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 Senior 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.
Senior Scientist– the role
At Quest, our Senior Scientists 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.
Develops, plans, conducts and records results from complex experiments within a specific product or technology area.
Performs laboratory experiments following defined protocols and company procedures.
Reports status of assigned projects through the preparation of detailed reports and documentation that summarize experiment results. Interprets results of experiments and recommends alternative experiments.
Works within established parameters on individual assignments, on project teams for longer-term projects or as a leader for a project team or group. Presents experimental results to supervisor or project team members and contributes ideas to improve team processes.
Participates in technical decisions affecting product development issues. Identifies problems, investigates alternatives and recommends possible courses of action. Works with team members and other Business Unit personnel (operations, product transfer, project management, and quality departments) to meet department and project objectives.
May prepare and/or contribute to articles for publication. Presents information at project meetings and may present findings at scientific meetings or to customers.
May attend technical conferences or seminars. 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 include supporting and complying with the company's hazardous waste management program, including following safe, hazardous waste handling practices.
Contributes ideas for new product development typically within existing markets.
To qualify, the ideal candidate will have the following:
Hands-on experience in LC-MS/MS method development and assay validation, especially in small molecules (drugs analysis).
Prior knowledge and experience in pain management, therapeutic drug analysis, and prescription drug monitoring.
Experience in clinical laboratory setting is preferred.
Experience in QA/QC monitoring.
Experience in automated liquid handling.
An advanced degree (M.A. /Ph.D.) in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related scientific discipline. 2+ years of prior relevant experience often acquired in an academic or industrial environment with a Ph.D., 4+ years of relevant experience with a Master's degree, or 6+ years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree.
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.
Your Quest career. Seekit out.
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.
Internal Number: req6698
About Quest Diagnostics
At Quest, we are on a continuous journey of discovery and development. It’s this attitude that has made us an industry leader and the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. For those joining us, we offer exciting and fast moving career opportunities where you can affect change at a rate unheard of in many organizations of our size and scope. While we invest in and develop technology to drive our innovations, our ongoing success relies on our people.