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Assistant Scientist, Validation Science - (1801627) in Ithaca, NY at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 2/11/2018

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Job Description

Launched in 2015, Q2 Solutions is a leading global clinical trials laboratory services organization. We help biopharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics customers improve human health through innovation that transforms science and data into actionable medical insights. Q2 Solutions is a quality driven, responsive partner with strong global experience and deep scientific and medical expertise. The Q2 Solutions joint venture was formed by Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics, combining the best of each parent organizations clinical trials laboratory services capabilities



Works under guidance of higher level Scientific and Project Management staff. Performs a variety of technical procedures such as sample preparation, and troubleshooting experiments. Also prepares solutions and reagents. Assists in maintaining laboratory equipment, supports lab safety, and complies with Q2 Solutions procedures and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) requirements, as applicable.


  • Process biological samples for quantitative and qualitative analysis in method validation experiments. May also conduct sample preparation for study sample analysis and method development.
  • Responsible for clear communication with Scientific, Project Management and scientific teams.
  • Prepare stock and working solutions/standards and QC samples. Aliquots control matrices.
  • Weigh reference compounds, if respirator-certified.
  • Perform review of analytical instructions and calculations provided by Project Management
  • Make and record observations, perform calculations, and collect and prepare data for evaluation.
  • Document all project work according to Q2 Solutions 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.
  • Comply with all applicable regulatory standards, including Good Clinical and Good Laboratory Practices.


Job Requirements


  • Knowledgeable in basic chemistry and/or biology.
  • Ability to perform accurate and precise processing of client samples.
  • Ability to follow written and oral scientific directions.
  • Ability to adhere to Company and client Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).
  • Ability to complete documentation per Company guidelines and GLP requirements, as applicable.
  • Ability to multitask and maintain an organized work area.
  • Ability to work well with others and independently.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients.
  • Excellent attention to detail and communication skills.
  • High School with 4 years’ experience in a laboratory environment; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • A bachelor’s degree in chemistry or biology is preferred.
  • Extensive use of micropipettes requiring repetitive motion of hand and wrist.
  • Standing or sitting for extended periods of time as work permits.
  • May be required to lift 20lb loads on an infrequent basis.
  • Ability to wear PPE, as required.
  • Will work with general laboratory reagents and research compounds.
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Job ID: 1801627