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ICON Clinical Research Limited

Snr Biomedical Scientist

ICON Clinical Research Limited

  • Dublin
  • Not disclosed
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 06/02/2013
  • HR Manager
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To ensure the Central Laboratory is meeting the highest quality standards. To perform the general technical assignments and testing in the section in accordance with current procedures


Location – Dublin



To ensure the Central Laboratory is meeting the highest quality standards. To perform the general technical assignments and testing in the section in accordance with current procedures and quality standards, under the supervision of the Supervisor/ Manager/ Assoc. Director, ensuring that turnaround times agreed in each contract are met. The candidate should have an understanding of general flow cytometry procedures and in troubleshooting flow cytometry instruments. They should also have a solid understanding of cellular immunology.


Overview of the Role


·         To process samples and issue reports in accordance with written procedures. These should be processed within agreed turnaround times.


·         Responsible for the quality and timelines of technical procedures, as well as their compliance with applicable company, CAP and ISO 17025 testing requirements.


·         Interacts with clients and internal/external auditors.


·         Interaction with New York technical staff for scientific related issues including ensuring that results cross-validation is maintained at all times.


·         To adhere to written internal and external quality control procedures in order to ensure the quality of the results.


·         Responsible for reporting and evaluating of proficiency testing in the section.


·         Responsible for informing the evaluating senior of the work performance of the Biomedical Scientists (1-4) in the section.


·         Performs continuing education of laboratory staff on new procedures, methodologies, etc


·         Enters, reviews and releases information in the LIS, such as test and quality control results and comments


·         To evaluate means and standard deviations for quality control materials and maintain Corrective action logs as appropriate


·         Consults with the Supervisor/Manager prior to reporting out grossly abnormal results and notifies them when an Out of Control test run is encountered.


·         Responsible for training of new employees in the section as well as maintaining training files.


·         To maintain, calibrate and validate the instruments/assays assigned to the section according to written laboratory procedures.


·         To oversee the maintenance of regular inventory of all reagents and spare parts required in this section in order to ensure availability and future reagent usage prior to expiry dates.


·         Directs and assists technical staff in the preparation of reagents and quality control documentation.


·         Involved with departmental scheduling.


·         Participates in required Continuous Professional Education Programs, including conferences, internal journal club and lectures, as required.


·         Responsible for maintaining all paperwork associated with the section.


·         To carry out specific tasks relevant to the general running of the laboratory as assigned by the Management team.


·         He/she has the authority to order reagents as required in the section and as approved by the Assoc. Director/ General Manager.


·         Contact engineers to arrange for the service of the instruments of his/ her responsibility as required.


·         Evaluate and validate new procedures.


·         To write SOPs, quality documents and working procedures as required in the section.


·         To train new personnel as required and provide continuing education to staff on new procedures and methodologies.


·         To authorize immediate notification of doctors of any abnormal results as dictated by the current laboratory ranges.


·         Assist management in the recruitment and selection of staff in consultation with the General Manager.


·         To authorise release of results.


·         To deputise for the Supervisor/ Manager/ Assoc. Director in the event of his or her absence.


Role Requirements

  • A Medical Laboratory Technician's diploma in Biomedical Science a significant component of which involved the study of Infectious Diseases or A BSc degree in Medical Laboratory Science/Biomedical Science majoring in Chemistry, Haematology, Immunology, and/or Infectious Diseases.


  • Alternatively - A degree in Biological Science equivalent* with relevant experience in the field.  A postgraduate qualification such as FIBMS/FAMLS, MSc or PhD while highly desirable is not essential.


Benefits of Working in ICON

Other than working with a great team of smart and energetic people, we also offer a very competitive benefits package.  This varies from country to country so a dedicated recruiter will discuss this with you at interview stage.

We care about our people as they are the key to our success. We provide an open and friendly work environment where we empower people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long term career.   


What’s Next?

Following your application you will be contacted by one of our dedicated recruiters and if successful we will be able to provide you with more details about this opportunity.

*Please can you include the below equal opportunities line at the end of each advert*

ICON is an equal opportunity employer -  M/F/D/V and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.


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