Sample Control and Inventory Associate


Biomarker discovery at unprecedented speed & scale 858.290.7010

The Sample Control and Inventory Associate will collaborate with a dedicated team of laboratory and operations personnel to perform all tasks associated with shipping and receiving biological samples to our laboratory, including sample inventory management. 


  • Perform tasks associated with shipping and receiving biological samples:
  • – Receive samples shipped to Sapient
  • – Log samples into Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Maintain supply inventory for sample receipt and preparation for analysis
  • Sample inventory management including data entry and record keeping:
  • – Label samples and containers with appropriate nomenclature
  • – Identify samples requested for research
  • – Retrieve samples from storage
  • – Track and prepare samples
  • – Dispose of samples
  • Maintain sample preparation records as required
  • Perform daily quality control tasks and contribute to maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • May assist laboratory personnel with preparation, transfer, and analysis of samples
  • May assist laboratory personnel with consumable ordering and purchasing


  • Bachelor of Science in STEM field. Candidates with an Associate degree and at least 5 years of experience will be considered.
  • 3+ years experience in sample control and inventory management
  • Laboratory experience is required; specifically with instruments and related equipment used to receive, prepare, and count samples. 
  • Communication and organizational skills with high attention to detail.
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft applications, SmartSheets, Jira, or other project management software.
  • Ability to learn new data management software skills and multi-task in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Must be able to lift 30lbs. 

Tagged as: inventory management, lims, quality control, quality technician, sample accessioning, sample control technician, sample inventory, sample management, sample receipt

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