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Research Assistant II--BioA

Covance 4/15/2019 5:55:41 AM
JOB ID: 30294 Category: Scientific Mid Level
Indianapolis, Indiana



Job Overview

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant to join our BioAnalytical Department in Indianapolis, IN. Covance's work in developing new pharmaceutical solutions has an incredible impact on the lives of millions worldwide. Join us & be a part of this life-saving work!

The Role:

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

* 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.
* 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.
* Assists in setting up and performing method development and validation of various analytes in a variety of matrices.
* Makes suggestions for modifications in test methods or procedures.
* Provides input and participates in project meetings, plans, monitors and guides project work.
* Ability to serve as lead chemist on projects, overseeing a small group of technical staff, with supervision.
* Maintains a clean and safe laboratory work environment.
* Trains and assists less Experience d staff.
* 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, methods, protocols and SOPs.
* Performs other related duties as assigned.

**This role would be standard Day hours Tuesday-Saturday**


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


* 3 - 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 analytical instrumentation.
* Acts as a technical resource for the department (trouble shooting, method development, qualification, maintenance and training).
* Maintains and operates laboratory equipment, including problem identification and resolution.
* Evaluates data for incorporation into written reports.
* Completes project assignments on time with minimal supervision.
* Knowledgeable on a variety of study types, analysis procedures and methodology.
* Able to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing.
* Acts as a project leader with guidance as needed.
* Able to perform complex analysis using unfamiliar or new methods.
* Ability to assist in the preparation of relevant sections of final reports.

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).