Senior Scientist at IQVIA (Raleigh, NC)

| Raleigh-Durham, NC
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RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Development and validation of molecular assays using genomic technologies such as DNA sequencing, amplification, genotyping, and gene expression.
  • Proficient in nucleic acid (DNA, RNA) extraction methodologies involving liquid and tissue specimens/samples.
  • Evaluates new genomic technologies and drives their implementation within the assay development team.
  • Provides Subject Matter Expertise (SME) in molecular biology, oncology, immunology, and/or human genetics.
  • Serve as a technical or scientific lead on internal and/or client projects.
  • Contributes to ideas and perspectives in client discussions. Engage and communicates with clients.
  • Responsible for sample and specimen handling of biological samples, including bacteria/viruses requiring BSL-2 containment.
  • Demonstrated ability to summarize, analyze and convey complex information clearly and adjust communication to the audience.
  • Contributes to or may author publications (posters, patents, journals), as applicable.
  • Responsible for, with increasing accountability for, creation and review of experimental designs, protocols, plans, procedures, product/process documents and reports to achieve department objectives.
  • May oversee/direct (be accountable for) lab work or work carried out by other associates in assay development.
  • Leads by example in following all policies, procedures as required and proactively identifies and remedies problems.
  • Independently executes defined protocols and procedures and creates technical reports on feasibility and validation projects.
  • Liaisons with other functions such as Project Services, Bioinformatics, Software, Operations, and Quality.


MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • BS/MS Degree or educational equivalent in cell biology, molecular biology, oncology, immunology, human genetics, or related field with a minimum of 8 years relevant experience or
  • Equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • PhD preferred but not required.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Technical expert on use of molecular biology techniques including hands-on experience with high throughput DNA Sequencers, and genotyping and Real-Time PCR equipment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to present and write technical Information and train staff on molecular methods.
  • Has in-depth understanding of risk management concepts and can assess product, process, project and schedule risks.
  • Able to remove simple or moderately complex road blocks.
  • Knowledge of Companion Diagnostics and/or Design Controls is preferred but not required.
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, as well as experience in bio-statistical software.
  • Demonstrated understanding of molecular biology, analyze data, and solve technical problems.
  • Demonstrates Q2 Solutions values of Quality, Teamwork, Leadership, Accountability, and Integrity.
  • Clinical laboratory assay development or CLIA experience preferred but not required.
  • Ability to effectively navigate on-line biological databases including NCBI (e.g. PubMed, Entrez, etc.), EMBL, Sanger, etc.
  • Accountable for decisions within scope of work. Uses sound judgment and thinks through impacts of situations, options, and broader impact as well.
  • Ability to influence tactical decisions within assay development and across functions within product line.
  • Motivates and engages team mates by asking for input and listening to other ideas.


PREFERRED QUALITIES:
  • Strong molecular biology background.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively execute multiple tasks.
  • Able to drive problem solving activities within area of work. Uses Pareto charts, 5 Whys, fish bone diagrams to get to root cause.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Leads using influence.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.


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
More Information on IQVIA
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 360 open jobs at IQVIA, click here.
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