Associate Scientist in Chantilly, VA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 2/15/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    14225 Newbrook Drive
    Chantilly, VA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    2/15/2021
  • Job ID:
    req60144

Job Description

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 an Associate Scientist you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you will have the opportunity to collaborate and affect change while expanding your leadership skills and technical knowledge. You can make a real impact in a market that is growing and developing.

The Associate Scientist will work on-site from our Chantilly, VA location.

Associate Scientist, the role:

The Associate Scientist will be involved in the development and validation of clinical molecular assays, including NGS platforms in a CLIA laboratory environment. The selected candidate will be expected to work in the laboratory.

 

Job responsibilities:

•         Plans, conducts and records results from high complex analysis, manufacturing, development or research experiments within a specific product or technology area. Performs laboratory experiments following established protocols and company procedures.

•         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.

•         Utilizes current field-specific core technologies and approaches to problem solving. Contributes ideas for new product development typically within existing markets.

To qualify, the ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

•         Bachelor's Degree (B.A./B.S.) in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related scientific discipline. Master's Degree (M.A. /M.S.) preferred.

•         1+ years of prior relevant experience for candidates with a Master's degree; 2+ years of relevant experience for candidates with a Bachelor's degree.

•         Experience in a GMP or QSR environment preferred.

•         Experience with PCR techniques and assay development for molecular diagnostics products in a clinical laboratory is strongly preferred.

•         Experience with Next Generation Sequencing workflow is 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.

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Join us for competitive benefits and development opportunities in a progressive and supportive environment. Help us improve our service, and the experiences of our patients and colleagues. Work with us and together we can be better.

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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. 

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