Covance Sr Analytical Chemist- Nutritional Chemistry in Madison, Wisconsin

Job Overview

Sr. Analytical Chemist- Nutritional Chemistry

Are you interested in making a real scientific impact in your everday work? Would you enjoy working in a team- focused environment as your explore unique career opportunities?

Become a valuable member of Covance's Food Chemistry Solutions group asa Sr. Analytical Chemist . This is a great opportunity to work in a fast- paced group and make use of your method development capabilities with HPLC and MS. Sample extraction experience required. Standard Career Progression: technical lead or staff scientist.

Position is located in our Madison, WI laboratories. Relocation assistance provided

  • Organizes, conducts and evaluates analytical results and testing independently in compliance with applicable methods, protocols, SOP’s and regulatory agency guidelines

  • Identifies problems and assists in setting up and performing optimization, and validation of various analytes in a variety of matrices, and may assist in method development.

  • Provides input and participates in project meetings, plans, monitors and guides project work

  • Performs peer review and QC review of data

  • Initiates, drives and implements process improvement initiatives.

  • Trains, mentors, and assists less experienced staff.

  • Participates in client visits as needed, assists in communicating technical information.

  • Participates in new equipment and instrument assessment and qualification, as appropriate

  • Assures technical staff compliance to SOPs and other regulatory agency guidelines.

  • Performs complex analyses using unfamiliar or new methods, asking for scientific guidance as needed.

  • Learn to design and independently conduct tests for chemistry projects and provide initial analysis

Thrive personally and professionally at Covance

Working at Covance, you’ll continue to grow in our learning-based culture so you’ll know how to expertly respond and adapt as the industry continues to evolve. Here, you’ll put your education to work as you play a meaningful role in advancing healthcare.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package. This includes 21 days of personal time off, 7 paid holidays, medical and dental insurance as well as tuition reimbursement, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, along with short and long-term disability and life insurance.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (Laboratory experience may be substituted for degree)

  • Ability to perform advanced computer skills (e.g., Word, Excel).


At least 4 years of related experience

Experience with HPLC

Experience with sample extraction

Experience with MS

Method development experience is a plus

Job Number 2017-16462

Job Category Nutritional Chemistry

Position Type Full-Time

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