ICON Clinical Research

Medical Technologist II

28 Apr 2021
28 May 2021
R & D , Laboratory
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Job Title: Medical Technologist II (Pathology)

Location: Dublin

At ICON, it's our people that set us apart.

As a global provider of drug development solutions, our work is serious business. But that doesn't mean you can't have fun while you do it. With our vision to be the partner of choice in drug development, we hire only the best and brightest in the industry! Are you one of them?

At ICON, we have an incredible opportunity for a Medical Technologist II to join the team in our Leopardstown, Dublin 18 location.

The Role:

The Pathology Department at ICON Dublin provides a comprehensive pathology service for clinical trials. The Dublin Pathology Department was established in 2020, and is fully equipped with state of the art instrumentation; digital pathology is routinely used in the assessment of cases. The Dublin laboratory works closely with the other two ICON pathology laboratories in New York, and Beijing. The purpose of this post is for the Medical Technologist II to participate in the delivery of a high quality pathology service in conjunction with ICON management. Examples of tasks and processes that the Medical Technologist II would be expected to participate in are listed below.

Routine Pathology Tasks:
  • Participate in the following pathology tasks: specimen reception, grossing (histodissection), tissue processing and embedding, microtomy (manual and automated), staining (H&E and specials), microscopic QC check, digital slide scanning.
  • Troubleshoot histology issues, and seek supervisory support when required.
  • Provides mentorship for training of: Technologists, Technicians and Lab Assistants
  • Participates in required Continuous Professional Education Programs, including conferences, internal journal club and lectures, as required.

Validations and Verifications:
  • Engage with the Global Validations Department for the roll out of new tests.
  • Develop, in conjunction with the Laboratory Manager and Pathologist, a comprehensive validation/verification plan.
  • Execute the validation/verification plan and report on outcomes.
  • Assists with the evaluation and validation of new procedures as required.

Quality Assurance:
  • Responsible for the quality and timelines of technical procedures, as well as their compliance with applicable company, CAP, and local regulatory agency testing requirements.
  • Participates in the preparatory tasks for CAP audit, and engages when required with CAP assessors.
  • Adheres to written -internal and external quality control procedures in order to ensure the quality of the-results and maintain Corrective action logs as appropriate.
  • Responsible for the preparation quality control documentation, instrument and equipment maintenance documentation, performance of proficiency testing and compliance with all appropriate regulatory procedures and quality requirements in testing area.
  • Responsible for maintaining all paperwork and ensuring all records are kept up to-date and stored safely as per standard operating procedures

General Responsibilities:
  • To ensure the Central Laboratory is meeting the highest quality standards. To perform the general technical assignments and testing in the Laboratory Department in accordance with current procedures and quality standards.
  • Assists with the daily management and operation of the department ensuring that turnaround times agreed in each contract are met and as assigned by the management team.
  • Assist with the teaching and development of-staff currently in the department; to maintain at all times the required high standards and quality.
  • Perform technical assignments and testing and issue reports in accordance with written procedures. These should be processed within agreed turnaround times.
  • Enters and releases required information in the LIS, such as test results, comments, and quality control results in a timely manner with-compliance to-all regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for ensuring that reagents are maintained, prepared, stored, batch accepted, and used in a manner suitable for testing and documentation is kept to ensure adequate records are available in test area. Performs the maintenance, calibration and validation of the instruments/assays assigned to the section according to written laboratory procedures.
  • Assists with responding to queries and quality issues, and participates in root cause analysis investigations as directed by laboratory management team.
  • Assists in maintaining temperature monitoring system as required.
  • Reports to and is responsible to Supervisor/Manager for daily operation and evaluation of work performance.
  • To carry out specific tasks relevant to the general running of the laboratory as assigned by the Management team.

What you will need:

  • A BSc(Hons) degree in Medical Laboratory Science / Biomedical Science.
  • A postgraduate qualification (e.g. MSc), or membership of a professional body while highly desirable is not essential.

  • Experience working in a cellular pathology / histology, and proficiency in the majority of routine pathology tasks listed above.
  • Working knowledge of CAP or ISO15189 accreditation standards.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks with good organization skills and good attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as part of, and set the example of performance standards for a team.
  • Ability to work in conformance with standard operating procedure and conditions with a systematic approach to tasks committed to seeing things through to completion.
  • 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.
  • Understands the basic principles of quality control, quality assurance and quality audits and outcomes.
  • Customer Focused -providing timely, confident, reliable and friendly service to all our internal and external customers and inspiring the team to follow your example.
  • Demonstrates a high level of personal integrity and -ethical behaviour with a responsible and mature approach to work duties.
  • 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 in initiatives.
  • Ability to confidently interact with all levels in the organization and provide senior management with valued feedback
  • Basic working knowledge of LIMS with the desire to achieve the mathematical, computational and instrumentation skills necessary to work and progress in Biomedical Science
  • Fluency in English both written and oral


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