Genomics Laboratory Manager - Based in Livingston, Scotland (R1118375) in Livingston, UK at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 2/11/2020

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Q2 Solutions is a leading clinical trial laboratory services organization with end-to-end laboratory services and secure, enterprise-wide biospecimen and consent management solutions. With a relentless focus on quality and innovation, Q2 Solutions uses its global experience and scientific expertise to transform science and data into actionable medical insights that help customers improve human health.  A joint venture of IQVIA (formerly QuintilesIMS) and Quest Diagnostics, Q2 Solutions combines the best of each parent organization’s clinical trials laboratory services capabilities to fulfill its mission of treating each sample as if a life depends on it.

Salary between £37000 to £44000 per annum

Closing Date - 29th March 2020


Manage a team of laboratory staff. Assist with administration of laboratory testing in accordance with applicable regulations governing clinical laboratories.


  • Manage and direct the daily activities of assigned laboratory work group(s) through appropriate delegation, technical skills training, and work supervision.
  • Meet regularly with staff and senior management to discuss and resolve workload and technical issues.
  • Screen and assign workload.
  • Plan, prioritize and assign tasks and projects. Counsel, train and coach laboratory staff.
  • Assist in developing performance standards. Monitor work, develop staff skills and evaluate performance.
  • Assist in establishment and revision of laboratory policies and procedures.
  • Maintain appropriate control and quality assurance procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with safety requirements.
  • Keep abreast of new technical developments.
  • Assist with implementation of new tests, equipment, programs and/or procedures in the assigned area(s) as needed.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives to increase quality of services and operational efficiency.
  • Foster a unified culture and facilitate collaboration, coorperation, sharing of information and teamwork.
  • Participate initiatives to improve employee engagement to positively impact operational results, customer satisfaction and employer retention.
  • Manage staff in accordance with organization’s policies and applicable regulations.
  • Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance and guiding professional development; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing employee relations issues and resolving problems.
  • Approve actions on human resources matters.


  • In depth knowledge of clinical testing procedures and applicable laboratory testing regulations
  • Experience with Clarity LIMS
  • Experience with Illumina’s sequencing suite
  • Working knowledge of quality assurance and quality control principles and in depth knowledge of company-specific program requirements
  • Knowledge of occupational safety and health rules and regulations Good written and oral communication skills
  • Effective supervision and coaching skills High ethical standards
  • Ability to assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients


  • Bachelor's degree in a health sciences field along with substantial relevant experience including 3 year leading staff; or equivalent

Job ID: R1118375