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Associate Scientist, Sample Preparation

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Primary Location: Ithaca, New York, United States Full time R1221592

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. 

PURPOSE
Performs a wide variety of increasingly complex technical laboratory experiments and procedures related to sample
preparation. This can include method development/optimization and troubleshooting experiments, validation, and study
sample preparation in addition to the preparation of solutions and reagents. Assists in maintaining lab equipment, supports lab
safety, and complies with Q2 procedures and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) requirements, as applicable.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Execution of ELISAs, RIAs, cell-based assays and other immunoassay techniques as required in a BSL2.
• May act as project leader depending on experience/training level.
• Participate in routine sample analysis, method development, and method validation experiments.
• Work with automated instrumentation.
• Responsible for providing clear communication with higher level Scientific, Project Management, Quality Control, and
Quality Assurance teams.
• Prepare stock and working solutions/standards and QC samples. Aliquots control matrices.
• Weigh reference compounds, if respirator-certified.
• Make and record observations, perform calculations, and collect and prepare data for evaluation.
• Document all project work according to Q2 and GLP processes and procedures, as necessary.
• Perform pipette maintenance and verification, and other laboratory maintenance as required.
• Assist in maintaining adequate supplies.
• Maintain housekeeping standards for work area.
• Participate in company wide analytical issues, as needed.
• May receive shadowing opportunities or additional training in other areas of the business.
• May interface with Laboratory Operations to request and return study samples and client reference standards.
• May use LIMS system to schedule samples, set-up and edit work list and manage bioanalytical data.
• 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
• Comply with all applicable regulatory standards, including Good Clinical and Good Laboratory Practices.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Technical knowledge of serological immunoassay techniques, instrumentation, sample handling and preparation, and
data analysis.
• Ability to assist with cell-culture and cell-based immunoassays, under the direction of a project leader.
• Knowledgeable in chemistry and/or biology.
• Ability to perform accurate and precise processing of client samples.
• Ability to follow written and oral scientific directions.
• Ability to adhere to Q2 and client Standard Operating Procedures.
• Ability to complete documentation per Q2 and GLP requirements, as applicable.
• Ability to multitask and maintain an organized work area.
• Ability to work well with others and independently.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients.
• Excellent attention to detail and communication skills.

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in a Life Sciences discipline; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience in a
laboratory environment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
• Extensive use of micropipettes requiring repetitive motion of hand and wrist.
• Standing or sitting for extended periods of time as work permits.
• May be required to lift 20lb loads on an infrequent basis.
• Ability to wear PPE, as required.
• Will work with general laboratory reagents and research compounds.

EEO Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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 workday_recruiting@iqvia.com to arrange for such an accommodation.

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