Role details

Consultant/Director of Pathology

Edinburgh   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Senior Anatomic Pathologist to lead central laboratory for clinical trials
  • Q2 Solutions, a leading global clinical trials laboratory services organisation

About Our Client

Launched in 2015, Q2 Solutions is a leading global clinical trials laboratory services organization. We help biopharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics customers improve human health through innovation that transforms science and data into actionable medical insights. Q2 Solutions is a quality driven, responsive partner with strong global experience and deep scientific and medical expertise. The Q2 Solutions joint venture was formed by Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics, combining the best of each parent organizations clinical trials laboratory services capabilities.

Job Description

  • Review and report surgical pathology and cytology samples including routine H&E staining, Immuno-histochemistry and FISH assays on a daily basis.
  • Ensure reporting is completed within the TAT required for the assay/ study.
  • Comply with the international standards for scoring of the assays and participate in peer review programs, CAP proficiency surveys on a regular basis.
  • Participate in the development and validation of new assays in the AP lab with review and interpretation of results for new assays on a regular basis. Involved in trouble shooting and resolution of technical issues related to assay protocol.
  • Participate in the training sessions with pharma and other diagnostic partners for scoring of new assays leading to certification and subsequent analysis of patient samples.
  • Participate in sponsor discussions for new study requests and / or new assay development as and when required.
  • Participate in scientific review for new study requests, provide pathologist expertise and input for the study requirements as and when required.
  • Ensure that the highest standards of quality and customer service are maintained. Collaborate with Quality Assurance staff on development and implementation of effective programs. Monitor outside proficiency testing program as required; take corrective action promptly when results are unsatisfactory.
  • Establish effective staff selection and training program to ensure that qualified staff are hired and continuously trained in order to remain current on testing procedures.
  • Keep abreast of new technical developments. Implement new tests, equipment, programs and/or procedures in the department as needed. Lead continuous improvement initiatives to increase quality of services and operational efficiency.

The Successful Applicant

  • In depth knowledge of clinical testing procedures and applicable laboratory testing regulations
  • Working knowledge of quality assurance and quality control principles and in depth knowledge of company-specific program requirements
  • Knowledge of occupational safety and health rules and regulations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent client management and problem resolution skills
  • High ethical standards
  • Ability to assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients
  • MD with Board certification in Anatomic Pathology with a strong interest in Molecular Pathology and the development of new diagnostics.
  • Applicable certifications and licenses as required by country, state, and/or other regulatory bodies
  • Experience in Molecular Pathology is an advantage.
  • Experience as an Anatomic Pathologist in either hospital or pharmaceutical industry is an advantage.
  • Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech
  • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers
  • Regular sitting for extended periods of time
  • Extensive use of microscope

What's on Offer

Excellent executive level salary, benefits and long term career opportunity

Closing date for applications: 31st August 2016

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