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Lab Associate

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Primary Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States Full time R1317257

Job description

Job Overview
Responsible for performing a variety of routine testing procedures to obtain data for use in clinical trials research.

Essential Functions
• Performs routine analysis of specimens and documents results in accordance with SOPs and applicable regulatory guidelines.
• Evaluates validity of analytical results against the algorithms displayed by the lab computer system.
• Identifies and documents potential performance errors or otherwise unusual results and escalate to senior lab personnel.
• Responsible for preparation of buffers and solutions for analysis, as required.
• May perform secondary review of analytical results when signed-off as competent to do so for applicable instrument(s) and/or data type(s).
• Responsible for post analysis sample and reagent storage.
• Assists in the development and writing of new laboratory procedures and techniques.
• Assists in good housekeeping of the lab environment, consistent with 6S standards.
• Notifies appropriate staff of supply shortages.
• Responsible for clear, accurate, and timely communications with cross functional stakeholders.
• Participates in continuing education through self-study, attending in-services and lectures and meetings.
• Supports safety, quality, and 6S requirements and initiatives.
• Complies with company's procedures and applicable regulatory requirements.

• High School Diploma or equivalent  
• Bachelor's Degree Some CAP/CLIA lab locations may require a BS in chemistry, biology, or medical laboratory technology degree
• 6 months relevant lab experience
• Equivalent combination of education, training and experience
• Basic knowledge of lab principles.
• Basic knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and applicable regulatory agency standards.
• Knowledge of laboratory safety and infection control procedures and practices including standard precautions and hazardous chemical handling.
• Knowledge of laboratory equipment, instrumentation and terminology used in the area of responsibility.
• Basic computer skills.
• Ability to maintain effective reporting procedures and control workflow.
• Ability to effectively collaborate with internal stakeholders.
•  Applicable certifications and licenses as required by country, state, and/or other regulatory bodies

IQVIA is a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions and clinical research services to the life sciences industry. We believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. Learn more at

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all, including veterans and candidates with disabilities.

As the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, IQVIA’s ability to operate and provide certain services to customers and partners necessitates IQVIA and its employees meet specific requirements regarding vaccination status.

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