Quest Diagnostics
- Associate Automation Scientist
At a glance
Location: US-VA-Chantilly Map
Posted: 07/03/2021
Closing: 08/02/2021
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
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 Automation 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 Automation Scientist will work on-site from our Chantilly, VA location.

Associate Automation Scientist, the role:

The Automation Scientist participates with a team of scientists to plan, prepare and carries out automated programming on a variety of instruments. This can include programming liquid handling instruments from manufacturers such as Hamilton, Tecan, or Perkin Elmer.

Job responsibilities:

  • Develops, plans, and conducts programming and applications maintenance from a variety of biotech instruments. This will include programming liquid handling instruments from manufacturers such as Hamilton, Tecan, or Perkin Elmer.
  • Performs  and assists with applications programming for a variety of different labs for different biochemical and biological assays.
  • Reports status of assigned projects through the preparation of detailed reports and documentation that summarize results.
  • Works within established parameters on individual assignments and on project teams for longer-term projects.
  • Identifies problems, investigates alternatives, recommends possible courses of action, and implements as appropriate.
  • Maintains knowledge of technological developments that may assist in the completion of an assignment or lead to new products, processes or procedures by reading current literature.
  • Responsibilities may include working with infectious materials, supporting and complying with the company hazard waste handling practices.

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. One + year of prior relevant experience with a Master's degree, or at least 2 + years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience with PCR, ELISA, Next Generation Sequencing, DNA/RNA extraction, HPLC, Liquid Chromatography, and Mass Spectrometry is preferred.
  • Exposure to automation applications is preferred.
  • Experience working in a clinical laboratory is a plus.

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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 / Citizenship.

Associate Automation Scientist