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Scientist I

Newark, DE
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Do you want to be part of an organization that is making a difference in the lives of millions of people worldwide? If so, we want to hear from you!

QPS’ Story:

Since its inception, QPS has been assisting pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies with their drug development efforts by providing a full range of Neuropharmacology, DMPK, Toxicology, Bioanalysis, Translational Medicine, Early Phase Clinical and Phase II – IV Clinical Research services. To meet the needs of our clients, we strive to employ talented, caring and committed individuals who will work collaboratively towards achieving our mission of improving human health and the quality of life.

Team members enjoy challenging and rewarding work, and are encouraged achieve their best. Underpinning the operation is a culture that values diversity, innovation, accountability, team work and a friendly atmosphere where performance is recognized and rewarded. We provide unique company benefits, training, and advancement opportunities. Most importantly, we value each of our team members as employees and as individuals.

If this sounds like your ideal work environment, then we would love to speak with you, so apply today!

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The Job

  • Independently coordinate study set-ups and sample preparation for multiple studies simultaneously.
  • Independently prepare, or assist in the preparation of study protocols, data analyses, study summaries, and/or reports, carry out study design, coordinate or conduct studies according to client’s needs or requests and perform sample analysis.
  • Independently coordinate assigned workflow and satisfy study requirements in a timely manner.
  • The incumbent must be have expertise at least in one or more of the following areas:
    1. Bioanalytical – Assist quantitative and qualitative bio-analytical studies by conducting sample preparation and/or analysis using robust LC-MS/MS assays for in vivo and in vitro ADME assessment.
    2. Biotransformation – Perform sample preparation and/or analysis using appropriate equipment for metabolite profiling and identification projects. Conduct radio-profiling and quantitation of biological samples.
    3. Protein binding/In vitro Metabolism– Set-up and run various in vitro assays according to SOPs, client’s needs, requests or protocols. May prepare biological samples for analysis, by extraction, homogenization, solubilization or other methods. Conduct metabolic incubation, Reaction phenotyping, drug transporter assays, hepatocytes culture and cell based assays.
    4. Pharmacokinetics – set-up and run pharmacokinetic analysis using appropriate software, analyze data, and prepare report.
    5. In vivo ADME – assist and conduct the in-life phase of a study (including animal dosing, biological sample collection, etc.) according to SOPs, client’s needs, requests or protocols.
  • Support with scheduling timelines for projects with minimum supervision.
  • Coordinate daily/weekly activities to address changing priorities.
  • Organize experimental data, perform data processing and draw conclusions.
  • Perform data analysis and maintain study records.
  • Assess the quality and integrity of the data generated by instruments such as mass spectrometers, liquid scintillation counters, etc.
  • Communicate with PI/senior staff regarding study events and results.
  • Perform routine lab operations, such as sample extraction, preparing reagents, pipette, weigh, monitor, record and replenish supplies, in a neat/clean manner.
  • Document results and accurately record observations in accordance with GLPs and SOPs.
  • Summarize data, including verification/QC review of study data, notebooks, and study reports.
  • May support lab instrumentation set-up and maintenance.
  • Assist in computer and equipment validations.
  • Support in monitoring, addressing and correcting environmental and equipment alarms.
  • Support in preparation of QA related documents for regulatory compliance, and perform corrective actions for QA audit findings.
  • Follow safety precautions.
  • Train junior Scientists as needed.


(Incumbent will have degree in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacology or related science as follows:)

  • Master’s level with ≥ 4 years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s level with ≥ 6 years of relevant experience.
  • Associate’s level degree with ≥ 10 years of relevant experience.

Why You Should Apply

  • Great learning opportunities, especially for those new to the field. Our seasoned professionals are here to support and work with you to explore your learning potential and career goals.
  • Structured Career Ladders that provide excellent growth based on your personal aspirations.
  • Bonuses and merit increases are a part of the QPS total rewards approach and are linked to individual, team and company performance.
  • Solid Benefits package, including Company-matched 401(k), and Company-sponsored Group Life/AD&D and Short and Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Park-like setting in Newark, Delaware
  • Internal committees designed with the needs and enjoyment of QPS employees in mind.

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.



Newark, DE
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