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Sample Management Technician I - United States  

Company managed [?] Still accepting applications

Posted on : 16 April 2017

Project Description

Responsibilities

BASIC SUMMARY:

Compile required documentation and package biological samples for shipping.  Responsible for managing the inventory of biological samples, study data and equipment within the Sample Management group.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  
Package biological samples and ensure accurate completion of all required documentation for the shipment (i.e.: verify shipping lists against samples).
Prepare shipping documentation and assist in preparation of CITES permits as needed. Fax shipping documentation to sponsors as needed.
Prepare domestic and international packages according to applicable guidelines.
Deliver packages to a carrier/shipper as needed.
Notify Study Directors, Study Supervisors, and sponsors of FedEx tracking numbers and verify that packages have arrived at their destinations.
Handle all details required for shipment of samples (receiving, storage, inventory and verification) using Study protocol or Sponsor guidance documents. 
Log samples in and out of storage via LIMS system or other determined process (i.e.: manual data collection).  
Manage check in/out process of samples required for analysis and return samples to the appropriate storage condition when analysis is complete.
May prepare sample inventories and sample verification for maintained, archived, and sample requests/receipts.
Perform data-entry to maintain the database for biological samples inventory. 
Maintain freezer/refrigerator recording charts and all associated documentation.
File study data and generate box labels.
Perform all tasks in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice Regulations (GLPs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 
Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications

Education:  High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) required.
Experience:  1 year related experience in a life science laboratory.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Certification/Licensure:  None.
Other:  Must be detail oriented and have general familiarity with lab procedures.  Good verbal and written communication skills required.  Basic computer skills; familiarity with Microsoft Office and Excel software. Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet timelines. 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Regularly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
Regularly provides information to and receives information from/through various technologies, media, sources and contacts. Must be able to accurately exchange accurate information in these situations.
Must occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
Employees must be able to lift, move and/or hold up to 40 pounds; this includes work materials, equipment and supplies.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Works in a research environment, which requires use of sharp objects, working around mechanical parts, working with or near known or unknown toxic or caustic chemicals and/or biological hazards, exposure to fumes and airborne particles, working at noise levels ranging from moderate to loud.
The employee is exposed to biological samples from live animals with risk of exposure to allergens, zoonotic disease, and biohazards.  

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet