Scientist (Clinical Toxicology)

Quest Diagnostics   •  

Chantilly, VA

5 - 7 years

Posted 186 days ago

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


  • Coordinates and provides bench level supervision of projects for R & D using HPLC, GC, GC/MS, LC-MS/MS, AA and ICP/MS techniques as directed by the Technical Director.

  • Coordinates the implementation of new procedures within the department and with other support departments.

  • Performs statistical analysis and validation of new methods. Provides written summaries of work to be used for method documentation.

  • Trains staff in new methods both in technical and instrumental aspects.

  • Manages special projects in Toxicology with the duties of coordination of resources and personnel.

  • Serves as a resource for HPLC, GC, GC/MS and LC-MS/MS related questions.

  • Writes technical proposals soliciting drug analysis services and contributes as requested to the business proposals for these solicitations.

  • 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 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 R & D experience with extensive experience in following analytical techniques, HPLC, Gas Chromatography, GC/MS, LC-MS/MS, AA and ICP/MS 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.

All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.