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Associate Director, Discovery Bioanalysis (R1056490) in Indianapolis, IN at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 5/12/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    5/12/2019
  • Job ID:
    R1056490

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.

PURPOSE
Provide provides operational and scientific leadership to the Discovery group engaged in performing fast turnaround bioanalytical method development, validation and analysis procedures for drug discovery projects. Provide direction and supervision to a designated group of scientific staff to ensure projects are resourced appropriately and employees are trained to meet project needs. Work with staff to ensure all project deliverables are completed to the sponsor’s satisfaction and in accordance with all applicable standard practices and policies. Assist in formulating effective strategic goals and objectives, assure implementation and operational integration of those goals. Work with other functional management to develop strategic initiative implementation plans, including measures to evaluate success. May also serve as project manager, as required. Oversee study execution as it relates to timelines, data quality, and interpretation of results. Establish relationships with clients.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage staff in accordance with organization’s policies and applicable regulations. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance and guiding professional development; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing employee relations issues and resolving problems. Approve actions on human resource matters.
  • Coach and mentor employees around project planning, project review, and problem solving to ensure alignment of work practices across the team through the adoption and use of all process and technology tools.
  • Obtain and provide regular feedback to employees from customers and key stakeholders to assist in personal and professional development. Identify skill and competency gaps at the individual level and work to craft development plans that will close those gaps.
  • Work with staff to identify potential efficiency gains through process improvements or technological advances.
  • Collaborate with other management and leadership team members to proactively identify project and/or individual needs and resourcing solutions in order to manage project issues and obstacles.
  • Functional area technical expert.
  • Propose, manage and implement scientific initiatives and/or strategies in consult with management.
  • Oversee the performance of tasks associated with the execution of project work to Quintiles’ scientific standards and to the complete satisfaction of the customer.
  • Oversee the design, interpretation, validation, implementation, documentation, and reporting, of all project work.
  • Collaborate with clients, external Quintiles divisions, third-party vendors, and Discovery/Metabolism Services staff on scientific issues for complex projects, scientific principles, and regulatory gap analyses.
  • Manage allocation of resources with an eye towards efficiency and quality, including project assignment and capacity management.
  • Provide direction, support, and policy development recommendations to assigned staff and Quintiles management team, as requested by Quintiles management.
  • Maintain awareness of overall developments in the field of Discovery/Metabolism Services; keep abreast of literature, interact with peers in the discovery and metabolism scientific arena, attend professional meetings. Keep abreast of new technologies, techniques, study designs or equipment.
  • Participate in proposal development for Discovery/Metabolism Services business proposals.
  • Participate in business development for Discovery/Metabolism Services Group.
  • Assist management in formulating and implementing effective strategic initiatives and business development in Discovery/Metabolism Services.
  • Assist management in evaluating new technologies


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Sound knowledge of pertinent scientific/experimental concepts and models.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong understanding of the principles of the drug discovery and development processes and applicable
  • national/international regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; highly effective interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work within a matrix team environment.
  • Ability to prioritize, and independently coordinate and manage assigned component of complex projects.
  • Ability to interact in a cross-functional and multi-cultural team environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients.

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, or biology or related field and 3 years’ relevant experience; or Master’s Degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or biology or related field and 6 years’ relevant experience or Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years’ relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.
  • May require occasional travel.


Job ID: R1056490