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Associate Scientist, Lab Ops

Location: Durham, North Carolina

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At the forefront of genomics, flow cytometry, anatomic pathology, vaccines, bioanalytical and other laboratory services, we deliver cutting-edge solutions with a continuous investment in innovative laboratory testing capabilities.

You will have the opportunity to apply your scientific expertise alongside industry thought leaders, use advanced technologies and learn pioneering techniques in one of our many state-of-the-art global laboratories.

We treat each sample as if a life depends on it. We know there are patients out there hoping for a cure, and together, we can turn that hope into help.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Entry-level, Mid-level, Senior-level
  • Travel: No

Success profile

What makes Scientists at Q2 Solutions successful? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Innovative
  • Analytical
  • Ambitious
  • Problem solver
  • Organized
  • Results driven

Career path

As you progress through your career, you'll play a vital role in helping our customers develop drugs and devices faster and more efficiently than ever before, improving healthcare for future generations.

  1. Lab Assistant
  2. Lab Associate
  3. Associate Scientist
  4. Scientist
  5. Senior Scientist
  6. Associate Principal Scientist
  7. Principal Scientist


“What gets me most excited about being part of Q2 Solutions is working with cutting-edge technologies that help patients and further innovation in the field.”

Todd L., Scientist

A career at Q2 Solutions will provide...

  • Health &

    Benefits that
    support your
    overall well-being

  • Professional Development

    Work culture that supports improved work-life balance

  • Awards & Recognition

    Programs that celebrate and recognize accomplishments

  • Collaboration

    Cross-functional idea sharing and thinking to accomplish common goals

Associate Scientist, Lab Ops

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Location: Durham, North Carolina, United States R1330734

Job description

Job Overview
Responsible for performing routine analysis and laboratory testing procedures to obtain data for use in drug development and clinical trials research.

• Responsible for performing and documenting analytical procedures in accordance with SOPs and regulatory guidelines.
• Performs routine data analysis to determine if an analytical procedure is proceeding according to expectations and that the results are within acceptable tolerances.
• Identifies and documents potential performance errors or otherwise unusual results and escalates to senior lab personnel.
• Prepares data analysis results for upload to LIMS system under the guidance of senior level staff.
• Assists in quality investigations, deviations, and resolution.
• Prepares buffers and solutions for analysis, as required.
• Assists in the review and update of laboratory procedures and techniques.
• Guides entry level staff on routine procedures and supports on-boarding of new staff.
• Performs and document calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment as assigned.
• Performs and documents hands on training for other lab personnel in areas of proven competency as assigned.
• Assists in the review and development of laboratory procedures and techniques.
• Assists in the implementation of procedural changes as assigned.
• Notifies inventory staff of supply shortages.
• May represent lab team on cross functional projects.
• Responsible for clear, accurate, and timely communications with cross functional stakeholders.
• Participates in continuing education through self-study, attending training sessions and lectures and meetings.
• Supports safety, quality, and 6S requirements and initiatives.
• Complies with company's procedures and applicable regulatory requirements.

• Bachelor's Degree  required
• Other equivalent combination of education and experience required Or
• Bachelor's Degree Some CAP/CLIA lab locations may require a BS in chemistry, biology, or medical laboratory technology degree Required

• 6 months of experience in a regulated laboratory environment.
• Requires basic knowledge of assigned technical area, systems and procedures obtained through prior work experience.
• Demonstrates understanding of functional area and responsibilities.
• Working knowledge of any applicable regulatory standards within area of responsibility, such as Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
• Proficiency with relevant laboratory techniques.
• Knowledge of laboratory safety and infection control procedures and practices including standard precautions and hazardous chemical handling.
• Experience working with automation or specialized laboratory equipment.
• Proficiency with routine and some non-routine laboratory calculations regarding batches and specimens including averages, means, standard deviations, and various quality control metrics.
• Good computer skills using Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
• Capable of handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
• Ability to effectively collaborate with internal stakeholders.
•  Applicable certificaand/or other regulatory bodies by country, state, and/or other regulatory bodies  Req

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.

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all, including veterans and candidates with disabilities.

As the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, Q² Solutions' ability to operate and provide certain services to customers and partners necessitates Q² Solutions and its employees meet specific requirements regarding vaccination status.

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