Assoc Scientist in Seattle, WA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 6/11/2022

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    551 North 34th Street
    Seattle, WA
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Job Description

 Assoc Scientist 

Look for more than answers.  Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope.

As a R&D Professional you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You’ll have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.

At Quest, our R&D Professionals play an essential role in our success and in the services we provide. As a career, we offer a unique opportunity to develop your career with the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. We are research and development driven, and we’re creating the lab of the future – an environment where you can deliver cutting edge diagnostics and help us drive new discoveries and breakthroughs.


Participates on a team of scientists in the development and transfer of flow cytometry assays. Candidate will be expected to work in the laboratory.

Successful performance of job duties contributes to the success of projects in support of product development activities for internal and external sponsors. Impacts the ability of the project team to meet assigned goals.

Plans, conducts and records results from moderately complex analysis, development or research experiments within flow cytometry technology area. Performs laboratory experiments following established protocols and company procedures. 
Leads flow cytometry equipment qualifications, conducts flow cytometry assay development including panel composition, execution of experiments and analysis of data.
Reports status of assigned projects through the preparation of detailed reports and documentation that summarize experiment results. Interprets results of experiments and makes recommendations for improvements. 
Works on individual assignments, as a member of a project team, or as a leader of small work groups on segments of projects. Presents experimental results to supervisor or project team members and contributes ideas to improve team processes. 
Identifies problems and investigates alternatives. Follows recommended courses of action. Works with team members and other Business Unit personnel as appropriate to meet department and project objectives. 
May assist in preparing articles and reports for publication or presentation at scientific meetings or to customers. 
May attend technical conferences or seminars. Reads literature in area of specialization to enhance awareness of technological developments that may assist in the completion of an assignment or lead to new products, processes or procedures. 
Responsibilities include supporting and complying with the company's hazardous waste management program, including following safe, hazardous waste handling practices. 
Utilizes current field-specific core technologies and approaches to problem solving. Contributes ideas for new product development typically within existing markets.

Requires strong flow cytometry skills. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.

Requires knowledge and skills normally acquired through the successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree (B.A./B.S.) in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related scientific discipline. Master's Degree (M.A. /M.S.) preferred. Requires knowledge and skills normally acquired through the completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Molecular Biology or related scientific discipline and a minimum of 2 - 4 years of industry experience. 1 – 2 years experience with an MS / MA degree.  Experience in a GLP or GCP environment preferred. Experience with flow cytometry techniques and assay development for hematological diagnostic is strongly preferred. 

Excellent written and oral communication, organizational and interpersonal skills are required. 

Ability to apply mathematical concepts to problem-solving situations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance and correlation techniques.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Knowledgeable in the use of common laboratory equipment and safe chemical handling. Requires strong planning, organization and communication skills. Requires a thorough knowledge of related products and technologies gained through developmental experience in an academic or industrial setting.

Works under general supervision, receiving instructions on specific assignment objective, complex features and possible solutions. Assistance is furnished on unusual problems and work is reviewed for application of sound professional judgment.


INTERNAL: Research, Clinical Diagnostics, Operations, Quality and Business Unit personnel.

EXTERNAL: Customers, Suppliers, Collaborators.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Duties are performed while sitting at a desk, (i.e., operating a computer or typewriter, using a telephone, or writing and analyzing data and/or reports) and working in a laboratory (i.e. running assays, operating equipment, making solutions).

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All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity or Citizenship.