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Posted: Monday, March 5, 2018 1:08 PM

Data/ Specimen Technician - Los Angeles, CA.

Position: Contract 6 Months (possible extension)

Salary: $15-16/hr

Shift: Full time; 1st shift, Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM

Job Summary

The Data/ Specimen Technician is accountable for the handling/storing and processing of irreplaceable clinical trial specimens. The technician will perform a variety of tasks depending on the specific Specimen Management Center Assistant level held and supports the various teams of the Specimen Management. The technician is a liaison between Specimen Management and the other laboratory.

  • 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 the registration process and the ability to complete 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 alarming Specimen Management units, and/or appreciate department, to ensure regulatory compliance and monitor follow-up for corrective actions.
  • Accountable for initialing appropriate freezer documentation
    • Understand the pull list and pull the specimens from the freezers.
    • 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 bar codes.
    • Perform any QC needed during the process of pulling and packaging.
    • Must be able to QC shipments shipped thru SMART.
    • QC packages and shipping documents.
    • Stock supplies from warehouse.
    • Ship packages thru SMART.
    • Ship pass-through and Transfer Test packages to other Covance locations.
    • Generate and download EPLs from SMART.
    • Generate emails and insert EPLs.
    • Be able to accurately and efficiently Prescan, 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.

    • High School diploma required. AS in a Scientific discipline preferred
    • Minimum 1 year applicable work experience
    • 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

    Apply Today! Questions? Please call Airika at 562-###-####

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