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Sample Handling Asst I

Covance 9/26/2018 6:08:27 AM
JOB ID: 24193 Category: Scientific Entry Level
Indianapolis, Indiana



Job Overview

The Sample Handling Assistant is accountable for the receipt and the processing of irreplaceable clinical trial specimens. The Assistant will perform a variety of tasks depending on the specific Sample Handling Assistant level held.

Specific department duties as set forth in the task list and department Training Checklists including but not limited to:

* Receive shipments for the LPS departments from the different couriers and perform all related tasks.
* Resolve misrouted shipments (not intended for LPS or Covance) and perform all related tasks.
* Open and clean inbound LPS shipments.
* Ensure QC of the discarded material to prevent any failures and report to management as needed.
* Maintain temperature of specimen in received condition.
* Scan shipments into the database.
* Electronically archive requisitions using the document management system.
* Timely perform the 1st data entry of all patient demographics and Administrative entries (1st Accessioning).
* Prepare the original requisitions for hard copy archiving.
* Check and result the different administrative data via RES if applicable.
* Perform tasks in the Aliquotting area. Maintaining and cleaning of instrument if applicable, as well as manual aliquots and related tasks.
* Sort testing specimens as per local "rules" (manual / automatic sorter, if applicable).
* Sort specimens for storage and acknowledge them in the system with the pre-scan function.
* Perform Kit Receipt process under supervision of trainer with the expectations to perform Kit Receipt process independently after completion of training.


* Ensure kits are timely processed and samples timely delivered to the concerned departments.

* Generate an appropriate audit trail of all activities

* Perform On-call and after hours duties as needed.

* Ensure concerned SOPs are timely read.

* Adhere to all company policies and procedures and perform all departmental and interdepartmental SOP's as written.

* Adhere to all safety guidelines, SOPs. Identify potential biohazard problems and follow corrective action. Encourage others to follow biohazard precaution.

* Ensure daily suitable cleaning of the work places of the department

* Perform all required training.

* Maintain the training file correct and up-to-date.

* Ensure work area and department is kept in good order.

* Ensure proper documentation is made for future reference.

* Work well within team environment.

* Minimize biohazard waste.

* Mentor new employee to ensure her/his integration within the team

* Generate new ideas for departmental process improvement.


Minimum High School Diploma


* Minimum 1 year applicable work Experience
* Able to work in a team as well as independently
* Dynamic attitude and ability to work under pressure
* Ability to take up challenges
* Strong detail orientation
* Strong communication and organizational skills
* Computer literate

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Indianapolis, IN - Indiana


Covance Recruiting Process

Below is a general Overview of Our Recruiting Process

If you’d like to work for us, please submit your resume/CV online. If your ability to use or access our electronic application is limited due to a disability, please visit or call 1-800-978-4473 for help.

We consider applications from everyone who is interested in a position with us and who meets the required criteria and qualifications.

If your application is selected, someone from our recruiting team will contact you to arrange an initial screen. We may carry this out over the phone or at a face-to-face meeting. You must complete the screen to be considered for the position.

Based on the results of the initial screen, we may invite you to an interview. One of our recruiting team members will contact you to arrange this. The process may involve several interviews, initially over the phone, and then face-to-face with different members of the hiring team.

Our interviews follow a behavioral-based format. This means we’ll ask you to give us information that’s specific to your professional and educational experiences.

Hiring team members will share and discuss their input and then make their decision.

If you’re the person who best meets the requirements of the position, a member of the hiring team will get in touch to make you an offer of employment. Covance is an eVerify employer (United States only).