Production Operator - Sample Handling & Shipping, based in LIvingston, West Lothian - (1721080) in Great Britain at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 4/30/2018

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.
PURPOSE
Process study samples for storage, onward shipping or Laboratory Testing according to study requirements.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • 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.
All responsibilities are essential job functions unless noted as nonessential (N).

Job Requirements

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • 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
MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • High school diploma or educational equivalent with relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Experience in working within a regulated industry
  • Experience working to GMP (Good Manufacturing  Practices) / GCP (Good Clinical Practices) or HACCP (Hazard analysis and critical control points)  standards
  • Experience in working to standardised operational procedures (SOP’s) or Work Instructions (Wi’S)
  • Computer literacy (intermediate standard) Must have considerable experience in using computer applications, preferably in a working environment
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • 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
  • Occasional travel


Job ID: 1721080