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Q² Solutions Laboratory Internship Opportunity, based in Livingston, West Lothian - (1721334) in Great Britain at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 1/29/2018

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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.
Laboratory Internship Opportunity @ Q² Solutions (Livingston, West Lothian)
 
Are you studying a degree in a Life Sciences subject at University?
Are you planning for success in your career within the healthcare industry?
Do you live locally to West Lothian/Edinburgh?
 
If the answer is 'YES!' to all 3 questions then this opportunity is for you!
 
If successful, YOU will be;
Working and learning in a busy, quality driven environment within one the most successful clinical trial central laboratories in the world
 
Fulfilling a 12hour per week, part-time contract that gives you first-class practical experience that supports the time you need to complete your studies
 
In the best position possible to potentially further your career within Q² Solutions or the industry as a whole
 
*Please note that this is not a term time position. You will be expected to continue to work during holiday periods such as summer break. Annual leave will be accrued as part of your contract*
 
PURPOSE
 
Working under the supervision of a Medical Technologist, perform a variety of routine clinical testing procedures to obtain data for use in clinical trials research.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Perform routine analysis of patient specimens according to standard operating procedures (SOPs). Evaluate specimen acceptability upon receipt and during the review of analysis results. Evaluate validity of specimen results against the algorithms displayed by the lab computer system. Document all corrective actions taken. May perform secondary review of patient results when signed-off as competent to do so for applicable instrument(s) and/or data type(s).
  • Maintain quality control of all laboratory testing to ensure accurate and timely lab reporting.
  • Perform pending workload review periodically during the day; find pending assays and resolve outstanding work prior to the completion of testing for the day.
  • Assist in the development and writing of new medical laboratory procedures and techniques.
  • Follow safety procedures as per laboratory SOPs.
  • Notify appropriate staff of supply shortages.
  • Participate in continuing education through self-study, attending in-services and off-site lectures and meetings.


Job Requirements

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Good knowledge of clinical procedures used in the area of responsibility
  • Knowledge of good laboratory practices (GLP) and other regulatory agency standards within area of responsibility
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety and infection control procedures and practices including standard precautions and
  • hazardous chemical handling
  • Knowledge of laboratory equipment, instrumentation and terminology used in the area of responsibility
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to maintain effective reporting procedures and control workflow
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients
 
MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • High School diploma or educational equivalent with relevant lab experience; or equivalent combination or
  • education, training and experience
  • Applicable certifications and licenses as required by country, state, and/or other regulatory bodies
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • 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: 1721334