Cordant Health Solutions™ is at the forefront of combating today’s opioid epidemic through its network of toxicology laboratories and pharmacies. Cordant is committed to providing cutting-edge solutions for payers, clinicians and agencies involved with addiction, criminal justice and pain management.  Cordant is one of the only toxicology laboratories that includes a full-service, high-touch pharmacy that specializes in complex management and dispensing of controlled substances. As a reliable partner, Cordant provides testing protocols, treatment recommendations and considerations and digital case-management tools to help its customers become more efficient and effective. Cordant strives to change the way its clients use toxicology results and assists its clients in navigating the ever-changing industries in which they operate.  Laboratories and/or pharmacies are located in Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Massachusetts, New York, and Washington.

Cordant Health Solutions has an immediate opening for a full-time Research and Development Scientist to join our Tacoma, Washington laboratory.  The R&D Scientist is responsible for planning, conducting and analyzing experiments, either with a definite end use (to develop new products, processes or commercial applications; to improve current applications) or to broaden scientific understanding in general.

Essential Functions:
  • Maintain current methods ensuring consistent quality data and method performance.
  • Develop new methods as needed by the lab for new compounds being added to test menu.
  • Work closely with Operations and Scientific leadership to understand pain points and proactively work to find methodological solutions to address issues in production.
  • Work with Senior Certifying Scientists to ensure validations are complete and up to date and that there is adequate redundancy in validation across instruments.
  • For new methods, ensure detailed SOP and Standard Work documents are written and production staff have all necessary information to have a successful launch.

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in hard science field, required
  • Previous method development experience, required
  • Previous experience working in the health or medical field, preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Familiarity with Agilent LC/MS/MS platform, highly preferred
  • Knowledge of Hamilton STAR operation/programming highly preferred
  • Knowledge of CAP regulations highly preferred
  • High degree of computer literacy, including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be a good communicator with a friendly positive demeanor
  • Must be able to communicate and interact with employees at all levels of the Organization
  • Should be resourceful, flexible, and adaptable
  • Have strong problem-solving abilities

About Cordant Health Solutions:

Working at Cordant Health Solutions means constantly being challenged to learn and grow in a fast-paced, dynamic, vibrant environment. Our team members are the key to our success and we are committed to providing an environment that not only offers a fun, positive work environment but also career building opportunities and a positive work/life balance. Cordant Health Solutions supports its employees by offering a benefits package to eligible employees that includes:

  • Medical / Dental / Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Paid time off (PTO) / paid Holidays
  • 401(k) with Company match
  • Company paid basic life insurance
  • Company paid long term disability
  • Short term disability

Cordant Health Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled) that believes diversity leads to a stronger organization.  

Department: Science/Research & Development
This is a full time position

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