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QPS Holdings, LLC

Associate Scientist - BA

Post Date:Jul 12, 2018Type:Full-Time
Start Date:7/12/2018Salary:
Location:US-DE-Newark Job Reference:qpsllc-DTP3-1006

Job Description:

QPS, LLC is an innovative and dynamic Contract Research Organization (CRO) that has been assisting pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies with their drug development efforts by providing a full range of GLP-compliant bioanalysis, DMPK, and protein/genomic biomarker services since 1995.  Please visit our website ( for more information and to see all current openings.

Job Summary

The Associate Scientist will work in the Bioanalytical Department of QPS, LLC.  Principal responsibilities of the Associate Scientist may include: working under the direction of a Principal Investigator to perform wet lab experiments; sample preparation by various extraction methods; and analysis of drug and metabolites in biological samples to support preclinical and clinical drug development programs under GLP regulations.

Essential Functions

- Perform routine lab operations, such as sample extraction, preparing reagents, operating automatic liquid handling equipment, pipetting, weighing, monitoring, and recording, in a neat/clean manner

- Assist Principal Investigator in performing quantitative analysis of drug and metabolites I biological samples utilizing validated ultra-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) methods under GLP regulations

- Document experiment details, calculations, results and observations in accordance with GLPs and SOPs

- Perform data analysis and maintain study records

- Follow safety rules.  Organize and conduct work assignments in a safe manner and according to SOPs and GLP regulations

- Use equipment appropriately and maintain equipment and work areas in an orderly and clean condition, reporting any malfunction immediately to supervisor


- Familiarity with majority of wet lab instruments/equipment

- Proficient in all extraction techniques

- Understanding of the principle of UPLC-MS/MS techniques

- The ability to collect and organize data, and to recognize problems that could impede completion of studies according to the study protocols.

- Working knowledge of GLPs and other regulatory and safety standards

- A thorough understanding of biohazards and safety requirements, including handling and mastery of appropriate protocols.

- Good mathematical skills to perform routine calculations

- Good pipetting skills

- Proficiency with MS Office products, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

- Good oral and written communication skills with supervisor, colleagues, people in other functions of the team, etc.

Education/Experience - The successful candidate will hold an advanced degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or related scientific discipline as follows:

- Bachelor’s degree

- Associate’s degree with 0-2 years related experience

QPS, LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  In accordance with federal, state, and local laws, we recruit, hire, promote and evaluate all personnel without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship status, physical disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Job applicants and present employees are evaluated solely on ability, experience, and the requirements of the job. In addition, QPS, LLC is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. 

Contact Information
QPS Holdings, LLC
Name: Theresa Gonzalez

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