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Technical Lead I

Covance 3/29/2019 1:06:39 PM
JOB ID: 29685 Category: Scientific Mid Level
Salt Lake City, Utah



Job Overview

Who we are and what we do:

Covance is a global, world-leading Life Sciences Contract Research Organisation that provides dedicated and fully comprehensive laboratory testing and drug development services to the pharmaceutical industry.

At Covance, we offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career. We put our trust in science and in one another. This is your chance to become part of a team that helps to bring the miracles of medicine to market sooner, as Covance has helped pharmaceutical and biotech companies develop one-third of all prescriptions medicines in the market today.

We have an excellent opportunity for someone to join our Bioanalytical Department in Salt Lake City and jumpstart their career as a Technical Lead.

The Role:

Leads lab processes, studies, and projects. Assists in the training, development, scheduling and oversight of laboratory staff. Involved in the support of planning and execution of process improvement projects on a small or large scale. Actively performs laboratory work within the scope of validation tests, automated sample extractions, and routine and/or non-routine analyses in compliance with appropriate SOPS and regulatory guidelines.

* Independently sets up and operates general equipment, LC-MS systems, and automated instrumentation, including problem identification and resolution. May perform routine and non-routine maintenance, as necessary.
* Actively performs laboratory work within the scope of validation tests, automated sample extractions, and routine and/or non-routine analyses in a variety of matrices and in compliance with appropriate SOPS and regulatory guidelines. Documents, works, and maintains study documentation and laboratory records.
* May serve as lead chemist on projects to plan, monitor and guide project and/or POD work, including overseeing a small group of technical staff, with minimal supervision.
* Assists with manual and automated routine sample extraction, training, and analysis laboratory work scheduling for indirect reports, including batch starts, calculations, and study set-up.
* Able to review work of others for overall accuracy, timeliness, completeness, and soundness of technical judgment.
* Provides input and participates in project meetings, informing Study Director, Principal Investigator and/or management of any problems and/or deviations that may affect the integrity of the data and recommends corrective action.
* Suggests and performs modifications to test methods or procedures where precedence exists. Recommends an action plan for solving project or technical problems as they occur.
* May assist in the evaluation of new technologies or techniques. Functions as technical resource for department.
* May interact in external client communications.
* Performs other related duties as assigned.


* BS/BA degree in science or related field plus 2-4 years of relevant Experience . Experience may be substituted for education.


* Knowledge of experimental design and ability to evaluate and interpret data.
* Proficient at advanced instrument operation and troubleshooting.
* Advanced knowledge of computers and programs.
* Concise and effective verbal and written communication skills.

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Salt Lake City, UT - Utah


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).