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IQVIA Associate Scientist, Validation Science in Ithaca, New York

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.


Perform all duties of the Associate Scientist and serve as an in-lab resource for other laboratory personnel. Maintain the highest level of performance in technical procedures such as method validation experiments and preparing solutions and reagents. Demonstrate excellence in documentation according to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) requirements and proficiency in relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Assist in maintaining lab equipment, support lab safety, and compliance with GLP requirements.


  • Participate in bioanalytical method validation.

  • Execute techniques related to assigned area of work, such as extractions from biological matrices using liquid-liquid, protein precipitation, and solid-phase extraction techniques, and tissue and other matrix preparation.

  • Work with automated extraction instrumentation.

  • Responsible for offering subject matter expertise to assist in technical transfer of methods.

  • Interface with Sample Management to retrieve and store client compounds, matrix standards and control matrix.

  • Responsible for providing clear communication with the Project Management and LC/MS/MS teams.

  • Weigh reference compounds, prepare stock and working solutions/standards and QC samples..

  • Document all project work according to Q2 Solutions and regulatory processes and procedures, as applicable.

  • Responsible for performing and documenting testing in accordance with SOPs and applicable regulatory guidelines.

  • Assist in process improvements to increase data quality, lower costs, or reduce turnaround times to include, participation in updating analytical methods and standard procedures.

  • Assists in ordering laboratory supplies.

  • Assists in good housekeeping of the lab environment, consistent with 6S standards.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Working knowledge of chemistry and/or biology preferred.

  • Ability to perform accurate and precise processing of biological samples.

  • Ability to follow written and oral scientific directions.

  • Ability to adhere to Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Ability to complete documentation per GLP requirements, as applicable.

  • Ability to multitask and maintain an organized work area.

  • Ability to work well with others and independently.

  • Ability to effectively and communicate processes and techniques to other laboratory staff.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients.

Minimum required education and experience

• Bachelor's Degree in a scientific discipline required

• 1-2 years’ related experience required or equivalent combination of education, training and experience

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.

At IQVIA, we have a vision. Where every healthcare decision is based on evidence. Where data science and human science come together to improve global health. Where new and creative solutions aren’t just possible – they are expected.

Thank you for your interest in growing your career with us. It takes insight, curiosity, and intellectual courage to transform healthcare. The 56,000+ employees of the IQVIA family of companies, including Q2 Solutions, are reimagining a world without the consequences of disease. We are brave minds bringing powerful ideas to reality. At IQVIA, you can truly make an impact in an environment where you’re supported to succeed.