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Sample Management Technician I - United States  

Charles River (company)


Posted on : 08 May 2017

Project Description

  • 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.

  • 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.

Education:  High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) required.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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
Our lab is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet