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Sample Coordinator - Lab Technician , Sample Preparation

In labs and health care facilities worldwide- HERE WE ARE 


PPD is a leading global contract research organization.  At PPD we are passionate, deliberate, and driven by our purpose - to improve health.


PPD Laboratories offers the most comprehensive set of laboratory services available in the industry and continues to deliver innovative solutions to our clients through our collaborative approach, including PPD® Laboratories FSP. PPD® Laboratories FSP is a unique partnership that allows our clients to leverage the experience of our PPD staff, while allowing you, the employee, to gain direct experience working onsite at a pharmaceutical/ biopharmaceutical company, all while maintaining full-time benefits/advantages of being a part of PPD.

As a Sample Coordinator, you will join the Analytical Core Laboratory Support Team, performing a variety of sample and standard handling tasks. 

Additional key responsibilities for the role on site at a major biopharmaceutical company:

  • Measure and prepare reference materials for shipment to contract research or manufacturing organizations, clinical sites, and regulatory agencies for testing.
  • With minor supervision creates and assembles paperwork required for shipments, including packing slips, invoices, analysis reports, and safety data sheets.
  • Measure and provide reference standard materials for on-site GMP and R&D labs.
  • Maintain reference material inventory, including organizing and maintaining storage locations, registering incoming materials, and updating requalified materials. Coordinate with equipment maintenance group to clean and repair storage freezers.
  • Assist manager with assessing requests, researching materials, facilitating shipments, and general troubleshooting.  
  • Performs a variety of sample and standard tasks (receipt, check-in, login, labeling, launching, inventory, transport, check-out, etc. May participate in physical return and disposal of materials in support of the laboratory.
  • Communicates status of samples / standards to appropriate laboratory staff.  
  • Guides and advises laboratory staff in sample / standard procedures.  
  • Completes investigation and deviation forms as necessary, and determines appropriate CAPAs.  
  • Reviews and provides feedback on laboratory requests, ensuring compliance with applicable SOPs.  
  • Trains on SOPs, regulatory guidelines, and storage requirements. Responds to environmental unit alarms and participates in on-call responsibilities.  
  • Performs work assignments accurately and in a timely and safe manner.

Summarized Purpose:   
Performs a variety of sample and standard handling tasks in support of the laboratory. Follows established SOPs and responds to requests from laboratory staff with minimal supervision. Assists laboratory staff in following sample handling procedures and enforces these procedures as necessary. Possesses a basic understanding of several portions of the overall sample/standard process.


At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. We offer continued career advancement opportunities, award winning training and benefits focused on the health and wellbeing of our employees.  


Join PPD in our relentless pursuit of excellence - apply now!


What To Expect Next

We look forward to receiving your application. A member of our talent acquisition department will review your qualifications and if interested, you will be contacted for an interview.

Education and Experience:  

  • High / Secondary school diploma or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification  
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to at least 2 years) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic knowledge of inventory flow and control  
  • Previous experience working in a GMP lab environment and in sample management a plus
  • Knowledge of laboratory and regulatory requirements (documentation, sample storage)  
  • Ability to write/review SOPs and process improvement outlines  
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office including Word and Excel  
  • Good written and oral communication skills  
  • Effective time management and project management skills  
  • Problem solving/troubleshooting abilities  
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment  


Working Environment:  

PPD values the health and wellbeing of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive.  Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role: 

  • Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner. 
  • Able to work upright and stationary and/or standing for typical working hours.  
  • Able to lift and move objects up to 25 pounds  
  • Able to work in non-traditional work environments.  
  • Able to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.  


PPD Defining Principles:

- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer’s trust - We are gamechangers - We do the right thing - We are one PPD -

If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world’s most urgent health needs, then please submit your application – we’d love to hear from you 





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