Covance

Sample Coordinator

UK-Harrogate
Job Number
2017-15437
Job Category
Scientific Entry Level
Position Type
Full-Time

Job Overview

This role is within the Materials Management function which sits within Global Laboratory Systems (GLS), BioPharmaceutical CMC Solutions (CMC).

  • To ensure all materials (reagents / consumables)  are entered, located and tracked by established deadlines and in compliance with SOPs and regulatory agency guidelines; assuring chain of custody for all materials throughout their lifecycle.
  • Perform a variety of  material accession responsibilities in compliance with appropriate SOPs, GMP / GLP / GCP requirements and regulatory guidelines, in support of operational requirements.
  • This is a laboratory based role with direct responsibility for ensuring that effective and efficient material coordination and associated processes are followed for incoming and outgoing materials.
  • Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for maintenance and operation of Materials Management areas on a daily basis.
  • Receipt of materials from Covance logistics.
  • Reviews shipping inventory documents against materials received to ensure accuracy and communicate discrepancies to appropriate personnel.
  • Accepts materials into Materials Management receipt systems.
  • Communicates confirmation of receipt to clients, if requested.
  • Handles internal customer inquiries and requests relating to materials management.
  • Aliquots and sub-divides materials in preparation for testing, according to project requirements.
  • Solves problems independently, contacting internal or external clients for clarification as needed.
  • Distributes required information and documentation to appropriate end users.
  • Collation and delivery of materials for analysis within agreed timelines.
  • Disposal or return of materials to clients following project completion.
  • Ensures that their individual training records are up to date and accurately reflect their capabilities.
  • Maintains files of all relevant documentation for inspection by QA and other regulatory agencies.
  • Supports the issue of SOP's detailing specific procedures relevant to sample and materials management within BioCMC.
  • Knowledge and practice, including personal protective equipment, COSHH ratings, GMO assessments.

 

Education / Qualifications

The post holder should ideally have relevant scientific qualifications and / or an appropriate amount of laboratory experience.

 

Experience

 

  • Working knowledge of materials receipt, transfer and shipping processes.
  • Understanding and appreciation of aseptic technique.
  • Computing skills, including word processing and use of spreadsheets (e.g. Word, Excel).
  • An understanding of Health and Safety policies, Company Policies and Procedures and GMP / GLP / GCP.
  • The post holder should be able to communicate effectively at all levels with other Covance employees, as well as suppliers, etc.

 

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