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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 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 Scientist will work on-site at our San Juan Capistrano, CA location.
Scientist, the role:
The Scientist will be responsible for supporting the development, validation and transfer of both FDA and non-FDA analytical methods for the quantification of various analytes (i.e. small molecules including drugs and steroids) by LC-MS/MS. This professional will plan, prepare, conduct and record complex bench level chemical/biochemical experiments, reports and analysis of results. Activities may be focused on individual projects or assignments as a member of a project team which may include project leadership duties. The Scientist will work within the R&D Mass Spectrometry group developing clinical mass spec- based assays for diagnostics testing.
- Plans, conducts, performs and executes laboratory experiments for LC-MSMS for both defined and novel protocols. Reports status of assigned projects by preparing detailed reports and documentation that critically interprets and summarizes results from complex experiments within a specific project or technology area. Effectively utilizes and applies advanced methods by maintaining knowledge of technological developments that may assist in the completion of an assignment or lead to novel ideas by reading current literature and attending scientific meetings and training.
- The individual will be expected to generate, compile, analyze and evaluate analytical data for technical reports including regulatory submissions, SOPs, validation reports. The candidate will be encouraged to submit abstracts for posters/presentations at scientific meetings.
- Identifies problems, investigates alternatives and recommends possible courses of action.
- Troubleshoots and resolves technical difficulties
- Performs and prioritizes multiple tasks/projects
- Other responsibilities 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, with 1-2 years of related experience; MS or PhD with at least 1 year of related experience. Experience working in a biochem laboratory setting is preferred
- Experience or strong understanding of various laboratory techniques including, but not limited to: sample preparation & extraction (i.e. precipitation, solid phase extraction) analyte quantitation using isotopically-labeled internal standards, or familiarity with HPLC and mass spectrometry.
- Prior experience in compound optimization, operation and troubleshooting of various LC-MSMS platforms is a plus.
- Self-starter capable of performing experimental work.
- Strong foundation in technical skills and has the ability to work independently and in collaboration with other team members.
- Familiarity with common data processing software (Excel, R, etc.) and should be able to present data in a meaningful manner.
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.