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ICON Clinical Research Lab Analyst Intern- QC Lab in Lenexa, Kansas

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 center 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.

You are a task-oriented, analytical and science-minded individual. You are a logical thinker who likes all things to be in order around you, yet you are easily adaptable to change. You strive for perfection, and you are never done learning. You are open to keeping your schedule flexible when there is extra work to be done to meet a deadline. Still here? Wonderful! Because the Lab Analyst internship is an excellent opportunity to drive your career forward; learn Laboratory Science and be a part of the evolution of medicine.

What will you be doing?

As a Lab Analyst Intern you are part of the operational team within the bioanalytical or clinical laboratory. You will ensure the appropriate development, validation and use of analytical methods. Daily tasks for our interns may involve performing Quality Control laboratory testing to ensure products are accurate, stable and safe from manufacturing to finished product. This work is performed within a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)/Good Lab Practices (GLP) environment following current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), ISO and company’s SOPs.


  • Perform method development, method validation and/or transfer activities of analytical methods. Primary technique is (U)HPLC

  • Interpreting and data processing/reporting results and approve or reject sample analysis

  • Perform peer review of technical documents for accuracy, thoroughness and regulatory compliance.

  • Perform glassware washing, reagents and solutions preparation, and general laboratory cleaning.

  • Responsible for inspection, release and destruction of production materials, components, and chemicals to manufacturing facility; including intermediates.

  • Responsible for sampling Raw Materials in an ISO Classified environment; including preparation and shipment of samples to the required laboratories.

  • Identifying deviations and performing investigation under supervision of a lab analyst level 3 or higher

  • Ensures on-time task completion to support the overall goal of on-time study completion

What do you need to have:

  • Currently a Junior or Senior enrolled in an undergraduate program in chemistry, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical science, or closely related science program

  • Experience working in a laboratory setting is beneficial but not required

  • Coursework that includes laboratory exposure

  • Good organizational and time management skills, with strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment and willing to learn

  • Read, write and speak fluent English.

  • Availability to work full-time

*Location: ICON Lab Lenexa, KS

This is an intern position that will tentatively start 12June-18Aug

Benefits of Working in ICON:

Our success depends on the quality of our people. That’s why we’ve made it a priority to build a culture that rewards high performance and nurtures talent.

We offer very competitive salary packages. And to keep them competitive, we regularly benchmark them against our competitors. Our annual bonuses reflect delivery of performance goals – both ours and yours.

We also provide a range of health-related benefits to employees and their families and offer competitive retirement plans – and related benefits such as life assurance – so you can save and plan with confidence for the years ahead.

But beyond the competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, you’ll benefit from an environment where you are encouraged to fulfil your sense of purpose and drive lasting change.

ICON 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 through the form below.