Associate Scientist

Employer
QPS, LLC.
Location
Newark, DE
Posted
Jun 13, 2017
Closes
Jun 21, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Industry
Science
Hours
Full Time
QPS, LLC is an innovative and dynamic Contract ResearchOrganization (CRO) that strives to employ talented, caring, and committedemployees who work together collaboratively towards achieving our mission ofimproving human health and the quality of life. QPS, LLC has beenassisting pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies withtheir drug development efforts by providing a full range of GLP-compliantbioanalysis, DMPK, and protein/genomic biomarker services. QPS welcomesemployees who want to be part of a growing organization.SummaryUnder general supervision,this staff member is responsible for conducting assigned study dutiesaccording to SOPs and study protocols, and recording study results andobservations.Essential Functions. Independently set-upand perform study according to SOPs and study protocol.o Bioanalytical -Assist quantitative and qualitative bio-analytical studies by conductingsample preparation with various analytical chemistry methodologies.o Biotransformation- Assist sample preparation using appropriate equipment for metaboliteprofiling and identification projects. o Pharmacokinetics- Set-up and run sensitive, reliable and efficient LC/MS/MS assays for TK/PKassessment. o in vivoADME - Perform animal dosing, biological sample collections, sample analysis,and sample storage for studies (PK, mass balance, whole-body (WBA) and microautoradiography); Perform (or assist as needed) animal care and facilitymaintenance tasks, such as inventory, ordering, tracking, receipt andhusbandry in accordance with QPS IACUC and AAALAC standards, document andrecord observations.. Perform routinelab operations, such as sample extraction, preparing reagents, pipette,weigh, monitor, record, label tubes, order and maintain inventory ofsupplies, and timely disposal of study samples, in a neat/clean manner.. Perform sampleand data analysis and maintain study records.. Perform routinemathematical calculations.. Search andmanipulate data by computer.. Documentresults and accurately record observations in accordance with GLPs and SOPs.. Participate inmultiple inter-related scientific studies simultaneously.. Assist insummarizing data, including verification/QC review of study data, notebooks(maintenance and archiving), and study reports.. May communicatewith sponsor and/or study director regarding study events and results.. Operate,troubleshoot and repair equipment, and perform routine maintenance.. Assist inmonitoring, addressing and correcting environmental & equipment alarms.. Maintain (takecare of), troubleshoot and repair equipment.. Organize andconduct work assignments in a safe manner and according to SOPs and GLPregulations.. Follow safetyprecautions.. Updatedatabase(s), or provide information as case may be, on a daily basis.Competencies ("soft skills", traits, behaviors -i.e., adaptability, analytical thinking, tenacity, initiative, resultsorientation). Self-motivated. Initiative. AnalyticalThinking. Resultsorientation. Ability tolearn. Flexibility. Thoroughness. Concern forstandardsKnowledge / Skills / Abilities (ie, knowledge ofGLP regulations, operation of lab equipment, mathematical ability). Demonstratedproficiency at operating relevant laboratory equipment, such as automaticsample preparation and liquid handling system, if necessary. Familiaritywith majority of wet lab instruments/equipment.. Familiaritywith LIMS and databases. The ability toread and understand study protocols.. The ability tocollect and organize data, and to recognize problems that could impedecompletion of studies according to the study protocols.. Workingknowledge of GLPs and other regulatory and safety standards. A thoroughunderstanding of biohazards and safety requirements, including handling andmastery of appropriate protocols.. Proven abilityto successfully work in a team environment.. Excellent oraland written communication skills.. Basic mathskills to perform routine calculations. Good pipettingskillsEducation / Experience (minimum degree level and/orminimum number of years experience - including field of study and/orexperience). Prefer Bachelor'sdegree in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacology or relatedscientific discipline with 0 - 2 years of relevant experience. . Will consider Associate'sdegree in Analytical Chemistry or related scientific discipline with 0 - 2years of relevant experience. . Will alsoconsider High School diploma with 2 - 6 years of relevant experience.QPS, LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. In accordance with federal, state, and local laws, we recruit, hire, promoteand evaluate all personnel without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexualorientation, age, national origin, citizenship status, physical disability orpast, present, or future status in the uniformed services of the UnitedStates. Job applicants and present employees are evaluated solely onability, experience, and the requirements of the job.