Quality Assurance Assistant (Technical Officer), UCD NVRL

06 May 2021
End of advertisement period
20 May 2021
University College Dublin
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a Specified Purpose cover (estimated duration 12 months) temporary panel post of a Quality Assurance Assistant (Technical Officer) within UCD National Virus Reference Laboratory.

The National Virus Reference Laboratory (NVRL) plays an important role in the Irish Health Services as the principal diagnostic and reference service for clinicians investigating virus infections. The NVRL is a demand led service that offers approximately 120 assays for the diagnosis of at least 45 different pathogens and the current workload involves performing in excess of 900,000 tests per annum. The laboratory provides a 24/7 clinical and technical on call service to deal with urgent testing requirements and to support the National Transplant Programme.

The NVRL is accredited by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a National Laboratory for Poliovirus, Influenza, Measles and Rubella. The NVRL is also accredited by the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB) to undertake testing as detailed in the Schedule bearing the Registration Number 326MT, in compliance with the International Standard ISO/IEC 15189:2012 3rd Edition "Medical laboratories - Requirements for quality and competence".

The main purpose of the post is to assist with the development and implementation of a comprehensive Quality Management System (QMS) that fulfils the requirements ISO 15189, and National and EU legislative requirements namely Directives 2002/98 and 2004/23/EC and associated Commission Directives.

95 Technical Officer Salary Scale: €39,515 - €52,460 per annum.

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 20th May 2021

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.