Senior Bioinformaticist I (R1084992) in Durham, NC at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 6/19/2019

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Q2 Solutions is a leading clinical trial laboratory services organization with end-to-end laboratory services and secure, enterprise-wide biospecimen and consent management solutions. With a relentless focus on quality and innovation, Q2 Solutions uses its global experience and scientific expertise to transform science and data into actionable medical insights that help customers improve human health.  A joint venture of IQVIA (formerly QuintilesIMS) and Quest Diagnostics, Q2 Solutions combines the best of each parent organization’s clinical trials laboratory services capabilities to fulfill its mission of treating each sample as if a life depends on it.


Interact directly with clients on topics ranging from transfer of data, interpretation of analysis results, and consultation on current and future projects.  Provide support and technical expertise to develop and maintain programs to meet internal and external clients’ requests.  Implement project related solutions to the full scope of scientific and/or bioinformatic programming tasks.   


  • Evaluate computational efficiency of large-scale scientific computing systems, such as those needed for genomic sequencing, identifying scientific system software components in need of improvement or replacement.
  • Provide requirements to manage infrastructure (SW updates/HW replacements) in order to support large-scale scientific computing projects, such as genomic sequencing.
  • Develop programming documentation including plans and specifications, as appropriate.
  • Scope and estimate resources, then execute on the analysis of client projects.
  • Provide advanced technical expertise in conjunction with internal and external clients, and independently bring project solutions to teams and department.
  • Perform and plan the development, implementation and validation of new product technologies and applications.
  • Manage department and/or cross-functional project teams, with matrix management responsibilities, to include budget and resource requirements.
  • Provide training and guidance to new staff.


  • Strong knowledge in Linux/UNIX-based systems as well as HW-SW interfaces, storage, networking
  • Strong knowledge of computing languages such as C/C++, Perl, Shell scripting within Bash environment or similar general-purpose programming languages
  • Proficiency in SQL, quantitative tools or languages such as R, SAS, or related analysis software
  • Familiarity with statistical methods
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, leadership and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and projects
  • Excellent level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, bioinformatics, statistics, molecular biology, genetics or related field
  • 5 years relevant experience or master’s degree in computer science, bioinformatics, statistics, molecular biology, genetics or related field and
  • 3 years relevant experience; or PhD or educational equivalent in computer science, bioinformatics, statistics, genetics/molecular biology, or related field; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience


  • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers
  • Regular sitting for extended periods of time
  • Occasional travel

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Job ID: R1084992