Covance Research Associate I - Greenfield, IN in Greenfield, Indiana

Job Overview

Covance is hiring a Research Associate I to join their global TBS team in Greenfield, IN.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a global team and work with top talent in your field. The Research Associate I is an entry to mid-level scientific role requiring two years bench-level laboratory experience in biological science with one year in flow cytometry preferred. The focus of this role is the development of new Cell-based and flow cytometry assays.

Covance offers Tuition Reimbursment and an excellent opportunity to grow your career with an industry leader.

The skills we are looking for include the following:

  • Familiar with primary cell and cell line culture

  • Experience in sterile cell culture techniques and general cell biology techniques including processing of blood and tissue samples for primary cell isolation and culture

  • Experience in ex vivo cell stimulation

  • Experience with ELISPOT, ADCC, Killing assays preferred

  • Competence in multiparameter flow cytometry, database, graphical and statistical software is preferred

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

  • Good oral and written communication skills

The Research Associate I is responsible for the following:

  • Development of new Cell-based and flow cytometry assays.

  • Consult with supervisor and senior scientist (sometimes client) to establish goals

  • Research scientific literature and develop plan

  • Communicate experimental plan to supervisor and revise as needed

  • Obtain necessary reagents and equipment, after approval.

  • 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

  • May 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

  • Pro-active ownership of tasks, and commitment to delivery

  • Actively communicate with team members and supervisor

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

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

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

  • Compliance

  • 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.

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

  • May 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

  • Pro-active ownership of tasks, and commitment to delivery

  • Actively communicate with team members and supervisor

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

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

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

Compliance

  • 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.

  • Compliance to laboratory procedures and quality standards and responsibilities are critical to evaluation of job performance by the supervisor.

Education/Qualifications

Required:

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

Experience

Required:

Individual must have two years bench-level laboratory experience in biological science with one year in flow cytometry preferred.

Job Number 2018-21813

Job Category Clinical Research Associate

Position Type Full-Time

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