Covance Medical Technologist I - Genomics - First Shift - Rotate Weekends in Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Overview

Covance is hiring a Medical Technologist I to join their global team in Indianapolis, IN.

The Medical Technologist I is responsible for the following:

  • Perform assigned clinical laboratory testing accurately and in a timely manner

  • Resolve pendings and prepare workstation and instrumentation for the assigned testing.

  • Properly handle specimens and independently resolve technical specimen issues in preparation for analysis and specimen storage.

  • Operate instruments to perform testing in accordance with established written procedures.

  • Performs routine testing and calculations as required.

  • Resolve routine and non-routine assay problems.

  • Ensure the validity of test results through the performance of established quality assurance and quality control procedures.

  • data for review by management.

  • Document quality control results. .

  • Document corrective action for unusual occurrences (e.g. QC violations, instrument related problems).

  • Analyze proficiency testing survey samples as patient specimens.


  • Receive, open and place in service all reagents/materials according to SOPs.

  • Perform inventory control of supplies and reagents as approved by management.

Result Entry (Auto-verification and manual entry).

  • When data is manually entered (e.g. QC, patient data) ensure peer review is performed and documented prior to the release of results.

  • Prepare proper documentation of test results and enter into the information system.

  • Generate an appropriate audit trail for all activities.

  • Document and communicate any result reporting problems or inconsistencies to laboratory management.

  • Complete testing within the expected turnaround time to meet customers’ expectations.

  • Ensures maintenance of instruments and equipment is performed according to manufacturer and SOP requirements, and documented according to SOP.

  • Perform basic instrument and equipment troubleshooting.

  • Perform pipette calibrations.

  • Notify laboratory management when an instrument or equipment does not meet specifications.

  • Comply with regulatory guidelines and Covance Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) at all times.


  • Individual is responsible for maintaining his/her complete up-to-date training file.

  • The individual successfully completes, as scheduled competency assessment.

  • Competently performs department duties as set forth in the department training checklist(s).

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

  • Attends, as scheduled, department, mandatory, and other meetings and training, as required according to training matrices.

  • Work to achieve partnership with both internal customers and external clients by:

  • Pull data in a timely manner for review by QA and external clients.

  • Contribute to the provision of accurate verbal or written response to internal QA and client audit findings. Coordinate, where needed, with other resources to resolve issue.

  • Researches and prepares a response following investigation for quality purposes. Coordinate, where needed, with other resources to resolve issue.

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

  • Understand department metrics and goals.

  • demonstrate proficiency in applicable computer systems and software.

  • Adheres to established Safety policies and Universal Precaution guidelines at all times. Maintains a clean, organized and safe work environment.

  • Minimizes biohazard waste.

  • Cleans workstation and materials daily.

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

  • Provide laboratory management with a report of activities upon request.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Associate’s Degree in medical laboratory testing.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Lab Science, Chemical, Physical or Biological Science from an accredited college or university and one year training and/or experience in the specialty in which testing is to be performed. Training should be equivalent to that received in a school of Medical Technology.


  • Completion of an Accredited Clinical Laboratory Training Program or 1 year documented laboratory training or experience in the specialty that testing is to be performed (along with 90 semester hours from an accredited institution) that include: 16 hours of biology pertinent to the medical sciences and 16 hours of chemistry with 6 hours of Inorganic Chemistry and 3 hours of math.


One year training and/or experience in the specialty in which testing is to be performed is highly preferred.

Job Number 2018-20107

Job Category Clinical Operations

Position Type Full-Time

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