- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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.