Sample Coordinator-BioA

  • Covance
  • Greenfield, IN 46140, USA
  • Jan 14, 2019
Full time Biotech Science

Job Description

Job Overview

This position independently performs sample accession responsibilities in compliance with appropriate SOPs and regulatory guidelines, in support of BioCMC operations.

  • Sample accession core tasks, including box opening, inventory/labeling, receipt/store, and pulls/returns.
  • Aliquots and sub-divides samples in preparation for testing.
  • Uses sample tracking systems (Nautilus) as appropriate to maintain sample and study integrity.
  • Has ownership for the entry and accuracy of sample tracking systems.
  • Accurate protocol interpretation.
  • Review of sample inventory against samples received to determine accuracy.
  • Review of client paperwork against data entries to ensure accuracy.
  • Documents, communicates, and assists with resolution of discrepancies.
  • Independently resolves issues through contacting internal or external customers for clarification as appropriate.
  • Regularly communicates confirmation of sample receipt to external customers.
  • Submits audit responses to QAU inspections as needed.
  • Possesses Microsoft Excel skills needed to perform high level team tasks.
  • Assists team members with or serves as a backup for high level team tasks including metrics tracking, shipping, or sample disposition.
  • Serves as a team resource working with less experienced staff.
  • Participates in the maintenance of equipment and equipment records used within the team.
  • Certified as an authorized environmental system monitor and after hours responder.
  • Acts as a team representative within the department on various teams or committees.
  • Plan, prioritize, and manage team and individual workloads and multiple responsibilities.
  • Contributes to a cohesive team environment.
  • Introduces, develops, and supports process improvement initiatives.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • The post holder should ideally have a relevant scientific qualification and/or an appropriate amount of experience.

  • 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).