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Kelly Services Sample Handling Assistant I in Durham, North Carolina

Kelly Scientific is seeking a Sample Handling Assistant I in Durham, NC.

Temp to Hire

Compensation: $16/hour

Shift : Tuesday – Saturday 9am-5:30pm


  • Accountable for the receipt and the processing of irreplaceable clinical trial specimens.

  • To open, process and distribute clinical trials samples which have been received from investigative sites throughout the laboratory for testing as well as researching problems for the Clinical Trials Monitors regarding turn-around-time, test add-ons, missing samples, etc.

  • Inspects contents and documents any discrepancies, problems with samples or packages which are in non-compliance with IATA regulations. Reports any problems to the appropriate Clinical Trials Monitor

  • Ensure QC of the discarded material to prevent any failures and report to management as needed.

  • Maintain temperature of specimen in received condition.

  • Accessions and distributes specimens to the appropriate laboratories.

  • Placed the samples in the dedicated testing freezer(s) or dedicated area

  • Electronically archive requisitions using the document management system.

  • Accessioning of the samples in the adequate storage system and place it at the dedicated storage place defined by this system.

  • Prepare the shipment by following the procedure.

  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures and perform all departmental and interdepartmental SOP’s as written.


• Minimum 1 year applicable work experience

• Able to work in a team as well as independently

• Dynamic attitude and ability to work under pressure

• Ability to take up challenges

• Strong detail orientation

• Strong communication and organizational skills

• Strong computer literacy

Why Kelly ® ?

Kelly® Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interests—it’s the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

About Kelly ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (