Scientist (Clinical Toxicology) - Chantilly, VA req28786 in Chantilly, VA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 1/18/2020

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    14225 Newbrook Drive
    Chantilly, VA
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Job Description

Scientist- Chantilly, Virginia - Monday-Friday

*Relocation eligibility with 1+ year qualifying experience
$10K Sign-on Bonus for 1+ year qualifying experience (new hire)
$15K Sign-on Bonus for 5+ years qualifying experience (new hire)

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 Lab Technician 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, Lab Technicians 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 tech 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.


The Technical Scientist will manage analytical projects in R & D. He / She supervise projects from the assay design, validation and implementation. This position also manages special projects in R & D, and operates as a technical consultant in maintaining current testing reliability including diagnosing test failures and implementing corrective action. He/she assists the Technical Director in the development and maintenance of the R & D Department. The incumbent actively supports and complies with all company and departmental policies and procedures.


  • Coordinates and provides bench level supervision of projects for R & D using HPLC, GC, GC/MS, LC-MS/MS, AA and ICP/MS techniques as directed by the Technical Director.

  • Coordinates the implementation of new procedures within the department and with other support departments.

  • Performs statistical analysis and validation of new methods. Provides written summaries of work to be used for method documentation.

  • Trains staff in new methods both in technical and instrumental aspects.

  • Manages special projects in Toxicology with the duties of coordination of resources and personnel.

  • Serves as a resource for HPLC, GC, GC/MS and LC-MS/MS related questions.

  • Writes technical proposals soliciting drug analysis services and contributes as requested to the business proposals for these solicitations.

  • Maintains present testing reliability including diagnosing test failures (instrumental and chemical) and implementing corrective action.

  • Provides technical understanding of analytical techniques with particular emphasis on instrumental methods of analysis.

  • Responsible for informing the appropriate supervisor of all problems associated with the proper performance of test procedures.

  • Maintains accurate records of all corrective and preventive maintenance to satisfy to licensing requirement.

  • Actively supports and complies with laboratory policies and procedures.

  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


  • B. S. or M. S. in appropriate clinical or applied science, six (6) years of R & D experience with extensive experience in following analytical techniques, HPLC, Gas Chromatography, GC/MS, LC-MS/MS, AA and ICP/MS required.

  • Ability to see projects to completion.

  • Ability to manage time and details.

  • Good verbal and written skills required.

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to deal courteously and effectively with supervisors, co-workers and clients.

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