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Senior Scientist, Biotransformation (R1067546) in Indianapolis, IN at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 3/26/2019

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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.


Analyze and report in vitro and in vivo bio-transformation studies, with focus on analytical method development, metabolite profiling, and reporting. Manage and collaborate with senior staff regarding study execution as it relates to timelines, data quality, and interpretation of results.


  • Perform tasks associated with in vitro and in vivo metID studies.
  • Independently develop, implement and/or troubleshoot analytical methods for analysis of drug metabolites, conduct metabolic profiling, and collect appropriate MS and MS/MS data for determination of metabolite structures and associated pathways, using appropriate level of regulatory compliance.
  • Ability to use literature or other resources to perform research on specific scientific issues.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives to increase quality of services and operational efficiency.
  • Collaborate with senior staff to interpret MS/MS data and assign metabolite structures.
  • Independently compile, analyze and prepare data, write reports, and manage study flow.
  • Ensure quality and timely delivery of the project deliverables to clients.
  • Ability to independently develop new laboratory procedures and company Standard Practices.
  • Collaborate with senior staff to interact with clients regarding scientific principles and performance of metabolism studies.
  • Provide training and guidance to lower level and new staff as required.
  • Evaluate new technologies, techniques, study designs or equipment.


  • Sound knowledge of drug metabolism processes, including analytical method development, metabolite profiling, and metabolic processes.
  • In-depth knowledge of laboratory equipment and instrumentation, with particular focus on MS instrumentation (MS and MS/MS data collection and basic interpretation; instrument trouble shooting).
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, management, and clients.
  • Recognized as an effective team member; modeling work on best practices; offering oversight, support and advice to team members.
  • Knowledge and ability to implement good laboratory practices and other standards within area of responsibility.
  • Good documentation skills; ability to manage and maintain complete and accurate records of experiments.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in work against milestones or goals.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge and implementation of safe laboratory practices.
  • Ability to critically evaluate data and lab processes; propose and implement new approaches.
  • Ability to mentor lower level and new staff.


  • Master's degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or biology or related field and 2 years of relevant experience or bachelor’s degree and 5 years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


  • Work is performed in a laboratory environment, full manual dexterity and visual acuity required
  • May be exposed to potential physical harm from hazardous chemicals, infectious diseases, blood-borne pathogens, toxic materials, toxic gases, electrical hazards, dangerous tools and equipment
  • Use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers
  • Regular sitting or standing for extended periods of time
  • Occasional travel

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Job ID: R1067546