Specimen Management Associate

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Covance Clinical Laboratory Services (CCLS) Laboratory Pre-Analytical Services team in China is expanding! We are hiring for Specimen Management Associate to join the team. If you are already working in the clinical research industry with Specimen Management experience, and you enjoy the challenge and achievements in your work, this will be the role for you! Covance is committed to providing a Specimen management career with purpose in a culture that values achievement.


Laboratory Pre-Analytical Services

  • Ensure proper temperature of specimens are maintained
  • Ensure timely processing of kits and requisitions
  • Ensure all testing requested is ordered
  • Ensure timely delivery of specimens to the Laboratory
  • Ensure timely communication with departments/clients concerning processing problems
  • Ensure sufficient documentation of all processes


Specimen Management 

  • Ensure that specimens are picked up from Laboratory Pre-Analytical Services, sorted and pre-scanned into the appropriate temperature bins in a timely fashion.
  • Responsible for registration and processing of specimens into correct storage temperature
  • Generation and application of specialized labels to include mini labels and computer generated bar codes.
  • Process, register, package and ship samples requiring special handling
  • Research and resolution of problem samples and correct routing of these    specimens maintaining documentation during the process.
  • Accountable for accurately identifying specimens that need to be discarded and completing the discard process
  • Perform domestic and/or in-house shipping procedures.
  • Maintain inventory records for items used in daily workflow.
  • Consolidate and move drawers as specified to effectively utilize freezer space.
  • Freezer maintenanceGeneral responsibilities


About Covance:

Covance is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive drug development services companies, with more than 11,000 employees in 60 countries. We began operations Asia Pacific in 1988 and today have more than 1000 employees in 14 countries across the region. Through our discovery, nonclinical, clinical and commercialization services, Covance has helped pharmaceutical and biotech companies develop one-third of all prescription medicines in the market today.


Why Covance?

At Covance, you will join like-minded professionals who, together, build our reputation as one of the world's largest and most respected contract research organizations. In choosing Covance, you will be part of a dedicated team that makes a difference in helping to deliver life-saving and life-enhancing medicines to people around the world. We welcome your application and believe this decision may be the most rewarding career move you will ever make!


Good level of general education (e.g. Diploma or Bachelor of Science degree) in Life science or related studies is preferred but not essential


Previous healthcare, medical or laboratory experience is preferred but not essential


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