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Laboratory Technical Associate - (1804038) in Durham, NC at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 2/23/2018

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Job Description

Launched in 2015, Q2 Solutions is a leading global clinical trials laboratory services organization. We help biopharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics customers improve human health through innovation that transforms science and data into actionable medical insights. Q2 Solutions is a quality driven, responsive partner with strong global experience and deep scientific and medical expertise. The Q2 Solutions joint venture was formed by Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics, combining the best of each parent organizations clinical trials laboratory services capabilities.


Job Summary:
The Lab Systems Technician will serve mainly as supporting role to in the Business development of the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).  This individual will use knowledge of molecular biology workflows in a laboratory environment to assist in implementation and improvement to software systems to support day-to-day sample processing.  Duties include gathering business requirements, documentation of system configuration, and addition software validation activities.  System configuration work will be conducted in web-based and Java environment.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Adhere to all corporate policies, procedures and employee handbook contents.
  • Use knowledge of molecular biology techniques to translate business needs to system configurations.
  • Coordinate with lab users to define business requirements.
  • Coordinate with Business Analyst, IT, and Development groups to address finalized business requirements.
  • Perform basic (non-coding) configuration to software systems.
  • Draft User Acceptance Testing documents.
  • Document configuration applied to LIMS and other systems.
  • Work as part of a larger working group to adhere to an applied timeline for development releases.
  • Participate in user training and serve as an expert on LIMS configurations.

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of laboratory procedures and experience working in a scientific laboratory.
  • Experience in a high-throughput sequencing, molecular biology, or genetics laboratory.
  • Working knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and any other governing regulatory requirements preferred.
  • Familiarity with written laboratory procedures, methods, and user manuals.
  • Experience working in a laboratory with a LIMS system preferred.  Experience with the Clarity LIMS system is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with manipulating software systems or software validation activities is desirable but not required.
  • Must be detail oriented, organized, and capable of handling multiple tasks.
  • Solid written and oral communication skills.
Minimum Required Education and Experience:

•  Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field; or the equivalent combination or specialized experience and training in biology, chemistry, molecular biology, next-gen sequencing, or genetics.
Physical Requirements
  • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers.
  • Use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech.
  • Regular sitting for extended periods of time.
  • May require occasional travel.
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Job ID: 1804038


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