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Laboratory Sample Receiving Technician 

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Merieux NutriSciences welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  
Category Customer/Client Service  

Looking for science-minded individuals who are comfortable using computers and inputting data into our Laboratory information system (LIMS). Biology experience is not required.

If you have an eye for detail and can work well in a team setting - this job may be perfect for you.

Shift & Schedule: Tuesday - Saturday 9am- 5:30pm

Mérieux NutriSciences wants YOU!!!

Mérieux NutriSciences is a leader in food science and testing technology. Our team of Sample Receiving Technicians is the first line of defense in our mission to protect consumers against foodborne illness and pathogens. We are looking for dedicated, flexible and team-oriented technicians to join our team. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

Your Mission as a Laboratory Tech- Sample Receiving:

  • Receive and log in sample in preparation for analysis. Review sample and any attached documentation to assign an identification number and enter information into Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). Prepare documentation as necessary.

  • Contact client, when necessary, to obtain and clarify missing or unclear information to ensure that identification of client code, test code, and sample contents are accurate.

  • Store sample in appropriate manner until analysis is completed and appropriately dispose of extra sample. Ensure sample integrity is maintained.

  • Prepare packages for pick up by shipping vendors. Follow appropriate procedures to send packages and maintain all related documentation.

  • Prepare sample to be shipped to other testing facilities when necessary. Complete appropriate documentation and file accordingly.

  • May assist client service personnel with the development of customized client reports. Activities include: collection of data, analysis of data, and development of report.

  • May assist laboratory personnel with the preparation and analysis of samples.

  • Support corporate quality and continuous improvement process.

  • This position has the responsibilities and authority to identify departures from the quality system or test procedures and document such observations in accordance with the prescribed complaint system.

  • Perform other related duties as needed.

Our Pledge

Mériuex NutriSciences is dedicated to creating a culture of safety, customer excellence, feedback, and innovation. We demonstrate our commitment to the health of our employees by offering all full-time employees a full complement of medical, dental and vision coverage as well as competitive 401k match.

Position Requirements
  • This position requires a basic knowledge of computer operation skills to manipulate keyboard while entering incoming sample information into the LIMS.

  • A basic knowledge of microbiology and chemistry is helpful to effectively assign proper sample and test codes.

  • A broad knowledge of personal computer software and data entering skills is necessary to input data into the LIMS and generate special reports.

  • Organizational skills are required to keep track of all sample and documentation.

  • Time management skills are useful to ensure that the sample is quickly prepared for testing.

  • Written and oral communication skills are essential to obtain or clarify test instructions with clients.

  • General office skills are useful to complete faxing, filing, and other related duties for the department.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Sample Receiving Technician  
Number of Openings 1  
Location Madison, WI  
About the Organization Mérieux NutriSciences is dedicated to improving food safety and quality through nutritional research, scientific excellence and innovation at every step of the food supply chain.

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