Quest Diagnostics Engineer, Database Science - Marlborough, MA in Marlborough, Massachusetts

The Journey Begins with you.

There's quite a distance between wondering and knowing. And for patients waiting for answers to important health questions, it's a road they want to travel as quickly as possible.

At Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, we understand urgency. But more than speed, we focus our energies on accuracy. Currently, we seek an Engineer, Database Science - Marlborough, MA.

Schedule: Monday - Friday, Day Shift

*Salary dependent upon experience

REQ # 3779423


BASIC FUNCTION AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION: Plans and conducts development of database structures, logic, and interface in a clinical diagnostics environment. Prepares reports and analysis of results relating to database/product/process development or improvement. Activities may be focused individual projects or assignments as a member of a project team which may include project leadership duties.

IMPACT: Successful performance of job duties contributes to the success of projects in support of product development activities. Impacts the ability of the project team to meet assigned goals. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: Design, develop, validate, and implement new database structures, processes, and interfaces relating to next-generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis, diagnostic testing development and validation, data quality review, and clinical reporting. Consult on process and technology improvements within R&D;, Operations, and IT departments. Participate in resolution of support requests where database-related tools are used. Regularly report progress and prepare data analyses for internal review. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: Must have a demonstrable proficiency with database development. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Knowledge of MS SQL Server and/or Oracle development required. Knowledge of Perl or Python scripting required.


Bachelor’s degree required. Six or more years of relevant experience in IT database technology, experience within life sciences, or computational biology/bioinformatics, is a strong plus. Six or more years of software development and/or database development experience in a SQL and Oracle in a Linux, environment strongly preferred. Project management and support experience a plus. LANGUAGE SKILLS: 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. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: 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. Biostatistics experience is a plus. REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in a variety of situations. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATION: None. OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:. Requires a thorough knowledge of related products and technologies gained through experience in an academic or industrial setting. Basic understanding of genetics preferred. POSITIONS SUPERVISED: None. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under limited supervision, receiving instructions on specific assignment objectives, complex features, and possible solutions. Assistance is furnished on unusual problems and work is reviewed for application of sound professional judgment

INTERFACE WITH OTHERS: INTERNAL: Research, Manufacturing, Business Unit personnel. EXTERNAL: Customers, Suppliers, Collaborators. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to type, finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms in the operation of a keyboard, equipment or instruments located in the work environment. The employee is frequently required to sit and stand; and is occasionally required to walk and stoop. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and depth perception. WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Job duties are performed in an office environment utilizing standard office equipment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. PROTECTIVE CLOTHING: Work performed in designated areas may require the use of appropriate safety precautions and protective equipment. NOTE: THIS POSITION DESCRIPTION IN NO WAY STATES OR IMPLIES THAT THESE ARE THE ONLY DUTIES/FUNCTIONS TO BE PERFORMED BY THE INCUMBENT. EMPLOYEES WILL BE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW ANY OTHER JOB-RELATED INSTRUCTIONS AND TO PERFORM ANY OTHER JOB RELATED DUTIES/FUNCTIONS REQUESTED BY THEIR SUPERVISOR.

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Closing Statement

Quest Diagnostics has many career opportunities for individuals whose talent, initiative and dedication will complement our belief that the patient comes first and that values do matter. We work to earn our customers’ trust every day by providing the highest quality diagnostic information services in a professional, accessible and informative way. Our workforce is diverse and talented and believes in our vision: "Empowering Better Health with Diagnostic Insights."

[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. Quest Diagnostics does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance in completing an employment application please email or call 262-439-1939 for assistance or an accommodation.


Job Title: Engineer, Database Science - Marlborough, MA

Job ID: 3779423

Location: 200 Forest Street

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

City: Marlborough

State: MA