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Senior Scientist, Method Development (R1063566) in Ithaca, NY at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 5/20/2019

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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.

Working under minimal supervision of the Associate Director of Method Development, the Senior Scientist is responsible for developing rugged, challenging bioanalytical methods, for providing clear documentation during the method hand-off process, and for assisting in troubleshooting of methods.


  • Develop reliable extraction, chromatographic and mass spectrometric analysis procedures for highly challenging and complex methods.
  • Document all project work according to Method Development processes and procedures.
  • Communicate progress and status to the Associate Director of Method Development and Project Management as necessary.
  • Present method development results at Prevalidation Committee Meeting.
  • Independently interact with Project Management and client to provide updates on project status as necessary.
  • Efficiently guide Wet Lab staff with clear instructions and communication.
  • Provide Project Management clear documentation of method and work with analytical staff during the method hand-off process after a successful method development.
  • Strengthen knowledge in chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques.
  • Participate in company-wide analytical issues as needed.
  • Evaluate rigor of method development processes to ensure successful method hand-off and validation.
  • Develop and implement standardized procedures to facilitate routine method development.
  • Function as scientific resource, including training, assisting in troubleshooting, and participating in scientific initiatives.
  • May prepare biological samples (plasma, serum, urine, tissue, etc) for LC-MS/MS analysis by solid-phase extraction, liquid-liquid extraction, protein precipitation, etc.
  • Utilize laboratory equipment including micropipettes, automated extraction instrumentation, centrifuges, glassware, notebooks, etc.
  • May prepare stock and working solutions.
  • May weigh reference compounds if respirator-certified.
  • Develop awareness of new technologies and participate in evaluation processes.
  • Assist in maintaining adequate supplies.
  • Maintain housekeeping standards for work area.


  • Highly experienced in LC/MS theory and techniques.
  • Advanced knowledge of chemistry involved in method development procedures.
  • Ability to analyze method development data and make sound conclusions on subsequent steps.
  • Ability to develop and present well organized Prevalidation Committee Meeting presentations.
  • Excellent attention to detail and communication skills.
  • Experienced in all routine laboratory procedures.
  • Ability to complete documentation per Method Development requirements.
  • Ability to work well with others and independently.
  • Ability to think creatively and analytically solving method development challenges.
  • Experience with viscous/non-fluid matrices and other challenging bioanalytical matrices.
  • Ability to perform accurate and precise processing of biological samples.
  • Ability to follow written and oral scientific directions.
  • Ability to adhere to 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.


  • 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.


  • Use of personal protective equipment for extended periods
  • Use of laboratory equipment, some procedures requiring repetitive motion
  • Some extended periods of standing and sitting

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Job ID: R1063566