Scientist in Chantilly, VA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 11/8/2020

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    14225 Newbrook Drive
    Chantilly, VA
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Job Description

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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 Scientist, 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.

Scientist, the role:

The Scientist will manage analytical projects in R&D, and supervises 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. The Scientist 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.

Job responsibilities:

  •  Coordinates and provides bench level supervision of projects for R & D 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 with the duties of coordination of resources and personnel.
  •  Serves as a resource for MS related questions.
  •  Maintains present testing reliability including diagnosing test failures (instrumental and chemical) and implementing corrective action.
  •  Provides technical understanding of analytical techniques .
  •  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.

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

  • B. S. or M. S. in appropriate clinical or applied science, six (6) years of R & D experience
  • 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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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.

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