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Lead Scientist II - Immunochemistry

Covance 5/2/2019 2:35:38 PM
JOB ID: 30461 Category: Scientific Advanced
Harrogate, United Kingdom



Job Overview

Who we are and what we do:

Covance is a global, world-leading Life Science 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.

The Role:

Our largest UK site in Harrogate is currently recruiting for a Lead Scientist to join the Immunochemistry team within the Bioanalysis division. The Bioanalysis division is responsible for providing analytical testing services to key pharmaceutical and biotech clients to support toxicology and clinical studies.

As the Lead Scientist, you will act as the Study Director, Responsible Scientist, or Principle Investigator for non-regulated, GLP-regulated, and GCP-regulated bioanalysis studies. You will also:

* Serve as the primary point of contact for scientific & regulatory requirements, with responsibility for leading and directing scientific work to support client programs.
* Develop and review study protocols and sample analysis plans to achieve defined milestones along the drug development pathway.
* Review data alongside the method development team to ensure methods are ready for validation and approve validation & sample analysis methods.
* Review and approve reports for scientific accuracy and completeness.
* Actively collaborate with the bioanalysis team to ensure the clients' studies are completed to the highest possible standard.
* Promote a positive impression of Covance internally and within the industry.
* Proactively identify ways to increase client satisfaction.

The Lead Scientist position is an office-based role, with no hands on lab work.

What Covance can offer you:

* Competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including health cover and contributory
* Unrivalled opportunities to develop a successful career in the scientific industry.
* Unsurpassed career development opportunities. With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and an energized purpose, you will be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalized development planning.
* Ability to work with a variety of different people and clients on wide ranging projects.

Education / Qualifications

* Scientific Degree - BSc, MSc/PhD or equivalent.


* Previous Experience managing regulated studies in the role of a Study Director or equivalent.

*GLP/GCP study management

*Knowledge of global regulatory medicine agencies' guidelines

*Experience of ELISA, MSD® and Gyrolab® technologies preferred

*Experience of Watson® LIMS preferred

*Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

*Proven ability to prioritize and manage time, with excellent attention to detail.

*Ability to utilize word processing, database, spreadsheet, and specialized software.

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Harrogate, UK - United Kingdom


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).