Laboratory Coordinator (PACE)

at ICON Strategic Solutions in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description


ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organization. From molecule to medicine, we advance clinical research providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organizations. With our patients at the centre of all that we do, we help to accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life. Our people are our greatest strength, are at the core of our culture, and the driving force behind our success. ICON people have a mission to succeed and a passion that ensures what we do, we do well.

ICON Government and Public Health Solutions (IGP) is a full-service CRO specializing in preclinical through phase IV support of clinical research and clinical trial services for biologics, drugs, and devices. We help our customers get their products to market faster with an array of research, regulatory, and sponsor services. Globally, we respond rapidly to health crises and serve where few others do. We create a unique synergy in the global market, with projects spanning the government, academic, and commercial sectors. ICON Government and Public Health Solutions has a distinct ability to provide rapid response efforts to global health crises.

IGP is recruiting for a Laboratory Coordinator (PACE) to support Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR).


+ Receive and stay current with all required training courses to conform to Institute policies, including those related to laboratory safety, security, information management, animal care and others.

+ Manage laboratory in accordance with WRAIR, AALAC and Safety regulations and respond to all requests for improvements in a timely manner in coordination with the PI.

+ Manage laboratory equipment in accordance with WRAIR regulations and coordinate with outside vendors to ensure proper function and repairs as needed.

+ Perform behavioral tests on rats, including advanced computer-controlled behavioral testing systems such as elevated plus maze, acoustic startle, open field, operant conditioning, associative conditioning, and other tests as assigned.

+ Perform blood draws, tissue dissection, and proper processing and storage of specimens to support studies.

+ Participates in the development of new methods, approaches, or procedures to include electrophysiological recording and animal surgeries.

+ Process, analyze, and visualize data in graphical or other tabulated formats per laboratory standards.

+ Manage development and maintenance of up-to-date laboratory SOPs and best laboratory practices in coordination with the PI and other research staff.

+ Develop and demonstrate excellent and professional rapport with research assistants in the laboratory, and other Institute personnel.

+ Proactively manage and engage in multiple ongoing laboratory efforts simultaneously to include managing lab calendar to ensure lab resources and personnel are allocated according to lab priorities with input from the PI.

+ Manage orderly storage and inventory of purchased supplies, equipment and materials necessary to conduct experiments and maintain the laboratories, to include laboratory animals; Initiate and track purchase requests for supplies and animals with input from the PI.

+ Draft administrative documents for submission through internal processes with minimal oversight from the PI to include but not limited to minor IACUC amendments, CAPR requests, agreement requests, purchase requests, ARC requests, PBAC requests and annual and other protocol censuses.

+ Orient new technicians to laboratory procedures and standards as needed; coordinate lab member orientations and document proficiencies in technical skills for lab members.

+ Coordinate with oversight departments to ensure compliance with WRAIR regulations.

+ Adhere to scientific standards of responsible conduct of research, and scientific integrity.


+ Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree with a minimum of 2-years experience in preclinical research, or bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5 years’ experience with progressive increases in responsibility in preclinical research.

+ Must be able to work independently following a brief period of specific technical training

+ Proficient in productivity software programs including Word, Excel, GraphPad Prism, SPSS Statistics, and others.

Benefits of Working in ICON:

Our success depends on the knowledge, capabilities and quality of our people. That’s why we are committed to developing our employees in a continuous learning culture – one where we challenge you with engaging work and where every experience adds to your professional development.

At ICON, our focus is to provide you with a comprehensive and competitive total reward package that comprises, not only an excellent level of base pay, but also a wide range of variable pay and recognition programs. In addition, our best in class employee benefits, supportive policies and wellbeing initiatives are tailored to support you and your family at all stages of your career – both now, and into the future.

ICON, including subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know.

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Posted Date 2 months ago (9/29/2022 11:13 AM)

ID 2022-96347

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Posted On: Nov 23, 2022

Updated On: Dec 03, 2022

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