PUCL Job#1176 Lab Associate 1 (Posted April 11)

Website to apply: Lab Associate 1 – PBMC Tech

Job number: 1804040


Launched in 2015, Q2 Solutions is a leading global clinical trials laboratory services organization.  We help biopharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics customers improve human health through innovation that transforms science and data into actionable medical insights. Q2 Solutions is a quality driven, responsive partner with strong global experience and deep scientific and medical expertise.  The Q2 Solutions joint venture was formed by Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics, combining the best of each parent organizations clinical trials laboratory services capabilities.



Perform routine analysis and laboratory testing procedures to obtain data from client specimens. Provide routine documentation and review of work performed in a timely manner. 



  • Perform PBMC processing Cell isolation, cell enrichment, nucleic acid extraction
  • Complete and prepare documentation in compliance with regulatory and corporate guidelines. 
  • Perform and document all specimen test procedures with accuracy, consistency and timeliness in accordance with current standard operating procedures (SOPs) and regulatory guidelines. 
  • Exercise good judgment in assessing whether test procedure is proceeding according to expectations and that the results are within acceptable tolerances. 
  • Identify abnormal progress of test procedure, potential QC failures, or otherwise unusual results and escalate to senior lab personnel immediately. 
  • Perform routine calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment as assigned. 
  • Assist in the review and development of laboratory procedures and techniques 
  • Identify process improvements to increase data quality, lower costs or reduce turnaround times. Assist in the implementation of changes as assigned. 
  • Notify inventory staff of supply shortages 
  • Participate in continuing education through self-study, attending training sessions and off-site lectures and meetings. 

All responsibilities are essential job functions unless noted as nonessential (N). 




  • Working knowledge of Good Clinical Laboratory Practices (GCLP) and other regulatory agency standards within the area of responsibility such as CLIA requirements 
  • Proficiency with pipetting and molecular biology laboratory techniques 
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety and infection control procedures and practices including standard precautions and hazardous chemical handling 
  • Proficiency with basic laboratory calculations, such as dilutions and weight 
  • Experience using Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel. 
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients 


  • Associate's degree with 2 years’ experience in a clinical laboratory operating under GCLP and/or CLIA guidelines or Bachelor's degree in a science discipline; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience 
  • Experience with tissue culture


  • Work is performed in a laboratory environment, full manual dexterity and visual acuity required. 
  • Regular standing for extended periods of time 
  • May be exposed to potential physical harm from hazardous chemicals, infectious diseases, blood-borne pathogens, toxic materials, toxic gases, electrical hazards, dangerous tools and equipment.


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