Sample Handling Asst I

Job Location(s) SG-Singapore
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Scientific Entry Level
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Job Overview

Essential Job Duties:
Specific department duties as set forth in the task list and department Training Checklists including but not limited to: 
- 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


Minimum Required:
Singapore site:
Diploma or Bachelor’s degree / Advanced degree in applicable discipline


Minimum Required:
- 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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