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Medical Technologist II

Dublin
Permanent
Reference: JR073201
This vacancy has now expired.
Description

Job Title: Medical Technologist II

Location: Dublin

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 a Medical Technologist II to join the team in our Leopardstown, Dublin 18 location.

The Role:

  • Carries out CTC enumeration and characterisation, PBMC isolation and flow cytometry testing in support of clinical trials for our clients.
  • Ensures the central laboratory is meeting the highest quality standards.
  • Adhere to written internal and external quality control procedures in order to ensure the quality of the results and maintain corrective action logs as appropriate.
  • Performs general technical assignments and testing in the laboratory department in accordance with current procedures and quality standards.
  • Enters and releases required information in the LIS, such as test results, comments, and quality control results in a timely manner with compliance to all regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for the preparation quality control documentation, instrument and equipment maintenance documentation, performance of proficiency testing and compliance with all appropriate regulatory procedures and quality requirements in testing area.
  • Responsible for ensuring that reagents are maintained, prepared, stored and used in a manner suitable for testing and documentation is kept to ensure adequate records are available in test area. Performs the maintenance, calibration and validation of the instruments/assays assigned to the section according to written laboratory procedures.
  • Responsible for the quality and timelines of technical procedures, as well as their compliance with applicable company, CAP, and local regulatory agency testing requirements.
  • Assist with the teaching and development of staff currently in the department.
  • Assists with responding to queries and quality issues, and participates in root cause analysis investigations as directed by laboratory management team.
  • Assists with the evaluation and validation of new procedures as required.
  • Assists in maintaining temperature monitoring system as required.
  • Reports to and is responsible to Supervisor/Manager for daily operation and evaluation of work performance.
  • Participates in required continuous professional education programs, including conferences, internal journal club and lectures, as required.

What you will need:

  • Bachelors degree in Medical Technology or local equivalent OR
  • A BSc degree in Medical Laboratory Science/Biomedical Science.
    • A postgraduate qualification while highly desirable is not essential.
    • Prior cancer research, fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry experience are all highly advantageous.
  • Basic working knowledge of and compliance with all CAP and local agency regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks with good organization skills and good attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as part of, and set the example of performance standards for a team.
  • Ability to work in conformance with standard operating procedure and conditions with a systematic approach to tasks committed to seeing things through to completion.
  • Demonstrated ability to keep accurate; legible records and recognize the need to handle these records and all other information in line with GCP/GLP/GDP.
  • Familiar with the operation of laboratory equipment with a demonstrated ability to check that equipment is functioning within its specifications and to respond appropriately to abnormalities.
  • Understands the basic principles of quality control, quality assurance and quality audits and outcomes.
  • Customer Focused -providing timely, confident, reliable and friendly service to all our internal and external customers and inspiring the team to follow your example.
  • Demonstrates a high level of personal integrity and ethical behavior with a responsible and mature approach to work duties.
  • Action oriented demonstrating the ability to handle work load demands resulting in the generation of large amounts of data and to troubleshoot issues when required.
  • Creative and enthusiastic with the ability to suggest and assists in implementing process improvements.
  • Ability to confidently interact with all levels in the organization and provide senior management with valued feedback.
  • Basic working knowledge of LIMS with the desire to achieve the mathematical, computational and instrumentation skills necessary to work and progress in Biomedical Science.

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