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Covance Lab Asst III in Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Overview:

Covance is hiring a Lab Assistant (10:00am - 6:30pm) to join their Genomics team in Indianapolis, IN.

The Lab Assistant I will perform duties of Lab Assistant I in addition to the following additional duties:

Essential Functions

  • Performs some maintenance of small equipment according to manufacturer and SOP requirements and documented according to SOP.

  • Provides support to testing personnel in preparation for sample analysis

  • Retrieve and check specimens against pending list. Document and resolve any specimen discrepancies.

  • Notify laboratory management when specimen discrepancies are not resolved.

  • Work to achieve partnership with internal customers by:

  • Pulling data in a timely manner for leadership team.

  • Research and respond in a timely manner to internal customer inquiries regarding status of test results, retrieval of samples for testing/storage, and other needs.

  • May assist in review of new or revised SOPs circulated for peer review.

  • May perform inventory (counts, documents) of lab and office supplies, and orders additional supplies as approved by management.

  • Assists in training new employees and follows-up to ensure training is understood.

  • Assist with timely implementation of new equipment and instruments.

  • Introduces and helps develop improvement ideas for the group, with senior personnel or management.

  • Takes action for the department when additional responsibilities and opportunities are presented.

  • Other duties as assigned.



U.S.: Associates Degree; experience may be substituted for education.


Minimum Required:

♦ No prior experience required; prefer lab experience.

♦ Excellent customer service skills including attention to detail, accuracy, confidentiality, and effective communication skills.

♦ Ability to identify and communicate customer service needs.

♦ Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines effectively.

♦ Effective communication skills.

♦ Excellent documentation skills.

♦ Experience with office software applications (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.)

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.