ICON Clinical Research Laboratory Supervisor Flow Cytometry in Dublin, Ireland

  • Laboratory Supervisor – Flow Cytometry*

ICON plc, a leading Contract Research Organisation, employing approximately 13,500 employees across 97 offices in 38 countries, seeks an experienced and highly motivated Laboratory Supervisor to join our labs at its Leopardstown Global HQ.

  • The Role:*

As Laboratory Supervisor, you will ensure ICON’s central lab is meeting the highest quality standards. You will lead a team of technical staff and preform the general technical assignments and testing in the section in accordance with current procedures and quality standards ensuring that deadlines are met.

  • Responsibilities will include:*

  • Supervise the daily activities of the laboratory department within quality and budgetary guidelines. Ensures work in accordance of agreed tum around time by daily review of department pending’s. Monitors and review proficiency testing, operational and department Judge, laboratory quality control data, quality control systems and corrective actions.

  • Perform technical assignments and testing and issue reports in accordance with written procedures.

  • Responsible for the quality and timelines of technical procedures to ensure full compliance with CAP, relevant regulations and other relevant standards as determined by the company.

  • Ensuring the laboratory adheres to standard operating procedures and protocol requirements during the course of each day.

  • Monitors reagents and supplies for section and assists in the performance of all related tasks for managing inventory.

  • Builds strong and effective teams, valuing different contributions; works with and through others, involving people in issues that affect them. Assist management in the recruitment and selection of staff.

  • Effectively monitors laboratory operations in section and provides guidance to staff for all issues that arise including but not limited to, instrument failures, reagent/ quality control issues, sample integrity issues, delays in testing and communication of abnormal result.

  • Consults, if applicable, with laboratory management prior to reporting out grossly abnormal results, and notifies the lab manager when an out of control test run is encountered.

  • Over-see work performed by all staff.

  • Sets priorities for the team to ensure task completion; coordinates work activities of others.

  • Evaluates performance of staff and develops supporting staff skills, encourage growth and provide regular performance feedback.

  • Mentors and coaches staff. Trains new employees

  • The Candidate:*

  • A BSc degree in Medical Laboratory Science/Biomedical Science majoring in Chemistry, Haematology, Immunology, and/or Infectious Diseases.

  • A postgraduate qualification such as FIBMS/FAMLS/ASCP or MSc while highly desirable is not essential

  • In depth proven experience as a Technologist or an equivalent level of experience in a science related function.

  • Compliance with all health and safety legislation and awareness of employee responsibilities in this context Basic knowledge of immunization requirements for the role of occupational health professions.

  • Proficient and Compliant with all CAP and local agency regulatory requirements.

  • Demonstrated ability to keep accurate, legible records and recognize the need to handle these records and all other information in line with GCP/GLP/GDP.

  • Familiar with the operation of laboratory equipment with a demonstrated ability to check that equipment is functioning within its specifications and to respond appropriately to abnormalities

  • Demonstrates the ability to understand the principles of quality control, quality assurance. Knowledge of the role of audit and review in quality management, including quality control, quality assurance and the use of appropriate outcome measures.

  • Customer Focused -providing timely, confident, reliable and friendly service to all our internal and external customers and inspiring the team to follow your example.

  • Action oriented demonstrating the ability to handle work load demands resulting in the generation of large amounts of data and to trouble shoot issues timely when required.

  • Creative and enthusiastic with the ability to suggest and assists in implementing process improvement initiatives.

  • Ability to confidently interact with all levels in the organization and provide senior management with valued feedback.

  • Benefits of working at ICON*

ICON enjoys a strong reputation for quality and is focused on staff development. We make it our mission to attract the most diverse and creative minds into the business and we continually strive to provide opportunities for our people to excel, grow and build a great career.

We understand that our greatest asset is the skills and talents of our people and they are truly what set us apart. Other than working with a great team of smart and energetic people, we also offer a very competitive benefits package.

This varies from country to country so a dedicated recruiter will discuss this with you at interview stage. We care about our people as they are the key to our success. We provide an open and friendly work environment where we empower people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long term career.