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Senior Automation Scientist

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Mapa de ubicación: Durham, North Carolina, United States Full time R1288345

Descripción del trabajo


  • Adhere to all Q Squared Solutions policies, procedures and employee handbook contents.
  • Introduce and drive implementation of new technologies to improve processes for departmental and business unit objectives.
  • Development and validation of molecular assays using custom or bespoke automated solutions.
  • Interface directly with team members and internal clients in Laboratory Operations, Assay Development and Information Technology to understand and refine requirements for process improvement and to coordinate activities accordingly.
  • Responsible for, with increasing accountability for, creation and review of experimental designs, method validation protocols, plans, procedures, product/process documents and reports to achieve department objectives.
  • Responsible for the development and validation of new processes
  • Critically review new technology on an ongoing basis to understand suitability towards Q Squared Solutions business strategy.
  • Function in a team environment, recognizing that priorities will shift according to business needs and maintain a flexible work schedule.
  • Drive the development of new experimental techniques, while maintaining/refining existing techniques, as well as the setup and execution of validation protocols including IQ/OQ/PQ documentation.
  • Communicate effectively across functions and manage relationships with internal and external partners and customers.
  • Identify new industry/technology trends shaping the area of expertise.
  • Support training and guidance of lower level and new staff as required.
  • Review and write SOPs and other documents as needed.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.


  • BS/MS in Molecular Genetics or related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in molecular biology, with significant experience in a laboratory setting developing automation solutions.
  • Experience in a clinical laboratory operating under GxP and/or CLIA guidelines and direct experience with clinical trials is preferred.


  • Working knowledge of GxP, CLIA and HIPAA requirements.
  • Knowledge and experience working with contemporary molecular biology techniques, including DNA/RNA manipulation, qPCR and sequencing.
  • Validation of molecular assays methods requiring isolation of nucleic acid and detection using amplification, nucleic acid sequencing, genotyping, or gene expression analysis.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, as well as maintaining close attention to detail is essential.
  • Capable of contributing to multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Superior oral and written communications skills.
  • Proficient user of standard office productivity software such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, along with basic statistical analysis.
  • Experience with Automated Liquid handlers is strongly preferred.

Q² Solutions is a leading clinical trial laboratory services organization with end-to-end laboratory services and secure, enterprise-wide biospecimen and consent management solutions.

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all, including veterans and candidates with disabilities.

As the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, Q² Solutions' ability to operate and provide certain services to customers and partners necessitates Q² Solutions and its employees meet specific requirements regarding vaccination status.

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