Senior Automation Scientist

| Raleigh-Durham, NC
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RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Adhere to all Q Squared Solutions policies, procedures and employee handbook contents.
  • Introduce and drive implementation of new technologies to improve processes for departmental and business unit objectives.
  • Development and validation of molecular assays using custom or bespoke automated solutions.
  • Interface directly with team members and internal clients in Laboratory Operations, Assay Development and Information Technology to understand and refine requirements for process improvement and to coordinate activities accordingly.
  • Responsible for, with increasing accountability for, creation and review of experimental designs, method validation protocols, plans, procedures, product/process documents and reports to achieve department objectives.
  • Responsible for the development and validation of new processes
  • Critically review new technology on an ongoing basis to understand suitability towards Q Squared Solutions business strategy.
  • Function in a team environment, recognizing that priorities will shift according to business needs and maintain a flexible work schedule.
  • Drive the development of new experimental techniques, while maintaining/refining existing techniques, as well as the setup and execution of validation protocols including IQ/OQ/PQ documentation.
  • Communicate effectively across functions and manage relationships with internal and external partners and customers.
  • Identify new industry/technology trends shaping the area of expertise.
  • Support training and guidance of lower level and new staff as required.
  • Review and write SOPs and other documents as needed.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.


MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • BS/MS in Molecular Genetics or related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in molecular biology, with significant experience in a laboratory setting developing automation solutions.
  • Experience in a clinical laboratory operating under GxP and/or CLIA guidelines and direct experience with clinical trials is preferred.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Working knowledge of GxP, CLIA and HIPAA requirements.
  • Knowledge and experience working with contemporary molecular biology techniques, including DNA/RNA manipulation, qPCR and sequencing.
  • Validation of molecular assays methods requiring isolation of nucleic acid and detection using amplification, nucleic acid sequencing, genotyping, or gene expression analysis.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, as well as maintaining close attention to detail is essential.
  • Capable of contributing to multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Superior oral and written communications skills.
  • Proficient user of standard office productivity software such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, along with basic statistical analysis.
  • Experience with Automated Liquid handlers is strongly preferred.


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. https://www.q2labsolutions.com/careers

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all, including veterans and candidates with disabilities. https://jobs.iqvia.com/q2-solutions-eoe

As the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, Q² Solutions' ability to operate and provide certain services to customers and partners necessitates Q² Solutions and its employees meet specific requirements regarding vaccination status. https://jobs.iqvia.com/q2-solutions-covid-19-vaccine-status
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IQVIA operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Durham, NC. IQVIA was founded in 2016. It has 61500 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 379 open jobs at IQVIA, click here.
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