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Scientist, Lab Operations

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

Scientist, Lab Operations

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Location: Ithaca, New York, United States R1324595

Job description

Job Overview
   The Scientist Core LC/MS (Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry) employs liquid chromatographic separation techniques and mass spectrometric analysis for data collection. In addition to instrument operation, the Scientist LC/MS is responsible for some associated instrument maintenance, documentation in accordance with SOPs and regulations, and data processing in a manner which meets company quality best practices, objectives, and timelines.

•    With minimal guidance performs fundamental LC/MS operations to include LC system setup in accordance with validated methodology, mass spectrometer calibration, tuning and optimization, routine LC/MS analysis and data processing. 
•    Assists project management with method troubleshooting through data interpretation, experimental design, and data collection. 
•    Works with Study Lead and project team on project related communications and data generation.
•    Meet responsibilities and study objectives according to timeline expectations. 
•    Train entry level LCMS analysts as appropriate
•    Comply with all applicable regulatory standards, including Good Clinical and Good Laboratory Practices. 
•    Comply with all safety standards established by procedures related to chemical hygiene and biohazard safety.  

•    Independent use of liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry preferred, but not required
•    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.

•    Bachelor’s Degree, Chemistry and/or Biology preferred
•    Minimum 1 year’s experience in bioanalysis using LCMS 


•    The ability to occasionally lift moderately heavy, delicate objects (LC instrumentation).
•    The ability and willingness to work with potentially hazardous chemicals and instrumentation
•    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.

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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