Staff Scientist I - Targeted Cell Isolation

Covance Inc Located in: Indianapolis,  Indiana
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Play a pivotal role in the drug development process and advance your career

 

Do you have experience with targeted cell isolation and flow cytometry? Are you interested in making an impact on drug development through your everyday work? Are you passionate about advancing your career while making a difference in patients’ lives?

 

If you said yes to these questions and you are looking for a place where you can explore a multitude of career paths across the drug development spectrum, consider joining Covance as a Staff Scientist I focused on Targeted Cell Isolation within Covance's Central Laboratory Services. This is a permanent, full time position based in our Indianapolis laboratory.

 

As a Staff Scientist I you will provide expertise on and be involved with assay method development and validation using Targeted Cell Isolation and flow cytometry for a variety of pharmaceutical company sponsors. You will perform complex troubleshooting and assist in leading initiatives to solve challenging scientific problems with assays or instrumentation.

In this position, you will:

  • Perform complex troubleshooting and assist in leading initiatives to solve challenging scientific problems with assays or instrumentation.
  • Apply and interpret scientific theories, concepts, techniques and regulatory requirements in clinical studies and accept leadership role in developing scientific approaches.
  • Provide consultation to scientific and operational staff on technical issues.
  • Respond to unscheduled deadlines, client needs, crises, etc. without neglecting other duties.
  • Assist with regular monitoring and evaluation of clinical assays to ensure effective scientific performance.
  • May provide technical training for operational staff.
  • Provide technical/scientific consultation to departments outside the lab (i.e., Project Management) as requested.
  • Contribute to long-term planning and technical policies of the department.
  • Assist in leading scientific vendor relationships to troubleshoot issues and improve capabilities.
  • Participate in client visits.
  • Regularly read literature related to scientific area of expertise to remain current in knowledge.
  • Present to clients and professional groups.
  • Attend meetings, conferences, symposia, and seminars to promote CLS’s capabilities within dedicated scientific area.

What we’re looking for in you:

Do you have experience working with clinical samples including blood, bone marrow, CSF, etc.? Do you have experience using targeted cell isolation and flow cytometry techniques? Do these and the following statements sound like knowledge and experience that you can bring to Covance?

  • Ph.D. in scientific area of expertise (Board certification in scientific area of expertise preferred).
  • 1-2 years post-doctoral experience within scientific area of expertise. Additional relevant experience may be substituted for education requirements above.
  • Experience with Targeted Cell Isolation (TCI) and flow cytometry.
  • 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.

Why People choose to work at Covance

"At Covance, it’s our people that make us great – it’s what our clients, our partners and, most importantly, what our employees say. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to work with exceptional people with diverse viewpoints. You’ll discover your own extraordinary potential as we build an even stronger organization with industry leaders from early development to the clinic and beyond."

Get to know Covance

Covance, the drug development business of LabCorp, is the world’s most comprehensive drug development services company. Because of our broad experience, from early research to commercialization, our more than 20,000 employees from across the globe are in a unique position to supply insights that go above and beyond testing. Our team’s impact on healthcare is remarkable. Through their everyday work they’ve supported 100% of the top 50 drugs on the market and all the oncology drugs approved in 2016. Even though we span multiple businesses, we operate as one, sharing our knowledge to improve our efficiency and deliver on the promise of a healthier world.

 

The Covance team is driven by an energized purpose to improve health and improve lives across the globe. Here, you’ll work alongside exceptional people who each play an important role in bringing new scientific discoveries and therapeutic area advancements to life. And, because we span the drug development spectrum, you’ll directly impact a wide-range of initiatives as you explore unique career paths and discover your extraordinary potential.

 

Get ready to make a difference as we speed the delivery of groundbreaking therapies and improve lives of countless individuals.

EEO Statement

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.

  • Ph.D. in scientific area of expertise (Board certification in scientific area of expertise preferred).
  • 1-2 years post-doctoral experience within scientific area of expertise. Additional relevant experience may be substituted for education requirements above.
  • Experience with Targeted Cell Isolation (TCI) and flow cytometry.
  • 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.
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COMPANY INFORMATION

Covance Inc. is proud to be the only drug development company with a full range of research and development services—from lead optimization, to commercialization and life cycle management. Covance, headquartered in Princeton, NJ, is the drug development business of LabCorp with global operations in more than 30 countries.

JOB INFORMATION

Seniority Level:
Experienced - Not Management
Function:
  R&D / Science
Preferred Industry Background:
 
Managing a team of:
N/A
Required Travel:

Base Salary:
Confidential
Bonus:
Benefits:
Other Compensation: