Immunoassay Scientist - (R1044233) in Marietta, GA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 10/19/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Marietta, GA
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/19/2018
  • Job ID:
    R1044233

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.

Description

PURPOSE
Perform a variety of technical procedures including Immunoassay development, validation and sample analysis under the direction of the project leader in accordance with Good Laboratory Practice. Responsible for making and recording experimental observations, data analysis and peer review of data. Perform assays according to novel and established test procedures. Prepare lab reagents, participate in maintaining lab equipment and samples, and support lab safety.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Execution of ELISAs, RIAs, cell-based assays and other immunoassay techniques as required in a BSL2 lab under direction of project leader.
  • Learn and perform required laboratory techniques using novel and established protocols and Standard Operation Procedures under the direction of project leader.
  • Perform assays under direction of the project leader.
  • May act as project leader depending on experience/training level.
  • Sample accessioning/handling according to SOP using LIMS system, as required.
  • Perform data analysis, upload run data/results to LIMS system with assistance of project leader.
  • Preparation of stock buffers.
  • Prepare stock and working solutions/standards and QC samples as directed.
  • Aliquot standards, controls, control matrices and other reagents as required.
  • Accurately dispense proprietary/commercial compounds for the preparation of reference material and assay reagents according to direction of project leader or designee.
  • Responsible for documentation of all project work in appropriate laboratory notebooks according to Quintiles and GLP procedures and processes.
  • Prepare and review run binders and notebooks and other project-related documentation with assistance.
  • Assist in changes in Standard Operating Procedure for modifications of existing processes.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and adapt efficiently to program changes.
  • Production of quality data and documentation in adherence to timelines and maintenance of GLP functions in the lab.
  • Responsible for ordering and stocking of laboratory supplies as directed.
  • Maintenance of MSDS and chemical inventory as needed.
  • Maintenance of Calibration certifications and CoA files.
  • Maintenance of laboratory instrumentation as directed.
  • Monitor laboratory systems as directed.
  • Routine safety inspections as directed.
  • Maintain personal training file and assist in training of other technical staff if needed.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Technical knowledge of serological immunoassay techniques, instrumentation, sample handling and preparation, and data analysis.
  • Technical knowledge in key areas of cell-culture and cell-based immunoassays.
  • Ability to maintain clear and efficient method development documentation
  • Ability to optimally maintain long-term culture as needed
  • Ability to assist with the development of cell-based assays
  • Ability to perform accurate and precise processing of client samples
  • Ability to follow scientific directions and work in a team
  • Ability to complete documentation per GLP (Good Laboratory Practices) requirements
  • Ability to adhere to SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)
  • Ability to follow verbally communicated or draft procedures
  • Experienced in all routine laboratory procedures
  • Understanding of development/validation of methodology
  • Ability to work to objectives/timelines
  • Excellent attention to detail and communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients
MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or a related field with 1year of related experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience in GLP laboratory environment.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs
  • Regular standing and sitting for extended periods of time
 
 
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We know that meaningful results require not only the right approach but also the right people. Regardless of your role, we invite you to reimagine healthcare with us. You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve human health outcomes.

Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there!

We invite you to join IQVIA™.


Job ID: R1044233