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Covance Sample Handling Asst I- First Shift in Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Overview:

The Sample Handling Assistant is accountable for the handling/storing and processing of irreplaceable clinical trial specimens. The Assistant supports the various teams of the Specimen Management and is a liaison between Specimen Management and the other laboratory. Sign-on Bonus of $1000.

Shift: M-F, 5am-1:30pm (or completion of work).

  • Ensure that specimens are picked up from the appropriate department, sorted, pre-scanned and registered into the appropriate temperature bins in a timely fashion.

  • Identification of problem samples and corrects routing of these specimens.

  • Close and prepare SDS shipments.

  • Accountable for accurately identifying specimens that need to be discarded and completing the discard process.

  • Creation of new storage drawers for use in the registration process and the ability to complete location moves in the SMART database.

  • Consolidate and move drawers as specified to effectively utilize freezer space.

  • Perform basic freezer maintenance including but not limited to:

  • Acts as a backup to the freezer coordinator.

  • Monitor, respond to and resolve issues with alarming Specimen Management units, and/or appreciate department, to ensure regulatory compliance and monitor follow-up for corrective actions.

  • Accountable for initialing appropriate freezer documentation

  • Understand the pull list and pull the specimens from the freezers.

  • Understand and apply the shipping instructions and pack the specimens as per requirements.

  • Generation and application of specialized labels, to include mini labels and/or computer generated bar codes.

  • Perform any QC needed during the process of pulling and packaging.

  • Must be able to QC shipments shipped thru SMART.

  • QC packages and shipping documents.

  • Stock supplies from warehouse.

  • Ship packages thru SMART.

  • Ship pass-through and Transfer Test packages to other Covance locations.

  • Generate and download EPLs from SMART.


  • 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

  • Ability to use several software packages i.e. Word, Excel, Access

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.