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Research Assistant III - BioA

Covance 5/30/2018 6:43:44 AM
JOB ID: 20404 Category: Scientific Bachelor s Degree
Madison, Wisconsin



Job Overview

Covance is currently seeking a Research Assistant III for our BioA group in Madison, WI.

This position analyzes biological or chemical samples and/or develops/validates methodologies for various compounds and components in compliance with appropriate standard operating procedures (SOPs) and regulatory agency guidelines.

1. Duties and Responsibilities:

* Organizes, conducts and evaluates analytical results and testing.
* Maintains study documentation and laboratory records.
* Independently sets-up, maintains, operates and performs routine and non-routine maintenance on general equipment, including problem identification and resolution.
* Performs quality control review of data.
* Informs Study Director, Principal Investigator and/or management of any problems and/or deviations that may affect integrity of the data; participates in corrective action of problems.
* Promotes a cohesive team environment.
* With supervisory assistance, assures technical staff compliance to SOPs and other regulatory agency guidelines.
* Assists in setting up and performing method development and validation of various analytes in a variety of matrices.
* Performs complex analyses using unfamiliar or new methods, asking for scientific guidance as needed.
* Makes suggestions for modifications in test methods or procedures.
* Provides input and participates in project meetings, plans, monitors and guides project work.
* With supervisory assistance, serves as a lead chemist on projects, overseeing a small group of technical staff.
* Trains, mentors, and assists less Experience d staff.
* Maintains a clean and safe laboratory work environment.
* Participates in new equipment and instrument assessment and qualification, as appropriate.
* Participates in client visits as needed, assists in communicating technical information.
* Participates in process improvement initiatives.
* Assists in evaluation of data for incorporation into written reports.
* Effectively plans and utilizes personnel and resources for timely completion of assigned projects.
* Assists in writing reports and protocols.
* Writes SOPs and methods.
* Performs other related duties as assigned.


* Bachelor of Science/Arts (BS/BA) degree in chemistry or related scientific field
* Relevant Bioanalytical Experience may be substituted for education
* Ability to perform advanced computer skills (e.g., Word, Excel).


* 4 years related or relevant laboratory Experience required with a BS/BA degree.
* Familiar with the use of standard laboratory equipment (e.g., balances, pipettes, centrifuges).
* Experience with use and trouble shooting of analytical equipment including HPLC and Mass Spectrometer
* Effective communication (verbal and written), presentation and interpersonal skills.
* Ability to design and independently conduct tests for chemistry projects and provide initial analysis of results.
* Acts as technical resource for the department (trouble shooting, method development, qualification, maintenance and training).
* Evaluates data for incorporation into written reports.
* Advanced time management skills to complete project assignments on time, with minimal or no supervision.
* Able to effectively schedule resources.
* Understands and helps staff with compliance to SOPs and other regulatory agency guidelines.
* Identifies process improvement opportunities, recommends solutions and implements action plans.
* Effectively interacts with internal and/or external clients.
* Acts as a project leader.
* Ability to assist in the preparation of relevant sections of final reports.
* Knowledgeable on a variety of study types, analysis procedures and methodologies.

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Madison, WI - Wisconsin


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).