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QPS Holdings, LLC

Research Scientist - BA

Post Date:Jul 12, 2018Type:Full-Time
Start Date:7/12/2018Salary:
Location:US-DE-Newark Job Reference:qpsllc-DTP3-1003

Job Description:

Job Summary

This position is responsible for developing and introducing leading-edge techniques and assays and ensuring they are expeditiously and effectively utilized.  As Principal Investigator, incumbent will fill the role of Technical Leader, and be responsible for completing portions of, or complete, projects, and providing quality and timely results.

Essential Functions

▪  May be Principal Investigator and/or Study Director for one or more phases of studies (formulation, in-life, analysis) and assist in other phases.

▪  When assigned as Principal Investigator or Study Director, work with sponsor and internal resources to plan, design, and coordinate conduct of studies.

▪  Communicate project timelines, status, data, reports, and inquiries to client and/or study sites, effectively addressing any issues that may arise.

▪  Lead team in method development and validation.

▪  Simultaneously handle method development & routine sample analysis projects.

▪  Develop, validate and run sensitive, reliable and efficient LC/MS/MS assays for TK/PK assessment.

▪  Validate unique scientific methods, assays, techniques, reports, etc.

▪  Prepare, and/or review and understand, study protocols.

▪  Coordinate with internal departments for timely sample analysis and results, assessment, and technology transfer.

▪  Perform high-volume sample analysis and/or data analysis, data QC, and data interpretation.

▪  Evaluate significance of data and report findings.

▪  Prepare Study summaries and/or reports.

▪  Maintain the proper level of regulatory compliance for each study, preparing QA related documents and addressing QA audit findings.

▪  Research literature and external sources and identify new techniques and procedures that strengthen QPS’ capabilities.

▪  Prepare materials for presentations and publications.

▪  Supervise, train and/or mentor junior scientific staff.

▪  Set-up, utilize, and maintain complex instrumentation

▪  May prepare formulations for studies.

▪  Update database(s), or provide information as case may be, on a daily basis.

▪  May perform sample analysis.


▪  Understanding of experimental design and planning, and data collection and analysis software.

▪  Demonstrated supervisory and managerial ability.

▪  Proven ability to successfully work in a team environment.

▪  Excellent oral and written communication skills.

▪  Ability to make independent decisions.

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

▪  Ph.D.  degree

▪  Master’s degree with ≥ 6 years related experience

▪  Bachelor’s degree with ≥ 9 years related experience

Work Environment - This job operates in a professional laboratory environment, where exposure to hazardous materials/chemicals, extreme cold (freezers), and conditions is probable. 

Laboratory instruments/equipment used may include: LC/MS/MS, Pipettors, Tomtec

This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.   Computers run on a Windows based operating system and proficiency with MS Office products, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, is required.

Additional systems/programs/software includes: Watson LIMS, MS Access

Physical Demands - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

This role is primarily non-sedentary (employee required to stand/walk more than 50% of the day), and the employee is occasionally required to traverse to other floors, offices, or sites to interact with colleagues or visitors, as well as to bend, stoop or reach to access filing and storage cabinets.  Essential functions involve repetitive motion (hands/fingers) and the rapid/accurate manipulation of small objects with the fingers. 

The strength demand for this role is:

L – Light          20 lbs. Maximum lifting, frequently lift/carry up to 10 lbs. 

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. 

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: Nina Gaskin-Wyatt

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