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Scientist, LCMS

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.

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.


  • Work under the direction of a Director or other higher-level scientific personnel to 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
  • Participate in method development, method validation, and sample analysis
  • Perform liquid-liquid, protein precipitation, and solid-phase extractions
  • Work with automated extraction instrumentation
  • Interface with Laboratory Operations to request and return study samples
  • Prepare stock and working solutions/standards and QC samples. Aliquots control matrices
  • Weigh reference compounds if respirator-certified
  • Make and record observations, performs calculations, and collects and prepares data for evaluation
  • Document all project work according to Q2 and GLP processes and procedures
  • Perform pipette maintenance and calibration verification. Assists with trouble-shooting laboratory instrumentation and other maintenance as required
  • Work with team members to manage assigned projects to establish priorities, set schedules, and monitor progress to ensure that projects are progressing satisfactorily
  • Maintain method development documentation in accordance with departmental procedures
  • Strengthen knowledge in chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques
  • Establish Q2 Bioanalytical Labs as a preferred outsource provider of LCMS Biologics services
  • Contribute scientifically to method development
  • Maintain lab equipment, supports lab safety, and comply with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) requirements
  • May coordinate application of validated methods to LCMS Biologics sample analysis
  • May communicate with clients regarding progress on scientific and operational objectives
  • May use LIMS system to schedule samples, set up and edit work lists and manage bioanalytical data
  • May assist with the application of validated methods to routine sample analysis and to direct studies from clients from
  • method development through validation and sample analysis
  • May review run binders and notebooks and other project-related documentation at the direction of the Project Leader (includes validation reports)


  • Highly experienced in all routine laboratory procedures
  • Understanding of wet-laboratory sample extraction
  • Ability to maintain clear and efficient method development documentation
  • Ability to follow verbally communicated or draft procedures
  • Understanding of development/validation methodology
  • Excellent attention to detail and communication skills
  • Ability to interact with clients, and work to objectives and timelines
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients


  • High School diploma and 5 years' relevant lab experience ; or Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or a related field; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience in GLP laboratory environment.


  • Long periods of mental concentration
  • Extensive use of pipetting requiring repetitive motion of upper body, arms, hands and fingers
  • Regular sitting and standing for extended periods of time

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

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Job ID: R1081800

Scientist, LCMS

Ithaca, NY
Full Time

Published on 09/05/2019