Sample Handling Associate

Job Location(s) SG-Singapore
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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 registration process and the ability to completed 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 sample storage units in the department, to ensure regulatory compliance and monitor follow-up for corrective actions.
Accountable for completing documentation in the process
Understand the pull list and retrieve the specimens from the storage units
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 barcodes
Perform any QC needed during the process of pulling and packaging
Must be able to QC shipments shipped through SMART
QC packages and shipping documents
Stock supplies from warehouse
Ship packages through SMART
Ship pass-through and Transfer Test packages to other Covance locations
Generate and download Electronic Packing Lists (EPLs) from MSART
Generate emails and insert EPLs
Be able to accurately and efficiently Pre-scan, Register, Process, Pull and Pack specimens using SMART
Completion of beginning and end of day duties, as assigned
Adhere to all company policies and procedures and perform all departmental and interdepartmental SOP’s as written
Generate an appropriate audit trail of all activities and maintains own training file and required documentation
Other duties as assigned


Diploma or Bachelor’s degree / Advanced degree in applicable discipline


Minimum 1 year of applicable working experiences
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


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