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Pre-Analytical Services Coordinator

Durham, NCRandstad LifeSciences

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Pre-Analytical Services Coordinator


Job Summary

Process study samples for storage, onward shipping or Laboratory Testing according to study requirements. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Route any samples intended for same day analysis to the lab in a timely manner. 
  • Execute quality control check and identification of incoming specimens. 
  • Remand samples with descrepancies into designated storage locations. 
  • Work directly with the client or study manager to resolve sample discrepancies. 
  • Prepare and package specimens requiring onward shipping to outside recipients for testing. 
  • Ensure that scheduled shipments are made as per sponsor requirements. 
  • Discard any samples when required. 
  • Review, action and close any ad-hoc requests assigned. 
  • Provide support to line management in any tasks applicable to the daily running of the department. 
  • Sort incoming specimens for testing, storage or onward shipping. 
  • Ensure that all shipments incoming and outgoing meet shipping regulatory requirements. 
  • Ensure specimen integrity by maintaining specimens at the proper temperature conditions and taking proactive steps to prevent temperature variance. 
  • Assist with routine freezer maintenance. 
  • Manage the specimen management requirements of higher complexity studies. 
  • All responsibilities are essential job functions unless noted as nonessential (N). 

Education & Qualifications 

  • Bachelors degree in science related field; 1 year direct post graduation experience with accessioning and sample qualifying 
  • Good working knowledge of relevant procedures 
  • Ability to liaise with internal departments 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients 
  • Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech 
  • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers 
  • Regular sitting for extended periods of time


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401K Plan with Company Match
  • Life and AD&D Insurance


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