mathematics skills: A basic understanding of arithmetic and elementary algebra, such as calculation of percentages and the creation and interpretation of simple graphs, is required.
Computer Skills: The lab Intern must be able to search the Internet independently to find necessary information. Basic proficiency in MS Outlook, MS Word, and MS Excel is also required.
Primary duties and responsibilities of the Biorepository Technologist I (In-Sourced) included but are not limited to:
-Receive biospecimens including frozen, fixed, or fresh solid and liquid samples
-Coordinate with shipping and receiving department to ensure all shipments are appropriately tracked
-Coordinate with internal clinical study team to ensure sample and data accuracy
-Communicates by written and verbal methods with related departments to assure samples arrive in the appropriate lab
-Record sample quality concerns and provide feedback to collection site or central lab
-Document sample information in laboratory database from source documents
-Accession samples and appropriate data in the laboratories electronic data management system
-Pull samples from inventory when requested by scientists for internal projects
-Report and reconcile study data for management teams across departments
-Provide Data management with scheduled monthly inventory reports and inventory reports upon Data managers request in a timely manner.
-Upload monthly inventory reports to LIMS Labmatrix.
-Organize and audit existing inventory QC and QC of sample location and data integrity
-Ensure compliance with best practice guidelines, laboratory and EHS protocols, company standards and policies, standard operating procedures (SOP), and industry regulations.
-Other duties as assigned
Additional duties and responsibilities of the Biorepository Technologist I (In-Sourced) included but are not limited to:
· Attend and participate in ABS Inc. meetings and events, as directed
· Provide support with ABS Inc. onsite operations, as directed
· Respond to ABS Inc. email correspondence and requests, as directed
· Other duties as assigned
Founded in 1990, ABS is an established bioscience company (www.absbio.com) with headquarters in Wilmington, DE. ABS provides preclinical cell culture and biomarker services for nearly all major pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
We are looking for individuals to work in our biorepository and for clients with insourcing arrangements primarily for sample management.
-A minimum of an Associate’s Degree in a medical or biological science is required
-Bachelor’s Degree preferred
-Experience working in a production lab (i.e. as medical technologist or at a blood bank) preferred
-A combination of education and work-related experience may be considered
-Experience with BSI database systems preferred but not required
-Experience with biobanking and biological material handling is preferred but not required
Candidates should possess the following skills:
-Strong communication skills
-Strong organization skills
-Attention to detail
-Strong computer skills
-Ability to work independently with limited supervision to accomplish daily tasks
-Ability to work and collaborate with team members and work in a team environment
-Strong customer service skills