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

Date Posted: 4/6/2019

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    Chantilly, VA
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Job Description

Schedule : Monday - Friday, occasional weekends


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.


  • 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.


  • 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

  • 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.