Senior Scientist, Method Development - (R1046020) in Ithaca, NY at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 11/2/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Ithaca, NY
  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    11/2/2018
  • Job ID:
    R1046020

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.

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.  Our company vision is to lead the industry and become our customer’s first choice for laboratory services.  Our culture is centered on Quality, Innovation, Teamwork, Ownership, Respect, and Client Focus. 

 
OVERVIEW
We are seeking a bioanalytical senior scientist with significant LC-MS/MS method development experience to join our small molecule method development team.  This position is in our Ithaca, New York location, one of the world’s largest and most respected bioanalytical labs.  The successful candidate will utilize state of the art bioanalytical instrumentation, gain experience in a leading global CRO while working with talented co-workers and clients around the globe.
 
PURPOSE
The Senior Scientist, Method Development, is a key scientific position in the organization, part of the team responsible for small molecule method development activities.  Your primary goal will be to develop methods that seamlessly transfer to our method validation team.  Critical skills required of this position include the ability to efficiently develop rugged, innovative LC-MS/MS methods, being logical with excellent troubleshooting skills, being self-directed and action-oriented, being creative and flexible, possessing excellent communication skills, and the ability to collaborate with colleagues and clients.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Develop reliable LC-MS/MS methods, including extraction, chromatographic and mass spectrometric procedures for challenging and complex methods.
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with clients, project management, and team members.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement of the method development processes to ensure successful method hand-off and validation.
  • Function as scientific resource, including training, assisting in troubleshooting, and participating in facility-wide scientific initiatives.
  • Utilize laboratory equipment including micropipettes, automated extraction instrumentation, centrifuges, glassware, notebooks, etc.
  • Develop awareness of new technologies and participate in evaluation processes.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Highly experienced in LC/MS theory and techniques.
  • Advanced knowledge of chemistry involved in bioanalytical method development procedures.
  • Ability to analyze method development data and make sound conclusions.
  • Excellent attention to detail and communication skills.
  • Ability to follow written and oral scientific directions, including Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Ability to multitask and maintain an organized work area.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients.
MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or a related field with 5 years’ experience including experience in LC/MS method development; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience in a bioanalytical laboratory environment.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Use of personal protective equipment for extended periods
  • Use of laboratory equipment, some procedures requiring repetitive motion
  • Some extended periods of standing and sitting
Q2 Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. 

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: R1046020