Covance Research Assoc III - Discovery - TBS - Greenfield, IN in Greenfield, Indiana

Job Overview

Covance is hiring a Research Associate III – Discovery to join their global Translational Biomarker Solutions team in Greenfield, IN.

The Research Associate III - Discovery performs established assays, aids in validating novel biomarkers for immunoassays and generates clear technical reports. They will demonstrate proficiency in immunoassay instrumentation and processes by assisting in designing experiments to evaluate and validate single and multiplexed assays.

If you are proficient in one or more of the following methodologies, Mesoscale, Luminex, Quanterx, or ELISAs in addition to providing protocol and assay technical consultation to clients, this is an excellent opportunity to join our team and grow your career.

The Research Associate may train coworkers, where appropriate, and performs established laboratory procedures and assays in accordance with Covance quality principles. They will also maintain high standards in all aspects of departmental and laboratory functions.

Responsibilities :

  • Perform established and development of new immunoassays.

  • Consult with supervisor to establish goals

  • Research scientific literature and develop plan

  • Communicate experimental plan to supervisor and/or client and revise as needed

  • Obtain necessary reagents and equipment.

  • Design and conduct experiments in timely fashion and routinely update supervisor on progress

  • Modify plan as needed. Resolve routine and non-routine assay problems and select optimal conditions

  • Prepare clear, detailed experimental reports that enable reproduction of experiment by others in the lab and include precise tracking of samples and data

  • Complete testing within the expected turn around time to meet customers’ expectations

  • Conduct assay operations as needed for study support.

  • Train others and participate in method transfer activities as required.

Quality results

  • Include all appropriate biological controls in experimental design

  • Verify instrument performance and document quality checks

  • Report any quality issue to supervisor and participate in troubleshooting.

  • Scientific Communication

  • Generate concise and clear technical reports for clients and interpret basic findings

  • Prepare high quality scientific reports for internal and external oral presentation

  • Prepare scientific posters and manuscripts that demonstrate expertise and enhance the reputation of Covance in the scientific and client community.

Scientific Growth

  • Read appropriate literature and research topics applicable to Covance and client needs

  • Suggest and evaluate new assays and assay improvements

  • Evaluate new techniques, technologies, and instruments

  • Participate in internal and external scientific seminars and training

Teamwork and Scientific Leadership

  • Freely share ideas and learning with the team and other colleagues

  • Actively participate as team member for Covance and client studies.

  • Willingly cross-train and learn other assays to support overall team efforts.


  • Comply with regulatory guidelines, Universal Precautions and Covance Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) at all times.

  • Complete required training and maintain training records

  • Follow established Covance operations procedures for purchasing, payroll, client interaction, etc. at all times.


  • Expertise with immunoassay techniques and procedures.

  • Expertise with assay validation procedures and data analysis.

  • Proficiency in applicable instrumentation software, database, graphical and statistical software

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to interact with and support others in a team-oriented environment


B.S. or M.S. in Biology, Medical Technology, Immunology, or related field.


Individual must have at least three years bench-level laboratory experience in biological science including 1 yr experience in immuno research. Job level will commensurate with individual's experience.

Job Number 2018-21752

Job Category Clinical Research Associate

Position Type Full-Time

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