Repository Technician

Job Locations US-MD-Frederick
Role Type
ATCC Federal Solutions - NCI Repository Contract
Job ID
Scientific Background
Bioprocessing, Bioproduction


Ready to shape the future of science and global health? ATCC, a pioneer in biomaterials manufacturing, is seeking a Repository Technician for an onsite role based in Frederick, MD. This position requires on-call/after-hours response duties.


The Repository Technician supports warehouse tasks involving inventory management, storage, retrieval, and shipping of biological materials for commercial and government clients. This role will expose you to the biorepository industry standards. Shipping, inventory, and warehouse experience would make you a great candidate for this job! 


  • Laboratory and Material Handling: Monitor and maintain temperature-controlled storage systems, ensure inventory organization, and wear proper PPE (personal protective equipment) while obtaining biomaterials from repository freezers. 
  • Operations Coordination: Receive incoming materials and paperwork (e.g., manifest) and prepare samples and paperwork (e.g., waybill) for delivery in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements including domestic and international requirements for transport of hazardous and/or biological materials. Coordinate with shipping service providers, track shipments to final delivery and confirm with sender/destination.
  • Organization and Documentation: Maintain repository files, such as shipping records and transaction records. Keep track of specimen movement history and resolve inventory inaccuracies. Follow proper safety protocols, materials and equipment are maintained, and inventory is properly stored to ensure viability when transferring and transporting materials.


Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma and 2-5 years' experience or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with data entry, shipping/receiving, and/or sample management.
  • Previous laboratory experience is highly desirable.
  • Experience working with a company wide enterprise based system (ERP/MRP) is highly desirable.   
  • Staff hired for the NCI Central Repository Program must be eligible to able to obtain an NIH Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Card by submitting a Declaration of Federal Employment form within 60 days of employment. See links below for eligibility which includes obtaining a Public Trust Clearance and a background investigation.

1443 - Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) Implementation Policy (


Declaration for Federal Employment, Optional Form 306 (

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working competence with PCs including MS/Windows, MS/Excel, MS/Word and an ability to learn other MS/Windows based applications.
  • APICS Certification a plus.
  • Knowledge of methods to handle, process, and store biological specimens using a computerized storage and retrieval system.
  • Knowledge of Universal Precautions, general laboratory and quality control/assurance procedures.
  • Must be able to communicate well in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to complete work under tight deadlines and have strong organizational skills
  • Working with temperature sensitive materials.


We Invest in You 


  • Health & Wellness: 
    • Comprehensive medical coverage and company paid Life Insurance, Disability Insurance & AD&D
    • Work life balance with Paid Holidays and PTO
    • Fitness and cell phone subsidies, and additional benefits such as Aflac, legal services, and pet insurance
    • Employee Assistance Program offering around-the-clock counseling
  • Financial security: 
    • 401(a) (6% employer contribution) and 403(b) (2% match) retirement plans
    • Exceptional career advancement opportunities, recognition, and rewards
    • Corporate bonus program
  • Mission Focused:
    • Non-profit organization supporting critical life science research
    • We give scientists the tools they need to make discoveries that improve and save lives
    • Contribute to community involvement and social responsibility


Join ATCC, where we fuel your success, well-being, and development.  We're a mission focused non-profit Equal Opportunity Employer, championing diversity and inclusivity. When you work at ATCC, you become a part of that mission, one we’ve committed to for almost 100 years. Shape the future of science with us. 


ATCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. 


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