Santa Clarita, California

Look for more than answers.

At Quest, we are on a continuous journey of discovery and development. It’s this attitude that has made us an industry leader and the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. For those joining us, we offer exciting and fast-moving career opportunities where you can affect change at a rate unheard of in many organizations of our size and scope. While we invest in and develop technology to drive our innovations, our ongoing success relies on our people.

As an LC-MS/MS Scientist, you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you will have the opportunity to collaborate and affect change while expanding your leadership skills and technical knowledge.

This professional will work on-site at the Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute of Valencia, CA.

LC-MS/MS Scientist, the role:

The LC-MS/MS Scientist plans, prepares, conducts and records complex bench level chemical/biochemical experiments. This professional prepares reports and analysis of results as related to product/process development improvement. Activities may be focused individual projects or assignments as a member of a project team which may include project leadership duties.

Job responsibilities:

  • Develops, plans, conducts and records results from complex high-throughput experiments using automated liquid-handling and LC-MS/MS platforms.
  • Performs laboratory experiments following defined protocols and company procedures. Reports status of assigned projects through the preparation of detailed reports and documentation that summarize experiment results.
  • Works within established parameters on individual assignments, on project teams for longer-term projects and as a technical leader to Assistant Scientists or Associate Scientists.
  • Identifies problems, investigates alternatives and recommends possible courses of action.
  • Maintains knowledge of technological developments that may assist in the completion of an assignment or lead to new products, processes or procedures by reading current literature.
  • Effectively utilizes and applies advanced methods or technologies.
  • Contributes ideas for new product development typically within existing markets.
  • Responsibilities include working with infectious materials, supporting and complying with the company hazard waste handling practices.

To qualify, the ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • 6+ years of extensive industrial experience and significant demonstration of capabilities for a candidate with a Bachelor's degree, at least 4 years of relevant industrial experience with a Master's degree, or a Ph.D. .
  • Experience in developing products under design control or cGMP/QSR is a plus.
  • Experience conducting high-throughput experiments using automated liquid-handling and LC-MS/MS platforms.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as professional journals, operating instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write complete reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively in one-on-one and small group situations.
  • Ability to apply mathematical concepts to problem-solving situations.
  • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance and correlation techniques.

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Join us for competitive benefits and development opportunities in a progressive and supportive environment. Help us improve our service, and the experiences of our patients and colleagues. Work with us and together we can be better.

Your Quest career. Seek it out.

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 or Citizenship.


Santa Clarita, California

 

Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics is driven to discover and deliver diagnostic insights and innovations that help to improve human health. We offer a wide range of products and services that benefit patients, healthcare providers, and pharmaceutical medical device companies, life insurance companies and employers.

We are the world’s leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. Our services range from routine blood tests — such as total cholesterol, Pap testing and white blood cell count — to complex, gene-based and molecular testing. We perform medical tests that aid in the diagnosis or detection of diseases, measure the progress or recovery from a disease or confirm that an individual is free from disease. We have specialized expertise in cancer, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, and neurology. Read more about our testing services.

 

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Join us on our quest to discover and deliver innovations to improve health

 

We are the world’s leading provider of diagnostic testing services, with a staff of approximately 900 MDs and PhDs, an extensive network of convenient patient locations and a broad range of diagnostic products.

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Patients and doctors rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. We are the world leader in the industry, and our diagnostic testing impacts 70% of all healthcare decisions. Through our science and innovation team and external partners, we’ve developed and introduced breakthrough laboratory tests, many of which have become the standard of care over time.

 

 

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Our position at the forefront of the healthcare industry makes life at Quest Diagnostics exciting. As a member of our team, you can expand your skills and knowledge. Your colleagues are committed to improving healthcare and finding creative ways to do so. The atmosphere is stimulating and challenging. And the opportunities are almost limitless.

We can help you take your career further, whether you want to move up the ladder or across the world. We have operations and a variety of employment opportunities in nearly every state of the U.S., as well as India, UK, Ireland, Mexico and more.

 

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Why Quest Diagnostics?

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Consider a career with Quest Diagnostics, and get personal satisfaction knowing the role you play makes the services that we provide, possible.

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