Laboratory Associate 2 - (R1025974) in Research Triangle Park, NC at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 5/14/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Launched in 2015, Q2 Solutions is a leading global clinical trials laboratory services organization. We help biopharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics customers improve human health through innovation that transforms science and data into actionable medical insights. Q2 Solutions is a quality driven, responsive partner with strong global experience and deep scientific and medical expertise. The Q2 Solutions joint venture was formed by Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics, combining the best of each parent organizations clinical trials laboratory services capabilities.

Description

PURPOSE
Perform a wide variety of routine and complex testing procedures to obtain data from client specimens. Provide documentation and review of work performed in a timely manner.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Complete and prepare documentation in compliance with regulatory and corporate guidelines.
  • Perform and document all specimen test procedures with accuracy, consistency and timeliness in accordance with current standard operating procedures (SOPs) and regulatory guidelines.
  • Exercise good judgment in assessing whether test procedure is proceeding according to expectations and that the results are within acceptable tolerances.
  • Identify abnormal progress of test procedure, potential QC failures, or otherwise unusual results and escalate to senior lab personnel immediately.
  • Perform and document calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment and reagent qualification/QC as assigned.
  • Perform and document hands on training for other Laboratory Associates in areas of proven competency as assigned.
  • Assist in the review and development of laboratory procedures and techniques
  • Assist in process improvements to increase data quality, lower costs, or reduce turnaround times. Includes, updating SOPs/PTR’s, assisting with troubleshooting.
  • May represent laboratory team on cross functional projects.
  • Participate in continuing education through self-study, attending training sessions and off-site lectures and meetings. 
 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Working knowledge of Good Clinical Laboratory Practices (GCLP) and other regulatory agency standards within the area of responsibility such as CLIA requirements
  • Proficiency with pipetting and molecular biology laboratory techniques
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety and infection control procedures and practices including standard precautions and hazardous chemical handling
  • Experience working with automation or specialized laboratory equipment.
  • Proficiency with more complex laboratory calculations regarding batches and specimens including averages, means, standard deviations, and various quality control metrics.
  • Experience using Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Capable of handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients
MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE 
  • Associate's degree with 3 years’ experience in a clinical laboratory operating under GCLP and/or CLIA guidelines or
  • Bachelors degree in biology or chemistry and 1 year experience in a clinical, research, academic or commercial/production laboratory environment; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Experience in a clinical laboratory operating under GCLP and/or CLIA guidelines
  • DNA and RNA Sequencing, Genotyping, Gene Expression, or DNA/RNA Isolations experience in a clinical, research, academic or commercial/production laboratory environment
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Work is performed in a laboratory environment, full manual dexterity and visual acuity required.
  • Regular standing for extended periods of time
  • May be exposed to potential physical harm from hazardous chemicals, infectious diseases, blood-borne pathogens, toxic materials, toxic gases, electrical hazards, dangerous tools and equipment.  
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We know that meaningful results require not only the right approach but also the right people. Regardless of your role, we invite you to reimagine healthcare with us. You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve human health outcomes.

Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there!

We invite you to join IQVIA™.


Job ID: R1025974