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Receiving and Inventory Associate

Receiving and Inventory Associate

With the advent of genomic sequencing, we can finally decode and process our genetic makeup. We now have more data than ever before but providers don't have the infrastructure or expertise to make sense of said data. Here at Tempus, we believe the greatest promise for the detection and treatment of cancer lies in the deep understanding of molecular activity for disease initiation, progression, and efficacious treatment based on the discovery of unique biomarkers.

We're on a mission to connect an entire ecosystem to redefine how genomic data is used in clinical settings. We're looking to build a laboratory operations team who are passionate and focused on developing state of the art techniques to processing and creating and interpreting vast amounts of genomic and molecular data. Scientists will collaborate with product, research, and business development teams to develop the most advanced sequencing platform in cancer care.

What you’ll do:

  • Act as first point of contact for all Tempus deliveries
  • Receive all shipments and sign paperwork upon receipt
  • Process specimens (counting, logging and delivering)
  • Enter / scan shipments into database
  • Notify end-users of packages addressed to them
  • Receives, unpacks, and delivers goods; re-stocks items as necessary
  • Maintain storeroom location and inventory locations (barcodes, database updates, organization)
  • On occasion be willing and able to unload shipments / packages from incoming trucks
  • Inspect cartons / contents to ensure they are undamaged
  • Verify packages according to packing lists & purchase orders (quantity, price etc.)
  • Immediately contact purchasing (or supplier or shipper) if a discrepancy is identified (wrong product, damaged, wrong quantity etc)
  • Capture all packing lists and shipment paperwork
  • Responsible for shipment of outgoing supplies, including returns
  • Proper disposal of cardboard and shipment packing materials
  • Perform weekly inventory counts and adjust database as needed
  • Moving of boxes up to ~75lbs



Must have:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Sense of urgency
  • Ability to handle time sensitive and critical materials
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Great communication (email & phone) and interpersonal abilities for external providers as well as internal customers

Highly Desirable:

  • Proven experience as a receiving and inventory clerk & or similar position
  • Working knowledge of computer software & barcoding for entering and maintaining data


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