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Associate Scientist, Sample Preparation

Location: Ithaca, New York

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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, Sample Preparation

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Location: Ithaca, New York, United States R1263334

Job description


Works as part of a team also consisting of LCMS Analyst and Study Lead. Performs validation experiments pertaining to regulated bioanalysis in accordance with Q2 SOPs by following methods that have completed the method development/transfer process at Q2. Will generate run documentation and data and will also be involved in method troubleshooting as necessary. Prepares routine 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.

Working in a collaborative manner with LCMS Analyst, will perform validation activities to include:
• Perform Wet Lab review of analytical methods being presented in Pre-Validation meetings
• Attend Pre-Validation Meetings; may sign as approver for Wet Labs
• Work with LCMS Analyst to prepare run instructions for each analytical run
• Prepare biological samples for quantitative and qualitative analysis. May assist with method development and troubleshooting.
• Update Analytical Method Summary promptly as necessary and submit for review and approval.
• Responsible for providing clear communication with the LCMS Analyst and Study Lead.
• Weigh reference compounds
• Prepare stock and working solutions/standards and QC samples.
• Aliquots control matrices.
• Make and record observations, perform calculations, and collect and prepare data for evaluation.
• Document and comply 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.
• Work with automated instrumentation.
• Interface with Sample Management to request and return quality control samples.
• May use LIMS system to set-up and edit worklist and manage bioanalytical data.
• Clean glassware and sustain six sigma in wet laboratory areas
• Peer review wet laboratory preparations
• May be required to perform analytical activities in other pods as resourcing needs and priorities dictate

• Familiarity with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
• Basic knowledge of math and chemistry
• Basic mechanical skills
• Basic computer skills (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet, network navigation, etc.)
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients.
• Familiarity with a variety of pipettes

• Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, or a related field

• OR equivalent combination of education, training and experience in a GLP analytical laboratory.

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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