Assistant Scientist, Sample Prep (R1113627) in Ithaca, NY at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 2/17/2020

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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.


Works under close supervision from higher level Scientific and Project Management staff. Performs a variety of technical procedures such as routine sample preparation, method development/optimization and troubleshooting experiments. Also prepares routine solutions and reagents. Assists in maintaining laboratory equipment, supports lab safety, and complies with Quintiles procedures and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) requirements, as applicable.


  • Prepare biological samples for quantitative and qualitative analysis. May assist with method development and validation.
  • Responsible for providing clear communication with the Scientific, Project Management and LC/MS/MS teams.
  • Prepare stock and working solutions/standards and QC samples. Aliquots control matrices.
  • Weigh reference compounds, if respirator-certified.
  • Make and record observations, perform calculations, and collect and prepare data for evaluation.
  • Document all project work according to Quintiles and GLP processes and procedures, as applicable.
  • Perform pipette maintenance and verification, and other laboratory maintenance as required.
  • Assist in maintaining adequate supplies.
  • Maintain housekeeping standards for work area.
  • May work with automated instrumentation.
  • May interface with Laboratory Operations to request and return study samples.
  • May use LIMS system to schedule samples, set-up and edit worklist and manage bioanalytical data.


  • Highly experienced in all routine laboratory procedures
  • Understanding of development/validation of methodology
  • Understanding of wet-laboratory sample extraction
  • Ability to interact with clients, and work to objectives/timelines
  • Excellent attention to detail and communication skills
  • Ability to maintain clear and efficient method development documentation
  • Ability to follow verbally communicated or draft procedures
  • Understanding of chromatography and mass spectrometry instrumentation
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or a related field with 1 year of related experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience in GLP laboratory environment.


    • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers
    • Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech
    • Regular sitting for extended periods of time

      IQVIA is an EEO Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

IQVIA is an EEO Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

IQVIA, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.  Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to submit an application for employment or otherwise participate in the application process should contact IQVIA’s Talent Acquisition team at to arrange for such an accommodation.

Job ID: R1113627