Covance Lab Assistant - Flow Cytometry in Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Overview

Lab Assistant, Flow Cytometry

Covance is hiring a Lab Assistant - 1st Shift to join their team in Indianapolis, IN.

The Lab Assistant provides support to the laboratory testing area by performing clerical and technical support functions in compliance with appropriate SOPs and regulatory guidelines. Work is performed in a team-oriented, dynamic environment, which is characterized by flexibility, responsiveness and a strong commitment to meeting customer expectations

Essential Functions

♦ Successfully performs the specific department duties as set forth in the task list and/or department training checklist.

♦Adheres to established Safety SOPs and Universal Precaution guidelines at all times. Maintains a clean, organized and safe work environment. Minimizes biohazard waste. Cleans workstation and materials daily.

♦Demonstrates proficiency in applicable computer systems and software.

♦Properly handles specimens and resolves specimen issues independently in preparation for analysis and specimen storage. Contacts internal clients for clarification as needed.

♦Regulatory Compliance

o Performs all procedures in accordance with the written department SOPs.

o Generates an appropriate audit trail for all activities. o Individual is responsible for maintaining his/her complete up-to-date training file, and is accountable for correcting any deficiencies found in his/her training file.

o Individual is responsible for ensuring he/she is trained and training is documented prior to performing a task. o The individual successfully completes, as scheduled, competency assessment, and ensures competency testing documentation is provided to management for review/retention.

Provides support to testing personnel in preparation for sample analysis

o Receive, open, and place in service all reagents according to SOPs.

o Prepare and properly label reagents and document according to SOPs.

o Prepares and properly labels quality control material accurately.

♦May assist in training new employees and follows-up to ensure training is understood.

♦May perform maintenance on instruments and equipment according to manufacturer and SOP requirements, and documents according to SOP. Notifies laboratory management when an instrument or equipment does not meet specifications.

♦ May perform pipette calibrations and document according to SOP.

♦Attends, as scheduled, department, mandatory, and other meetings and training as required by training matrices

♦Introduces and develops improvement ideas for the group with the assistance of others.

♦Provide laboratory management with a report of activities upon request.

♦Other duties as assigned.

What we’re looking for...

♦Associates Degree; experience may be substituted for education.

♦Lab experience preferred

♦Excellent customer service skills including attention to detail, accuracy, confidentiality, and effective communication skills.

♦Ability to identify and communicate customer service needs.

♦Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines effectively.

♦Effective communication skills.

♦Excellent documentation skills.

♦Experience with office software applications (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.)

Thrive personally and professionally at Covance

Benefit from our experience generating more clinical trial data than any other central laboratory in the world. You’ll gain exposure to our cutting-edge automated testing systems and advanced technologies while conducting tests that help advance life-changing medicines.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package. This includes 21 days of personal time off, 7 paid holidays, medical and dental insurance as well as tuition reimbursement, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, along with short and long-term disability and life insurance.

Get to know Covance

Covance, the drug development business of LabCorp, is the world’s most comprehensive drug development services company. Because of our broad experience, from early research to commercialization, our more than 20,000 employees from across the globe are in a unique position to supply insights that go above and beyond testing. Our team’s impact on healthcare is remarkable. Through their everyday work they’ve supported 100% of the top 50 drugs on the market and all the oncology drugs approved in 2016. And, because we span the drug development spectrum, you’ll directly impact a wide-range of initiatives as you explore unique career paths and discover your extraordinary potential.

Ready to join us? Let’s get started.

Education/Qualifications

Associates Degree; experience may be substituted for education.

Experience

♦Lab experience preferred

♦Excellent customer service skills including attention to detail, accuracy, confidentiality, and effective communication skills.

♦Ability to identify and communicate customer service needs.

♦Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines effectively.

♦Effective communication skills.

♦Excellent documentation skills.

♦Experience with office software applications (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.)

Job Number 2018-25705

Job Category Scientific Entry Level

Position Type Full-Time

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.