Next generation Sequencing Supervisor (EA) Based in Livingston, West Lothian - (1807340) in Great Britain at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 5/10/2018

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Job Description

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IQVIA™ is The Human Data Science Company™, focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness advances in healthcare information, technology, analytics and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward.


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


  • Supervise 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. 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, cooperation, sharing of information and teamwork. Participate in initiatives to improve employee engagement to positively impact operational results, customer satisfaction and employee 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.


•         Significant experience with GCP/GLP/CLIA/CAP guidelines is a must

•         Strong experience with basic Molecular Biology and Next Generation Sequencing techniques is a plus

•         Strong verbal and written communication skills

•         Experience with Molecular Biology and NGS data analysis and quality control

•         Ability to troubleshoot laboratory equipment and resolve issues

•         Ability to work with vendors on instrument and reagent issues so that resolutions can occur rapidly

•         Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail

•         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, coworkers, managers and clients

•         Strong technical knowledge of complex testing procedures and science supporting the analysis.

Job Requirements


Bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry, or related field and  relevant experience in a clinical, research, academic or commercial/production laboratory environment; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Experience of Next Generation sequencing is essential for this role.


  • Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech
  • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers
  • Regular sitting for extended periods of time
  • Work is performed in a laboratory environment; full manual dexterity and visual acuity required
  • 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

Job ID: 1807340