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Laboratory Assistant

Reference: JR065953
This vacancy has now expired.

Role: Laboratory Assistant

Location: Dublin 18

At ICON, it's our people that set us apart.

As a global provider of drug development solutions, our work is serious business. But that doesn't mean you can't have fun while you do it. With our vision to be the partner of choice in drug development, we hire only the best and brightest in the industry! Are you one of them?

At ICON, we have an incredible opportunity for an expert Laboratory Assistant to join the team in our Leopardstown, Dublin 18 location.

The Role:

  • Assists with the retrieval and set up of samples for analysis. Receives samples from Sample Management and segregate and distribute to the lab as per standard operating procedure.
  • Monitor SL scan/pending list and search for lost samples.
  • Troubleshoot issues with sample management when required. Member of the Lost sample team.
  • Builds and places specimens into loads (batches) for the technical staff. Covers all areas of the lab (where trained) as needed.
  • Coordinates the receiving and expediting of specimens and reagents from the Global Laboratories.
  • Monitors, receives and outsources shipments and ensures that all samples are tracked and accounted for. Troubleshoot extra samples and notify shipping facility of any discrepancies.
  • Assists with the preparation of samples for testing in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  • Retrieve/return samples from long-term storage to laboratory for testing upon request and collate and transfer samples for long term storage.
  • Manages specimen storage rotation and disposal as well as the relabelling, uncapping and recapping of samples.
  • Handles Client Service queries regarding add-on testing and identifies the proper sample
  • Assists with inventory logs and counts.
  • Assists the department with filing and archiving.
  • To undertake other relevant tasks as assigned.

What you need:

  • High school diploma or local equivalent
  • Associates Degree or local equivalent preferred
  • Prior relevant experience
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks with good organization skills and good attention to detail.
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