•Performs, reviews, and interprets complex, esoteric, and routine chemical, hematological, coagulation, renal, lipid, and hormonal analyses by manual, automated, and/or microscopic means.
•Integrates analytical results with specific and highly varied clinical trial protocols to evaluate credibility, appropriateness and accuracy of test results in order to facilitate entry or exclusion of subjects from research programs.
•Operates, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs clinical laboratory equipment, including routine preventative maintenance, calibrations, and safety checks. Recognizes and pursues instrument problems and resolutions and independently evaluates and takes appropriate course of action necessary to produce accurate patient information when major instrument problems occur.
•Evaluates analytical reagents, calibrators, and QC standards to ensure the accuracy of analytical results.
•Evaluates quality control procedures, evaluates results, and implements corrective action when indicated. Performs ongoing statistical data analysis to detect trends and problems and undertakes corrective action.
•Runs comparison studies for precision, accuracy, and linearity on new or existing assays or instruments. Assists with design and implementation of new procedures and the modification of existing procedures.
•Provides instruction for new employees and students in the theory and practice of laboratory medicine and the interpretation of results.
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 0 to 2 years’) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience.
•Years of experience refers to typical years of related experience needed to gain the required knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the job. Years of experience are not to be used as the only determining factor in establishing the job class or making employment selection decisions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Excellent critical thinking skills
•Good time management and organizational skills
•Ability to multi-task
•Good 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
•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.
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