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Lead Medical Technologist

Performs, reviews, and interprets complex, esoteric, and routine laboratory analyses by manual automated, and /or microscopic means. Performs analysis and evaluates individual and related laboratory data, recognizes patterns or trends that suggest significance of results and determines the level of clinical significance. Integrates analytical results with specific and highly varied clinical trial protocols and evaluates the credibility, appropriateness and accuracy of test results in order to facilitate entry or exclusion of subjects from research programs. Leads the day-to-day operations of the laboratory unit. Organizes daily work activities within the laboratory unit to ensure efficient and effective scientific and administrative operations.

  • Operates, maintains, and repairs clinical laboratory equipment within the scope of training including routine preventative maintenance, calibrations, and safety checks. 
  • Ensures that quality control procedures are carried out. 
  • Monitors instrument problems and works with the supervisor to resolve. Implements new technology and instruments for unit according to established protocols.
  • Gathers data for quality improvement activities within the unit and participates in comparison studies of precision, accuracy, and linearity for new or existing assays according to established protocols.  
  • Oversees and reviews daily area Quality Control and maintaining QC database. Sets up and validates new assays as assigned.
  • Recommends new policies and procedures for the unit and modifies existing or authors new Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Regularly provides instruction for new employees and students in the theory and practice of laboratory medicine and the interpretation of results. 
  • Serves in a mentor to team members, providing guidance and reviewing and checking work.  
  • Trains and assesses the competency of staff in the unit and issues formal evaluations.
  • Regularly interacts with non-laboratory departments to organize work flow, trouble shoot problems, and find resolution in order to meet client expectations.

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 5 years’) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to retain knowledge in various laboratory units and train new employees
  • Ability to adapt to changes in workflow, unusual circumstances, and high pressure and time-sensitive environments
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Analytical instrumentation skills
  • Ability to work well in a collaborative team environment

Management Role:

Team / Group Leadership: Supervise the daily activities of a small unit or group of individual contributors performing the same or similar tasks where the majority of the time is spent performing the same or directly related individual tasks. Assigns, monitors and reviews progress and accuracy of work, directs efforts and provides technical guidance on more complex issues.  May be required to complete tasks of subordinates when the need arises. May initiate and communicate a variety of personnel actions (e.g. performance and salary reviews, time off requests, timesheet and expense report approvals).

Working Environment: 

PPD values the health and wellbeing of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive.  Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:

·    Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.  

·    Able to work upright and stationary and/or standing for typical working hours.  

·    Able to lift and move objects up to 25 pounds  

·    Able to work in non-traditional work environments.  

·    Able to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.  

·    May have exposure to potentially hazardous elements, including infectious agents, typically found in healthcare or laboratory environments.

·     Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.    



PPD Defining Principles


- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer’s trust - We are gamechangers - We do the right thing - We are one PPD  


If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world’s most urgent health needs, then please submit your application – we’d love to hear from you.  

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