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Covance Senior Research Associate - In-vitro Metabolism (LCMS focus) in Madison, Wisconsin

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Senior Research Associate - In-vitro Metabolism (LCMS focus)

We are seeking an experienced LCMS scientist to join our In-vitro Drug Metabolism team in Madison, WI. Leveraging your LCMS experience, you will troubleshoot, develop methods and analyze samples for small and large molecules.

Covance’s work in developing new pharmaceutical solutions has an incredible impact on millions of lives worldwide. Be a part of this life-saving work. Help improve patients' lives while advancing your career.

In this role, you will conduct all work in compliance with appropriate company standards, GLP, GCP, GMP (where appropriate) and regulatory guidelines specified in the study plans, protocols or work agreements governing the work in which you are involved.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Sets up and performs a variety of analyses using appropriate instrumentation with routine and non-routine methods.

  • Critically review study protocol in primary area of work and suggest changes where appropriate.

  • Provides input and participates in study meetings (i.e. pre-initiation meeting).

  • Maintains study documentation in compliance with regulatory guidelines.

  • Reviews own work for overall accuracy, timeliness, completeness, and soundness of technical judgment.

  • Deliver results within agreed timeframe, whilst recognizing changes in priorities

  • Routinely support studies in non-primary area of work.

  • Ability to write, review and revise standard SOPs related to primary area of work.

  • Ability to conduct most processes/task in support of broad portfolio of study types.

  • Proficient in use of department specific software.

  • Routinely conduct QC review of data and methodology section within reports within scope of current role.

  • Ability to prepare results and presentations based on the work performed.

  • Evaluates data for experiment modification and contribute to report preparation/review.

  • Participate in method development and validation projects.

  • Maintains a clean and safe laboratory work environment and perform routine maintenance.



  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry or an equivalent scientific discipline. PhD or Master’s degree preferred.

  • Experience may be substituted for education.


  • Minimum of 5 years’ LCMS experience including troubleshooting, method development and sample analysis of small and large molecules.

  • Experience with various analytical techniques including but not limited to absorbance, fluorescents, high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), PCR etc.

  • Experience preparing biological samples and performing extractions.

  • Ability to discuss findings with both internal and external clients.

  • Understands the scientific and analytical theory relating to the main area of work and can train others as needed.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Demonstrates teamwork and leadership skills.

  • Data documentation and QC skills.

  • Problem solving skills.

  • Ability to structure and manage workloads without direct supervision.

  • Ability to recognize improvement opportunities and contribute ideas for solutions.

  • Assists others in understanding change and promotes benefits of change.

  • Self-accountability for accomplishing results.

  • Promotes a constructive feedback culture to team.

  • Drives teamwork within team.

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.