Laboratory Operations Associate - backshift (R1118991) in Livingston, UK at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 2/14/2020

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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.

Shift – Tuesday-Saturday 3.30pm-11.30pm

Training will be provided on backshift.


Process study samples for storage, onward shipping or Laboratory Testing according to study requirements.


  • • Route any samples intended for same day analysis to the lab in a timely manner.
  • • Execute quality control check and identification of incoming specimens.
  • • Remand samples with discrepancies into the DCQ.
  • • Perform end-of-day procedures and action any issues arising from this.
  • • Prepare and package specimens requiring onward shipping to outside recipients for testing.
  • • Ensure that scheduled shipments are made as per sponsor requirements.
  • • Discard any samples when required.
  • • Review, action and close any ad-hoc requests assigned.
  • • Provide support to line management in any tasks applicable to the daily running of the department.
  • • Manage inventory maintenance.
  • • Sort incoming specimens for testing, storage or onward shipping.
  • • Ensure that all shipments incoming and outgoing meet shipping regulatory requirements.
  • • Ensure specimen integrity by maintaining specimens at the proper temperature conditions and taking proactive steps to prevent temperature variance.
  • • Assist with routine freezer maintenance.


  • • Good working knowledge of relevant procedures
  • • Ability to liaise with internal departments
  • • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients

Job ID: R1118991