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Covance Sample Handling Asst I in Madison, Wisconsin

Job Overview:

Job Summary:

Performs a variety of Sample Management and/or Archives responsibilities in compliance with appropriate SOP’s and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Good Clinical Practice (GCP) or Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) regulations (as appropriate) in support of various Business Unit Operations. Ensures that services to both internal and external customers are provided in a timely manner or as agreed in Service Level Agreements.

  • Performs any combination of sample management and/or archive tasks, including labeling, receipt, transferring, tracking, inventory, archival, shipping, and disposal of samples and/or materials.

  • Sample accession core tasks, including box opening, inventory/labeling, receipt/store, and pulls/returns.

  • Uses tracking systems as appropriate to maintain sample and study integrity.

  • Accurate protocol and relevant documentation interpretation (i.e., Sample Analysis Outline, client paperwork).

  • Document and communicate discrepancies to appropriate personnel, and assists with problem solving.

  • Maintain client and business confidentiality.

  • Contributes to a cohesive team environment.

  • Communicates effectively with internal and external customers.

  • Supports process improvement initiatives.

  • Ensures adherence to company Global/Regional/Local SOP’s as appropriate.

  • Complies with relevant Environmental, Health, and Safety at work regulations and Company Policies.

  • Competent with environmental system monitor as appropriate.

  • Maintains storage units

  • Ensures company procedures are followed in relation to security and access to relevant areas and data or sample integrity

  • May assist with training and developemnt relevant to grade

  • Performs other duties as required from time to time.


  • Relevant national level of education in comparison to High School Diploma or equivalent, CSE A level or equivalent


  • 1-2 years of applicable work experience preferred

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

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.