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Scientific Advisor, Oncology (US or EU) (R1052316) in Durham, NC at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 12/6/2018

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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.  A joint venture of IQVIA (formerly QuintilesIMS) and Quest Diagnostics, Q2 Solutions combines the best of each parent organization’s clinical trials laboratory services capabilities to fulfill its mission of treating each sample as if a life depends on it.


Provide Oncology Scientific and Technical leadership to guide and make recommendations with key Pharma customers for their Oncology Clinical Development programs. To ensure these match with internal capabilities ensuring coordination with Technical, Scientific Support and Sales functions across the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific and China Labs


  • Main Scientific point of contact and provides global scientific oversight for key customers.
  • Leads Early Engagement between biomarker scientists and clinical scientists to provide input in tests, platforms and associated technical aspects of the trials
  • Supports feasibility discussions concerning assay transfer and test validation to ensure biomarker methods fit the study requirements including new technology evaluation.
  • Coordinates scientific activities across Q2 Solutions lab network and Scientific Advisors (e.g. oncology, anatomic pathology, genomics, immunoassays, flow cytometry and CDx/IVD, regulatory)
  • Responsible for scientific escalation
  • Contributes to the Scientific Governance meetings
  • Utilize the extended capabilities of our parent organizations, IQVIA and Quest Diagnostics for Disease Area and other subject matter expertise
  • Perform research, benchmarking and comparative analyses to nurture innovation and review for new technologies/assays to support Scientific Affairs and Translational Science for potential assay development.
  • Provide scientific/technical support for bid defense prep meetings and capability presentations for oncology trials.
  • Preparing scientific material including white papers, training documents regarding Q2 Solutions oncology laboratory testing services and support global S&M activities
  • Support scientifically sound approach/proposal forward to bid team for requests for information (RFIs), requests for proposals (RFPs), and other queries related to Oncology clinical trials.
  • Participate in and develop initiatives based on Oncology subject-matter expertise to further educate colleagues throughout the organization on lab/use of biomarkers in clinical trials, e.g. Internal Scientific forums on specific oncology indications or technical areas related to Oncology Clinical Trials.
  • Work with internal functions (e.g. Marketing, Strategy) to create scientific client-facing material (e.g. slide decks, webinars, newsletters, web content, etc.) and represent Q2 Solutions at conferences and other events related to Oncology Clinical Trials.
  • Utilize sound knowledge and understanding of Q2 Solutions internal processes, practices and capabilities.
  • If required, support the above tasks for other Therapy Areas.


  • Possess a general knowledge of clinical laboratory regulations, ICH and GxP guidelines.
  • Possess effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must be detail oriented with excellent organizational skills. 
  • Must be open to travelling


  • B.Sc. diploma is a minimal requirement with a minimum of 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical or clinical trial environment including experience with oncology therapeutic are and all areas of the clinical laboratory testing including new assay development, or other comparable combination of education, training and experience.
  • Ph.D. diploma is an asset.
  • Management experience is desired.


  • Position requires extensive use of the telephone and face-to-face communications, which requires the accurate perception of speech.
  • Must be able to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Position also requires keyboarding involving repetitive motions with fingers and sitting for long periods of time.
  • Position can require travelling to meet customers for bid defense.
  • Position can US or EU based.

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Job ID: R1052316