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Act Venture Capital Ltd

QC Support



Customer Service
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

About the Company

Through the work that we do, the team at Deciphex helps pharma to accelerate the process of essential drug development and helps patients to get timely and accurate diagnosis.

Founded in Dublin in 2017, Deciphex has scaled rapidly to a team of over 150 people and counting who are providing software solutions to address the pathology gap in research pathology and clinical areas. We have offices in Dublin, Exeter, Oxford, Toronto and Chicago and are expanding our team throughout the world.

We are software developers, clinical specialists, AI engineers, operations professionals and so much more, all working as one team to support our customers and patients. Our team culture is built on trust. We give our team the space they need to deliver results and the environment to ensure they can enjoy doing it.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are excited to take on challenges and value making a difference in their day-to-day work. This is a unique opportunity to make a difference in the emerging Digital Pathology field.

Read more about Deciphex here and more about our incredible team on our Careers Page here

About this Role

This role involves meticulous quality control (QC) of slides images, ensuring adherence to established protocols, and maintaining rigorous documentation. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in laboratory practices, a keen eye for detail, and a commitment to upholding quality standards.


  • Follow all procedures for the inspection of slide images for quality as instructed to.
  • Follow procedures for labeling of slide images.
  • Inspect all images as per instruction/procedure for quality (not limited to focus and tissue completeness) and be able to flag any images of concern during reviews.
  • Work closely with laboratory staff to communicate quality standards or any slides that require rescanning and address any concerns.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records of quality control checks.
  • Understand and apply the principles of Good Laboratory Practice in all QC activities.
  • Ensure non-GLP projects also adhere to high standards of quality and accuracy.
  • Alert supervisors and rest of the team if there are any technical issues during review.
  • Give feedback on any tools used for quality assessment to the technical team as required.
  • Training required for the role, may include ISMS, GLP, DocuSign and GDPR awareness.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • An Associates degree in a life science subject is desirable but not required.
  • Basic IT troubleshooting experience a distinct advantage
  • Experience in diagnostic laboratory or closely related industry (Anatomical Pathology, Pharma, Medical Device, IVD etc. desired but not necessary.
  • Experience with digital pathology is an advantage
  • Experience working with an electronic documentation system is highly desirable.
  • Experience with using Microsoft Excel or Google sheets an advantage
  • Experience with a recognised quality guidance or standard such as CLIA, CAP, GxP/GLP, ISO 13485 and/or ISO 9001 is an advantage.

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Experience with GLP regulations or software will be ‘a distinct advantage’
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to identify subtle defects in slide quality.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to maintain precise records.

Soft Skills

  • You bring a sense of urgency to the work that you do and are able to execute on tasks by using your initiative.
  • You enjoy innovating and bringing new ideas to the table.
  • You like to have autonomy in your role and the independence to manage your own time and workload.
  • You are highly collaborative and enjoy working with lots of different teams and people.
  • You thrive in a fast paced environment and can manage changing priorities.
  • You have great written and oral English language skills.

What are the benefits of working with Deciphex?

  • Healthcare benefits
  • Competitive annual leave
  • A true sense of meaning in your work by contributing to better patient outcomes.
  • The opportunity to work alongside a world-class high performing team in a hyper-growth startup environment.
  • A chance to work on exciting,challenging and unique projects.
  • Regular performance feedback and significant career growth opportunities.
  • A highly collaborative and supportive multi cultural team.

Deciphex is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to the principle of equality. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, religious beliefs, political views, gender identity, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, family or marital status (including pregnancy), disability, membership of the travelling community or any other classification protected by applicable law.