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Covance Sample Handling Asst I in Somerset, New Jersey

Job Overview:

Covance is currently hiring for a Sample Handling Assistant I at our facility in Somerset, New Jersey. The Assistant is accountable for the receipt and the processing of irreplaceable clinical trial specimens.

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

  • Receipt and Unpacking of clinical samples. Perform verification of sample identity with supporting documentation. Inform Project Management and analyst of discrepancies and any sample shipment issues. Ensure sample integrity and quality through all phases of processing and storage.

  • Accession samples using a LIMS system. Generate and label samples and work-list for analysis. Organize aliquots and allocate samples for each testing discipline.

  • Inventory samples via online database or manual record as appropriate.

  • Performs sample processing for all analytical laboratories as required.

  • Prepare all assigned studies for processing. Ensure all data is reviewed and deviations are written in a timely manner. Record all metrics for study related work. Ensure data is delivered to the Report Management Group prior to deadlines.

  • Prepare and package samples for shipment or transfer with all required documentation.

  • Performs and maintains inventory of all general use laboratory supplies.

  • Performs sample disposal as indicated by SOP, Project or Analytical Plan.

  • Performs routine daily maintenance of all general use laboratory equipment.

  • Participate in mandatory rotational coverage for late night, weekend and holiday hours.

  • Fulfils any other duties within competence and experience as required or assigned.


  • At least a high school diploma or equivalent


  • 0-1 year experience working in a laboratory

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.