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Covance Lab Asst III in Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Overview:

Covance is currently looking to hire a Microbiology Lab Assistant (1st shift) for our Microbiology Lab.

Your duties will include:

♦ Successfully performs the specific department duties as set forth in the task list and/or department training checklist.

♦ Adheres to established Safety SOPs and Universal Precaution guidelines at all times. Maintains a clean, organized and safe work environment. Minimizes biohazard waste. Cleans workstation and materials daily.

♦ Demonstrates proficiency in applicable computer systems and software.

♦ Properly handles specimens and resolves specimen issues independently in preparation for analysis and specimen storage. Contacts internal clients for clarification as needed.

♦ Regulatory Compliance

Performs all procedures in accordance with the written department SOPs.

Generates an appropriate audit trail for all activities. o Individual is responsible for maintaining his/her complete up-to-date training file, and is accountable for correcting any deficiencies found in his/her training file.

Individual is responsible for ensuring he/she is trained and training is documented prior to performing a task. o The individual successfully completes, as scheduled, competency assessment, and ensures competency testing documentation is provided to management for review/retention.

♦ Provides support to testing personnel in preparation for sample analysis o Receive, open, and place in service all reagents according to SOPs.

Prepare and properly label reagents and document according to SOPs.

Prepares and properly labels quality control material accurately.


♦ Perform clerical functions as needed including timely filing of department records, printing of worksheets and other records, and preparing data for archival.

♦ May assist in training new employees and follows-up to ensure training is understood.

♦ May perform maintenance on instruments and equipment according to manufacturer and SOP requirements, and documents according to SOP. Notifies laboratory management when an instrument or equipment does not meet specifications. ♦ May perform pipette calibrations and document according to SOP.

♦ Attends, as scheduled, department, mandatory, and other meetings and training as required by training matrices

♦ Introduces and develops improvement ideas for the group with the assistance of others.

♦ Provide laboratory management with a report of activities upon request. ♦ Other duties as assigned.

Non-Essential Functions

♦ Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds/23 kilograms. ♦ Clean up and process contaminated kits.


EDUCATIONRequired: U.S.: Associates Degree; experience may be substituted for education.Preferred: U.S.: Bachelor’s Degree in a related science field



Minimum Required:

♦ No prior experience required; prefer lab experience.

♦ Excellent customer service skills including attention to detail, accuracy, confidentiality, and effective communication skills.

♦ Ability to identify and communicate customer service needs.

♦ Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines effectively.

♦ Effective communication skills.

♦ Excellent documentation skills.

♦ Experience with office software applications (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.)

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.