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Immunology Research Associate I

Covance 4/19/2018 1:33:37 PM
JOB ID: 19197 Category: Scientific Bachelor s Degree
Denver, Pennsylvania



Job Overview

Research Associate I- Immunology Services

Are you interested in making a real scientific impact in a team-focused environment? Gain exposure to a wide variety of science and explore a multitude of rewarding career-pathways, by working at Covance as Research Associate I for our Immunology Services group.

Position is located in Denver, PA.

Make use of your leadership and troubleshooting abilities by joining our team of scientists dedicated to making strides in early stage drug development and biologics. Intermediate level of Experience with EIA and high-throughput Immunoassay are essential; development and validation Experience preferred.

In this role you will be a key contributor to the department by independently performing accurate, routine assays on biological samples consistent with the goals of the Immunology Services department. You will also be expected to:

* Follow good documentation practices and QMS (Quality Management System) guidelines.
* High level of quality and productivity is required.
* Plans assigned workload on a daily basis and effectively schedules multiple assignments.
* Learn to identify problems, determine appropriate actions and implement solutions with support as appropriate.
* adapt techniques to new procedures or particular needs as directed.
* May train and instruct junior staff members.
* Participates in and drives process improvement initiatives.
* Interacts with internal (Covance/ LabCorp) and external clients.
* Develop and validate/qualify immunoassays for all therapeutic areas
* Serve as a subject matter expert in immunoassay development and validation.
* Collaborate with project teams on the implementation of assays.
* Independently apply basic scientific principles, perform literature searches and keep abreast of literature in the Immunoassay field.
* Closely review method development, validation/qualification data and draw logical conclusions.
* Thoroughly analyze results and methods, solve analytical problems, and troubleshoot assays.
* Develop and propose novel strategies and bring in new technologies for implementation and drive revenue growth.
* Effective communication with other groups in the business unit.
* Prepare appropriate protocols and reports for all phases of immunoassays and sample analysis.
* Provide update of project status at periodic project review meetings.
* Lead cross-functional teams and will be a stakeholder on project teams.


* Master of Science (MS) degree with a minimum of 2 to 5+ years of Experience in working with immunoassays, (preferably high-throughput Immunoassay development) is required.
* Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with a minimum of 10+ years of Experience in working with immunoassays, (preferably high-throughput Immunoassay development) is required.
* Experience may be substituted for education.
* Familiar with the use of standard laboratory equipment.
* Experience with analytical instrumentation is desired.
* Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills.
* Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail.
* Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies.


Covance, the drug development business of LabCorp, is the world's most comprehensive drug development services company. Because of our broad Experience , from early research to commercialization, our more than 20,000 employees from across the globe are in a unique position to supply insights that go above and beyond testing. Our team's impact on healthcare is remarkable. Through their everyday work they've supported 100% of the top 50 drugs on the market and all the oncology drugs approved in 2016. And, because we span the drug development spectrum, you'll directly impact a wide-range of initiatives as you explore unique career paths and discover your extraordinary potential.

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Denver, PA - Pennsylvania


Covance Recruiting Process

Below is a general Overview of Our Recruiting Process

If you’d like to work for us, please submit your resume/CV online. If your ability to use or access our electronic application is limited due to a disability, please visit or call 1-800-978-4473 for help.

We consider applications from everyone who is interested in a position with us and who meets the required criteria and qualifications.

If your application is selected, someone from our recruiting team will contact you to arrange an initial screen. We may carry this out over the phone or at a face-to-face meeting. You must complete the screen to be considered for the position.

Based on the results of the initial screen, we may invite you to an interview. One of our recruiting team members will contact you to arrange this. The process may involve several interviews, initially over the phone, and then face-to-face with different members of the hiring team.

Our interviews follow a behavioral-based format. This means we’ll ask you to give us information that’s specific to your professional and educational experiences.

Hiring team members will share and discuss their input and then make their decision.

If you’re the person who best meets the requirements of the position, a member of the hiring team will get in touch to make you an offer of employment. Covance is an eVerify employer (United States only).