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IQVIA Associate Research Investigator – Future Opportunities in Atlanta, Georgia

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 posting is for future opportunities

  • RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Can act as the designee of the Director of Bioanalysis.

  • Conduct method development and provide scientific leadership on projects throughout its life at Q² Solutions, including method development, method validation, and sample analysis.

  • Maintain a strong leadership presence throughout the organization by driving scientific quality, process improvement and automation initiatives.

  • Maintain all communication with customers providing daily updates on all active projects while being vigilant for opportunities to earn additional business.

  • Monitor the progress of all assigned projects and alert management if work falls behind schedule.

  • Provide regular project status updates to management.

  • Participate in weekly scheduling and revenue update meetings and provide updates on project progress.

  • Review validation and bioanalytical reports for scientific quality.

  • Lead method troubleshooting investigations, assemble group of pertinent technical resources and write up investigation report.

  • Host customer visits and lead scientific and business discussions.

  • Visit customer sites to discuss ongoing projects and future business possibilities.

  • Work with business development staff to prepare quotes for assigned customers.

  • Work towards designing and implementing process improvement initiatives.

  • Prepare data for external presentations.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Proven experience with immunological methods, in particular ligand binding assays.

  • Significant hands-on experience with the development and validation of colorimetric/electrochemiluminescence/luminescence/fluorometry -based assays

  • Experience maintaining and banking cell lines, developing and validating cell-based assays is required.

  • Experience with neutralization assays such as Proliferation, ADCC or CDC preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to train scientists in ligand binding assays.

  • Provide technical oversight including technology transfers, atypical results investigations, technology transfers, and proposal development.

  • Assures good documentation and technical execution practices are consistent with industry standards, company and customer SOPs, including the GLPs.

  • Requires a depth of understanding of one of more of immunology, cell biology, molecular biology or biochemistry.

  • Experience with software for data analysis or other statistical analysis software (e.g. JMP) is essential.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Proactive project management approach, with open communication lines.

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Ph.D, with 2+ years’ experience preferred or BS/MS with 6+ years’ experience or equivalent mix of education, training and experience.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Work is performed in a laboratory environment, full manual dexterity and visual acuity required.

  • May be exposed to potential physical harm from hazardous chemicals, infectious diseases, blood-borne pathogens, toxic materials, toxic gases, electrical hazards, dangerous tools and equipment.

  • Use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers.

  • Regular sitting or standing for extended periods of time.

  • Occasional travel.

EEO Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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 workdayrecruiting@iqvia.com_ to arrange for such an accommodation.

IQVIA is a world leader in using data, technology, advanced analytics, and expertise to help customers drive healthcare – and human health – forward. Together with the companies we serve, we are enabling a more modern, more effective and more efficient healthcare system, and creating breakthrough solutions that transform business and patient outcomes.

To get there, it takes diverse skills and a curiosity to explore new possibilities. No matter your role, everyone at IQVIA, including our colleagues at Q² Solutions, contributes to our shared goal of improving human health. Thank you for your interest in growing your career with us.

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