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Sample Management Technician II - United States  

Charles River (company)

Posted on : 03 June 2017

Project Description



Compile required documentation and package biological samples for shipping.  Responsible for managing biological samples and study data 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.
Verify that the label matches the LIMS study design.  Alert Scientist or Study Coordinator of discrepancies that need to be resolved.
Work with Study Coordinators and scientific staff to ensure the accurate provision of samples for analysis.
Alert Study Coordinators and scientific staff of any discrepancies during the receipt of samples for resolution. 
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.
Assist in preparing responses to both internal and external quality assurance audits.
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.
  • Experience:  2-4 year’s 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 while meeting timelines.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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