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Scientist - Special Chemistry - Chantilly, VA req12148 in Chantilly, VA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 4/6/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Chantilly, VA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    4/6/2019

Job Description

Schedule : Monday - Friday, occasional weekends

JOB SUMMARY:

The Technical Scientist will manage analytical projects in Special Chemistry.  He/She supervises projects from the assay design, validation and implementation. This position also manages special projects in Special Chemistry, and operates as a technical consultant in maintaining current testing reliability including diagnosing test failures and implementing corrective action.  He/she assists the Director Science in the development and maintenance of the Special Chemistry Department.  The incumbent actively supports and complies with all company and departmental policies and procedures.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinates and provides bench level supervision of projects for Special Chemistry using electrophoresis, chromatography, Nephelometry, turbidimetry, colorimetry, EIA and various
    techniques as directed by the Director Science. 
  • Coordinates the implementation of new procedures within the department and with other support departments. 
  • Performs statistical analysis and validation of assays/methods. Provides written summaries of work to be used for method documentation. 
  • Trains staff in assays/methods both in technical and instrumental aspects. 
  • Manages special projects in Special Chemistry with the duties of coordination of resources and personnel.
  • Serves as a resource person for hemoglobinopathy, electrophoresis, enzyme immunoassay, chromatography,automated analyzers, manual assays and various related fields.
  • Fulfills all regulatory accreditation requirements. 
  • Maintains present testing reliability including diagnosing test failures (instrumental and chemical) and implementing corrective action. 
  • Provides technical understanding of analytical techniques with particular emphasis on instrumental methods of analysis. 
  • Responsible for informing the appropriate supervisor of all problems associated with the proper performance of validated test procedures. 
  • Maintains accurate records of all corrective and preventive maintenance to satisfy to licensing requirement. 
  • Actively supports and complies with laboratory policies and procedures.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

    JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • B.S. or M.S. in appropriate clinical or applied science, six (6) years of Chemistry experience
    with extensive experience in following analytical techniques, electrophoresis,
    chromatography, enzyme immunoassay, Nephelometry and manual chemistry is
    required..

  • Ability to see projects to completion.

  • Ability to manage time and details.

  • Good verbal and written skills required.

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to deal courteously and effectively with supervisors, co-workers and clients.