Toxicology R&D Technical Scientist

Laboratory Name: 
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
City: 
Chantilly
State: 
Virginia
Job Description: 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Coordinates successful completion of assigned validation projects for R&D using LC-MS/MS techniques as directed by the Technical Director.
2. Coordinates the implementation of new procedures within the department and with other support departments.
3. Performs statistical analysis and validation of new methods. Provides written summaries of work to be used for method documentation.
4. Trains staff in new methods both in technical and instrumental aspects.
5. Handles special projects in Toxicology with the duties of coordination of resources.
6. Serves as a resource for HPLC, GC, GC/MS and LC-MS/MS related questions.
7. Writes technical proposals soliciting drug analysis services and contributes as requested to the business proposals for these solicitations.
8. Maintains present testing reliability including diagnosing test failures (instrumental and chemical) and implementing corrective action. Has a good working knowledge of troubleshooting instrument issues and assay issues.
9. Provides technical understanding of analytical techniques with particular emphasis on instrumental methods of analysis.
10. Responsible for informing the appropriate supervisor of all problems associated with the proper performance of test procedures.
11. Maintains accurate records in laboratory notebooks and instrument records of all corrective and preventive maintenance to satisfy licensing requirement.
12. Actively supports and complies with laboratory policies and procedures.
13. Works independently 50% of the time and collaboratively the remaining 50% of the time.
14. Performs all other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
- Education: B.S. in appropriate clinical or applied science AND six (6) years of R&D experience with extensive experience in LC-MS/MS analytical techniques and assay validation; or M.S. in appropriate clinical or applied science AND four (4) years of R&D experience as described above; or Ph.D. in appropriate clinical or applied science with demonstrated experience in LC-MS/MS analytical techniques and assay validation during thesis work.
- Must demonstrate a mastery of LC-MS/MS operation and common vendor software programs. Experience with bioanalytical method development on LC-MS/MS instrumentation required. Additional experience working in a clinical laboratory setting a plus.
- 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

Contact Info
Contact: 
Dr. Sarah Himes Bartock, Ph.D., Associate Director in Toxicology
Email Resume to: 
Sarah.H.Bartock@QuestDiagnostics.com