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Medical Laboratory Technician

Posted 14 June 2024
What is in it for youNegotiable
Job type Permanent

Job description

Medical Laboratory Technician

About Us: We are a leading clinical research organization dedicated to advancing medical science and improving patient outcomes. Our team is committed to excellence in conducting clinical trials, and we are currently seeking a skilled and experienced Medical Laboratory Technician to join our dynamic team.

As the Medical Laboratory Technician, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the efficiency, compliance, and quality of our laboratory operations. This is a hands-on role and would suit someone who wants to retain their practical medical laboratory skills while developing or growing leadership and laboratory management experience.

Day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Staff Optimization: Ensure optimal staffing levels within the laboratory to support operational needs.
  • Equipment Management: Ensure that all laboratory equipment is maintained and fit for purpose, staying informed about technological advances to advise on future-proofing strategies.
  • Workflow Optimization: Optimize laboratory layout and workflow to maximize efficiency in sample processing.
  • Compliance Monitoring: Monitor staff compliance with Good Laboratory Practices and clinical trial guidelines.
  • Freezer Maintenance: Ensure timely maintenance and defrosting of freezers, along with safe storage of samples. Manage the 24/ 7 on-call roster for fridges and freezers.
  • Subject Matter Expertise: Provide expertise on laboratory feasibility for new studies and support the identification of third-party vendors.
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs): Develop, implement, and maintain SOPs to ensure adherence to quality standards.
  • Training and Education: Develop and implement training programs for laboratory staff and ensure ongoing education on best practices.
  • Partner Site Support: Lead the set-up of laboratory services at partner sites and provide ongoing liaison and troubleshooting support.
  • Documentation and Compliance: Ensure accurate completion of documentation related to sample processing, equipment maintenance, and shipment.
  • Health and Safety: Ensure compliance with health and safety guidelines and infection control practices.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science.
  • Registered Medical Laboratory Technician in New Zealand.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a Medical Laboratory Technician.
  • Experience processing PBMC samples is desired.
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment and with clinical trials preferred.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks.

Personal Qualities:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Solutions-oriented with strong critical thinking abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to embrace change and implement new processes.
  • Commitment to quality and continuous improvement.

If this sounds like the role for you, please apply today by following the link, or for a confidential conversation please call or text 022 430 5887