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Associate Scientist Sample Preparation (Sign on bonus offered)

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Ithaca, New York, United States| New York, United States Full time R1386493

Job description


Responsible for routine sample preparation duties inclusive of troubleshooting routine experiments, and the preparation of solutions and reagents.


  • Executes routine techniques to ensure biological sample is prepared for subsequent analysis.
  • Executes routine techniques related to assigned area of work, such as extractions from biological matrices, tissue preparation, or purification.
  • Responsible for performing and documenting testing in accordance with SOPs and applicable regulatory guidelines.
  • Makes and records observations, perform calculations, and collect and prepare data for evaluation.
  • Identifies and documents potential performance errors or otherwise unusual results and escalate to senior lab personnel.
  • Assists in maintaining laboratory equipment.
  •  Assists in good housekeeping of the lab environment, consistent with 6S standards.
  • Assists in maintaining adequate inventory.
  •  Responsible for clear, accurate, and timely communications with cross functional stakeholders.
  •  Documents all project work according to Q2 Solutions and regulatory processes and procedures, as applicable.
  • May interface with applicable LIMS system for workflow management.
  • May work with automated instrumentation.
  •  Supports safety, quality, and 6S requirements and initiatives.
  •  Complies with company's procedures and applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Participates in continuing education through self-study, attending training sessions and meetings.


  • Basic knowledge of lab principles
  • Good reading ability.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Proficiency with pipetting techniques.
  • Basic knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and other regulatory agency standards within area of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety and infection control procedures and practices including standard precautions and hazardous chemical handling.
  • Knowledge of laboratory equipment, instrumentation and terminology used in the area of responsibility.
  •  Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to maintain effective reporting procedures and control workflow.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with internal stakeholders.
  • Applicable certifications and licenses as required by local regulations.


  • Bachelor's Degree required Or
  • Other equivalent combination of education and experience

Q² Solutions,IQVIA’s laboratory business, creates connected intelligence by combining our expertise, technology and analytics - this fuels unparalleled research & development solutions. We uphold a deep commitment to patients, sites, customers, and each other.

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all, including veterans and candidates with disabilities.

Q² Solutions’ ability to operate and provide certain services to customers and partners necessitates Q² Solutions and its employees meet specific requirements regarding COVID-19 vaccination status.

The potential base pay range for this role, when annualized, is $48,900.00 - $73,200.00. The actual base pay offered may vary based on a number of factors including job-related qualifications such as knowledge, skills, education, and experience; location; and/or schedule (full or part-time). Dependent on the position offered, incentive plans, bonuses, and/or other forms of compensation may be offered, in addition to a range of health and welfare and/or other benefits.
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