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Senior Scientist

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.

PURPOSE
This Sr. Scientist builds on past experience, skills and personal attributes of an accomplished bioanalytical scientist, and requires the ability to act independently with little or no guidance. The position involves applying analytical skills to assist in the development and implementation of profit-generating biomarker assays. An advanced understanding of nanoflow chromatography and modern quadrupole or time-of-flight mass spectrometry instrumentation, development/validation of methodology, biological sample preparation, interpreting of data, interacting with clients, and working to objectives/timelines are integral to this position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work under the general guidance of a Scientific Director to develop and validate new bioanalytical approaches pertaining specifically to biomarker and biotherapeutic assays for disease mechanism investigations and support of drug development studies
  • Work with key clients to implement this service in accordance with their expectations
  • Develop methods including sample preparation, chromatography and mass spectrometry approaches for the detection and quantitation of identified biomarker compounds
  • Validate associated methodologies to a fit-for-purpose extent
  • Coordinate application of validated methods to sample analysis
  • Manage bioanalytical data in Watson LIMS
  • Communicate with clients regarding progress on scientific and operational objectives
  • Work with management to set work plans, goals and metrics to build this service
  • Prepare and presents project data and supporting information. Contributes to and reviews technical reports
  • Attends scientific meetings and client visits to promote Q2 LCMS Biologics business
  • Train less experienced scientific co-workers, when necessary, to support growth of LCMS Biologics service
  • Validate methods to regulatory (GLP) standards
  • Oversee the application of the validated methods to routine sample analysis
  • Oversee daily management of intra- and inter-organizational relationships to ensure timely completion of projects in accordance with customer specification
  • Provide frequent communication of project status with clients
  • Prepare and make external presentations of Q2 LCMS Biologics capabilities to clients and prospective clients
  • Apply analytical skills to assist in the development and implementation of profit-generating assays


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Understanding of chromatography and mass spectrometry instrumentation
  • Understanding of 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 maintain clear and efficient method development documentation
  • Ability to provide verbally communicated or draft procedures
  • Advanced understanding of nano-flow chromatography and modern quadrupole or time-of-flight mass spectrometry instrumentation, development/validation of methodology, biological sample preparation, interpreting of data
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients


MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry/Bioanalytical Chemistry or a related field with 5 years' progressively responsible related experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience in GLP laboratory environment.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers
  • Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech
  • Regular sitting for extended periods of time


IQVIA is an EEO Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

IQVIA, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to submit an application for employment or otherwise participate in the application process should contact IQVIA's Talent Acquisition team at workday_recruiting@iqvia.com to arrange for such an accommodation.

Job ID: R1076485

Senior Scientist

Ithaca, NY
Full Time

Published on 05/16/2019