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Assistant Scientist, Sample Preparation

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Primary Location: Ithaca, New York, United States Full time R1319716

Job description

Job Overview

Works under close supervision from higher level Scientific 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

Under detailed directions from functional leadership, Project Leader or the Study Lead, perform fundamental Wet Laboratory operations to include:

•    Prepare biological samples for quantitative and qualitative analysis. May assist with method development and validation.
•    Responsible for providing clear communication with the Scientific, 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

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 


•    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

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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
•    Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers.
•    Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech.
•    Regular sitting for extended periods of time.
•    The ability and willingness to work with potentially hazardous chemicals and instrumentation.
•    The ability to work with known infectious materials, radioactive materials, and analytes with a high occupational exposure band rating (safety measures provided)
•    The ability and willingness to work with potentially hazardous chemicals and instrumentation.
•    Moderate use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers.
•    Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech.
•    Regular sitting for extended periods of time and periodic standing.


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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. https://www.q2labsolutions.com/careers

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all, including veterans and candidates with disabilities. https://jobs.iqvia.com/q2-solutions-eoe

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. https://jobs.iqvia.com/q2-solutions-covid-19-vaccine-status

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