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Scientist - Genomics

Covance 11/12/2018 5:01:42 AM
JOB ID: 25295 Category: Scientific Advanced
Indianapolis, Indiana



Job Overview

We are seeking a Staff Scientist for our Covance Central Laboratory Services Genomics Department. This Staff Scientist will participate in scientific activities and initiatives in support of Laboratory Operations. Performs assay development and complex trouble-shooting and problem-solving, supporting Lab Operations to ensure smooth transition of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) assays into production.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Performs complex troubleshooting and assists in leading initiatives to solve challenging scientific problems with NGS assays or instrumentation.
* Applies and interprets scientific theories, concepts, techniques, and regulatory requirements in clinical studies and accepts leadership role in developing NGS assays.
* Provides consultation to scientific and operational staff on technical issues involving NGS.
* Responds to unscheduled deadlines, client needs, crises, etc. without neglecting other duties.
* Assists with regular monitoring and evaluation of NGS assays to ensure effective scientific performance.
* May provide technical training for operational staff.
* Provides technical/scientific consultation to departments outside the lab as requested.
* Contributes to long-term planning and technical policies of the Laboratory.
* Assists in managing scientific vendor relationships to troubleshoot issues and improve capabilities.
* Regularly reads literature related to scientific area of expertise to remain current in knowledge.
* Presentations to clients and professional groups.



Ph.D. or MS degree in scientific area of expertise.


Board certification in scientific area of expertise.


* 1-2 years post-doctoral Experience within scientific area of expertise. Additional relevant Experience may be substituted for education requirements above.
* Highly skilled in conducting research, data interpretation, and writing reports.
* Proven track record of method development.
* Experience performing scientific presentations and preparing scientific publications.
* Knowledge of clinical laboratory automation, system software, Microsoft applications and laboratory statistics.
* Effective communication skills with technical staff, business development staff, peers and clients.
* Attention to detail and interpretation of scientific data.
* Demonstrated problem prevention, detection and resolution

NOTE: Experience with NGS (next generation sequencing) required

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Indianapolis, IN - Indiana


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).