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Sample Coordinator II

Covance 4/18/2019 5:41:06 PM
JOB ID: 29158 Category: Scientific Entry Level
Harrogate, United Kingdom



Job Overview

Who we are and what we do:

Covance is a global, world-leading Life Sciences Contract Research Organisation that provides dedicated and fully comprehensive laboratory testing and drug development services to the pharmaceutical industry.

At Covance, we offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career. We put our trust in science and in one another. This is your chance to become part of a team that helps to bring the miracles of medicine to market sooner, as Covance has helped pharmaceutical and biotech companies develop one-third of all prescriptions medicines in the market today.

The Role:

Our largest UK site in Harrogate is currently recruiting for several sample coordinators to join the Biopharmaceutical Chemistry Manufacturing Controls (CMC) division. The CMC division provides end-to-end analytical solutions and testing services to ensure quality control of our clients manufactured drug products. Once this testing is complete, it brings our clients one-step closer to successfully launching that drug product on the market; helping bring medicine to patients.

The Sample Coordinator will be responsible for managing all samples that the BiopharmCMC division receives for analysis.

In this position, you will:

* Sample accession core tasks, including delivery receipt, inventory, labelling, storage, disposal, shipping and client communication.
* Aliquots and sub divides samples in preparation for testing.
* Use of Departmental systems (LIMS, trackers etc.) as appropriate to maintain sample integrity.
* Ownership of entry and accuracy of data into Departmental systems.
* Accurate interpretation of project specific documentation.
* Reviews shipping inventory documents against materials received to ensure accuracy and communicate discrepancies to appropriate personnel.
* Planning and prioritisation of team and individual workload.
* Contributes to a cohesive team environment.
* Communicates effectively with internal and external customers.
* Introduces and develops process improvement initiatives.
* Reports and escalates any maintenance or equipment issues relating to their workplace.
* Participates in the maintenance of equipment and equipment records used within the team.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
* Trains new employees, working with and directing less Experience d staff, and prioritising workloads and / or special projects on a daily basis.
* Ensures that their individual training records are up to date and accurately reflect their capabilities.
* Maintains files of all relevant documentation for inspection by QA and other regulatory agencies.
* Supports the issue of SOP's detailing specific procedures relevant to sample and materials management within CMC.

What Covance can offer you:

* Competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.
* Unrivalled opportunities to develop a successful career in the scientific industry.
* Varied and fast-paced role.
* Opportunity to become part of a pivotal support function that ensures the smooth running of our lab operations.

Education / Qualifications

The post holder should ideally have a relevant scientific qualification and / or an appropriate amount of Experience .


* Experience in the job discipline.
* Experience and application of sample accession receipt, transfer and shipping processes.
* Working knowledge of a functioning LIMS.
* Experience and application of aseptic technique.
* Knowledge and understanding of regulations (GMP / GLP / GCP).
* Basic computing skills, including word processing and use of spreadsheets (e.g. Word, Excel).

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Harrogate, UK - United Kingdom


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).