Scientific Affairs

  • location: Ithaca, NY
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $16.16 - $19.01 per hour

job description

Scientific Affairs

Science Technician

Job Summary

Under direction of higher-level scientific staff, 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.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work under the direction of a Scientific 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
  • Assist with liquid-liquid, protein precipitation, and solid-phase extractions
  • Assist 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 Quintiles and GLP processes and procedures
  • Perform pipette maintenance and calibration verification. Assists with trouble-shooting laboratory instrumentation and other maintenance as required
  • 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)
  • Maintain method development documentation in accordance with departmental procedures
  • Strengthen knowledge in chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques
  • Establish Quintiles BioServices as a preferred outsource provider of LCMS Biologics services
  • Contribute scientifically to method development
  • May coordinate application of validated methods to sample analysis
  • May communicate with clients regarding progress on scientific and operational objectives
  • Prepare and present project data and supporting information. Contributes to and reviews technical reports
  • Work with team members to manage assigned projects to establish priorities, set schedules, and monitor progress to ensure that projects are progressing satisfactorily
  • Instruct Wet Lab personnel, and other scientific employees as needed, in the proper sample preparation and method development routines associated with assays
  • Manage intra- and inter-organizational relationships to ensure timely completion of projects in accordance with customer specification
  • Communicate with clients throughout project life to advise of status and to maintain excellent customer relationships
  • Maintain\ lab equipment, supports lab safety, and comply with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) requirements
Education & Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Science and 6 months - 1 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience in GLP laboratory environment.
  • 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 of methodology
  • Excellent attention to detail and communication skills
  • Ability to interact with clients, and work to objectives/timelines
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients.
  • Understanding of chromatography and mass spectrometry instrumentation

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401K Plan with Company Match
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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