Sample Coordinator, Entry-level

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Covance Entry-level Sample Coordinator

Are you interested in making a real scientific impact through your everyday work? Would you enjoy working in a team-focused environment as you explore unique career opportunities?

Covance is seeking an Entry level Sample Coordinator to support their BioA, Safety Assessment, and Metabolism laboratories in Madison, WI. In this role you will learn to perform sample accession responsibilities in compliance with appropriate SOPs and regulatory guidelines.


Duties include entering orders, logging samples into our database and checking for accuracy, so attention to detail and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment are key.


You will also be expected to:

  • Learn to use sample tracking systems (Nautilus) as appropriate to maintain sample and study integrity.
  • Learn accurate protocol and SAO interpretation.
  • Learn review of sample inventory against samples received to determine accuracy.
  • Learn review of client paperwork against data entries to ensure accuracy.
  • Learn to document and communicate discrepancies to appropriate personnel.
  • Learn to plan, prioritize, and manage team and individual workloads and multiple responsibilities.
  • Contribute to a cohesive team environment.
  • Communicate effectively with internal customers.
  • Support process improvement initiatives.


This position is a full-time, 1st shift position. 

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.


Working at Covance, you’ll continue to grow in our learning-based culture so you’ll know how to expertly respond and adapt as the industry continues to evolve. 



High School Diploma or equivalent

Basic working knowledge of computers


  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time
  • Customer service skills including communication skills, accuracy, efficiency, and confidentiality


No Experience Required



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.



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