Senior Method Development Scientist (Future Opportunities in Ithaca, NY) (R1115177) in Ithaca, NY at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 1/28/2020

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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.

Job Summary

Perform a variety of technical procedures including serological and cell-based and other Immunoassay development, validation and sample analysis as team member or functioning as the project leader in accordance with Good Laboratory Practice. Responsible for making and recording experimental observations, data analysis and peer review of data. Perform assays according to novel and established test procedures. Prepare lab reagents, participate in maintaining lab equipment and samples, and support lab safety.


  • Execution of cell-based assays, ELISAs, RIAs, and other immunoassay techniques as required in a BSL2 lab.
  • Learn and perform required laboratory techniques using novel and established protocols and Standard Operation Procedures acting as team member under the direction of project leader or in role of project leader.
  • Responsible for production and maintenance of cell lines and cell/tissue culture in cellular immunology lab.
  • Responsible for method development, method validation and sample analysis with minimal assistance, as team member or project leader.
  • May act as project manager depending on experience.
  • Perform sample accessioning/handling according to SOP using LIQVIA system as needed.
  • Perform data analysis, upload run data/results to LIQVIA system as needed.
  • Responsible for the preparation of stock and working solutions/standards and QC samples as needed.
  • Aliquot standards, controls, control matrices and other reagents, as required.
  • Dispense proprietary/commercial compounds for the preparation of reference material and assay reagents as needed.
  • Responsible for the documentation of all project work in appropriate laboratory notebooks according to and GLP procedures and processes.
  • Prepare and review run binders, notebooks and other project-related documentation. Prepare study worksheets and methods as project leader or team member as needed..
  • Initiate changes in Standard Operating Procedure for modifications of existing processes or preparation of new procedures.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and adapt efficiently to program changes.
  • Production of quality data and documentation in adherence to timelines and maintenance of GLP functions in the lab.
  • Order and stock laboratory supplies if needed.
  • Maintenance of laboratory instrumentation and systems as required.
  • Monitor laboratory systems as needed
  • Routine safety inspections as needed
  • Maintain personal training file and assists in training of other technical staff


Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or a related field, plus 3 years' progressively responsible related experience

OR equivalent combination of education, training and experience in GLP laboratory environment                             

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Job ID: R1115177