Scientist - (R1046002) in Ithaca, NY at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 11/2/2018

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  • Location:
    Ithaca, NY
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    At least 1 year(s)
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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.


This scientific position builds on past experience, skills and personal attributes of an accomplished bioanalytical scientist. The position involves applying analytical skills to assist in the development and implementation of profit-generating biomarker and biotherapeutic assays. The position also involves the application of validated methods to routine sample analysis. The position is responsible for providing guidance and direction to lower-level LCMS Biologics Scientists and managing communications activities with clients throughout project life to advise of status and to maintain excellent customer relationships.

  • Work under the direction of a Scientific Director or other higher-level scientific personnel to develop, validate and apply new bioanalytical approaches pertaining specifically to LC/MS biomarker and biotherapeutic assays
  • Uphold all safety standards, discipline guidelines and regulatory compliance requirements
  • Maintain accurate documentation during study lifetime and archive material promptly following completion
  • Develop methods including sample preparation, chromatography and mass spectrometry approaches for the detection and quantitation of analytes
  • Conduct all aspects of sample preparation in accordance with position and works with automated extraction instrumentation
  • Make and records observations, performs calculations, and collects and prepares data for evaluation
  • Document all project work according to Quintiles and GLP processes and procedures
  • Perform pipette maintenance and calibration verification. Assists with trouble-shooting laboratory instrumentation and other maintenance as required
  • Use LIMS system to schedule samples, set up and edit work lists and manage bioanalytical data
  • Review run binders and notebooks and other project-related documentation
  • Maintain method development documentation in accordance with departmental procedures
  • Build specialized knowledge in chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques
  • Establish Quintiles BioServices as a preferred outsource provider of LCMS Biologics services
  • Communicate with clients regarding progress on scientific and operational objectives
  • Prepare and presents project data and supporting information. Contributes to and reviews technical reports
  • Work with team members to manage assigned projects to establish priorities, set schedules, and monitor progress to ensure that projects are progressing satisfactorily
  • Instruct Wet Lab personnel, and other scientific employees as needed, in the proper sample preparation and method development routines
  • Provide guidance and direction to lower-level LCMS Biologics Scientists
  • Manage communications activities with clients throughout project life to advise of status and to maintain excellent customer relationships
  • Understanding of chromatography and mass spectrometry instrumentation
  • Ability to maintain clear and efficient method development documentation
  • Ability to follow verbally communicated or draft procedures
  • Highly experienced in all routine laboratory procedures
  • Understanding of development/validation of methodology
  • Understanding of wet-laboratory sample extraction
  • Ability to interact with clients, and work to objectives/timelines
  • Excellent attention to detail and communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or a related field with 1 years’ progressively responsible related experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience in GLP laboratory environment.
  • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers
  • Regular standing and sitting for extended periods of time
EEO Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

We know that meaningful results require not only the right approach but also the right people. Regardless of your role, we invite you to reimagine healthcare with us. You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve human health outcomes.

Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there!

We invite you to join IQVIA™.

Job ID: R1046002