Senior Laboratory Associate (R1107475) in Durham, NC at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 1/2/2020

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    Durham, NC
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Job Description

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.


Perform a wide variety complex testing procedures to obtain data from client specimens. Provide documentation and review of  work performed in a timely manner.  Provide technical insight for equipment/platform selection and technical transfer of assays for the Production Laboratory. Performs work in accordance with ICH E6 Guideline for Good Clinical Practice.


  • Complete and prepare documentation in compliance with regulatory and corporate guidelines.
  • Perform and document all specimen test procedures with accuracy, consistency and timeliness in accordance with current standard operating procedures (SOPs) and regulatory guidelines.
  • Exercise good judgment in assessing whether test procedure is proceeding according to expectations and that the results are within acceptable tolerances.
  • Identify abnormal progress of test procedure, potential QC failures, or otherwise unusual results and escalate to senior lab personnel immediately.
  • Perform and document calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment and reagent qualification/QC as assigned.
  • Perform and document hands on training for other Laboratory Associates in areas of proven competency as assigned.
  • Assist in transitioning new assays/methods from R&D into the Production Laboratory
  • Assist in process improvements to increase data quality, lower costs, or reduce turnaround times to include, updating SOPs/PTR’s, assisting with troubleshooting.
  • May lead a laboratory or cross functional project and assist with implementation.
  • May act as a technical resource for laboratory staff and support the team in the absence of the Supervisor.
  • Participate in continuing education through self-study, attending training sessions and off-site lectures and meetings.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or Chemistry
  • 3 years’ experience manipulating RNA and/or DNA in a clinical, research, academic or commercial/production laboratory environment
  • Equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Experience in a clinical laboratory operating under GLP and/or CLIA guidelines preferred
  • DNA and RNA Sequencing, Genotyping, Gene Expression, or DNA/RNA Isolations experience

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Job ID: R1107475