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Assistant Scientist, Sample Preparation

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Primary Location: Ithaca, New York, United States Full time R1242542

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. 

Job Summary

Works under close supervision from higher level Scientific, Pod Coordinator, and the Study Lead. Performs a variety of technical procedures such as routine sample preparation, method development/optimization and troubleshooting experiments. Also 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.


  • Prepare biological samples for quantitative and qualitative analysis. May assist with method development and validation.
  • Responsible for providing clear communication with the Scientific, Pod Coordinator, Study
  • Lead and LC/MS/MS teams.
  • Prepare stock and working solutions/standards and QC samples.
  • Aliquots control matrices.
  • Weigh reference compounds
  • 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 study samples.
  • May use LIMS system to schedule samples, set-up and edit worklist and manage bioanalytical data.
  • Clean glassware and sustain six sigma in wet laboratory areas
  • Peer review wet laboratory preparations
  • Update Analytical Method Summaries
  • Train to be a back-up Pod Coordinator if needed

Minimum Required Education and Experience

  • High School diploma and 2 years’ relevant lab experience; or bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, or a related field; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience in a GLP analytical laboratory.
  • 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

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable law.

IQVIA, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.  Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to submit an application for employment or otherwise participate in the application process should contact IQVIA’s Talent Acquisition team at to arrange for such an accommodation.

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