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Flow Cyometry Assay Development Scientist (R1042729) in Marietta, GA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 12/7/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Marietta, GA
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    12/7/2018
  • Job ID:
    R1042729

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
Working under minimal supervision of the Management of the Translational Science Lab (TSL), the Scientist is responsible for performing validations of flow cytometry methods, operation of flow cytometers (BD) and complies with Q2 Solutions procedures and Good Clinical Practices (GCP) requirements, as applicable
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Participate in routine sample analysis and method validation experiments
• Develop flow cytometry methods under the guidance of TSL Management for more challenging projects with input from senior scientific staff to support regulated, fit-for-purpose or discovery immunology projects.
• Make and record observations to facilitate efficient method development and validations.
• Document all project work according to Q2 Solutions processes and procedures.
• Communicate progress and status to the TSL Management as necessary.
• Meet responsibilities and study objectives according to tight timelines.
• Function as a scientific resource, including training, assisting in troubleshooting, and participating in scientific initiatives.
• Utilize laboratory equipment including pipettes, centrifuges, glassware, notebooks, etc.
• Prepare stock and working solutions and QC samples.
• Assist in maintaining adequate supplies.
• Maintain housekeeping standards for work area.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Knowledgeable in chemistry, biology and/or immunology.
• Highly experienced in all routine laboratory procedures.
• Competent in flow cytometry techniques.
• Competent in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet design and validations.
• Ability to complete documentation per Method Development requirements.
• Excellent attention to detail and communication skills.
• Ability to analyze method development data and make sound conclusions on subsequent steps.
• Ability to perform accurate and precise processing of biological samples.
• Ability to follow written and oral scientific directions.
• Ability to work well with others and independently.
• Ability to adhere to Standard Operating Procedures.
• Ability to think creatively and analytically solving method development challenges.
• Ability to multitask and maintain an organized work area.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients.
 
MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or a related field with 1-3 years’ experience including experience in flow cytometry method development; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience in bioanalytical laboratory environment


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Job ID: R1042729