ICON Clinical Research

Laboratory Assistant

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

Location: Ireland, 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 Laboratory Assistant to join the team in our Leopardstown, Dublin 18 location.

The Role:

If you have experience handling biological lab specimens and prepping samples for delivery to a clinical laboratory; learn how you can play a key role as Laboratory Assistant for ICON Laboratory Services which is dedicated exclusively to central laboratory testing and the associate services for clinical trials.
  • Monitoring samples/Troubleshooting discrepancies.
  • Consolidating created samples/containers (i.e. slides, blocks, reports,etc.)
  • Searching and retrieving documents and samples.
  • Performing data entry/Monitoring e-mails and various correspondences.
  • Checking that slides/blocks are properly barcoded and labeled.
  • Assisting the pathologists with the technical/clerical work.
  • Receive samples from accessioning. Segregate and distribute samples to the lab.
  • Assists with set up and management of samples for analysis.
  • Monitor and print pending lists.
  • Retrieve samples for add on testing.
  • Locate misplaced samples.
  • Retrieve/return samples from long-term storage for testing per lab request.
  • Collate and transfer samples for long term storage.
  • Specimen storage, rotation and disposal.
  • Distribute all samples.
  • Assists with maintaining quality control
  • Inventory logs
  • Performs other relevant tasks as requested.
  • Participates in required Continuous Professional Education Programs, including conferences, internal journal club and lectures, as required

What you will need:
  • You will possess a bachelor's degree (preferred) along with 1 year of related experience in a Clinical Laboratory.
  • You will have basic working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office along with excellent written/verbal communication skills, the ability to handle large work load demands and trouble shoot issues timely when required
  • Exhibit appropriate time management skills and attention to detail.