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Covance Lab Asst III in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Covance Lab Assistant III(2nd shift)

Play a pivotal role in the drug development process and grow your career

Are you interested in making a real scientific impact through your everyday work? Would you enjoy working in a team-focused environment as you explore unique career opportunities?

If you are looking for a company where you can gain exposure to a wide variety of science and explore a multitude of career paths across the drug development spectrum, consider working at Covance as a Lab Assistant.

Covance is hiring a Lab Assistant to join our Genomics team in Indianapolis, IN.

You will be expected to:

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

  • 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 duties as assigned.  

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds/23 kilograms.

  • Clean up and process contaminated kits.



U.S.: Associates Degree; experience may be substituted for education.


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.