Covance Validation Specialist - Brentwood in Nashville, Tennessee

Job Overview

Covance is hiring a Validation Specialist to join their global team in Brentwood, TN.

If you have 2 plus years of laboratory experience, this is an excellent opportunity to grow your career with an industry leader and work with top talent in your field!

This is an entry to mid level role and instrumentation experience with Flow Cytometry is preferred, not required.

Covance offers 21 Paid Days Off per year and Tuition Reimbursment!

The Validation Specialist is responsible for the following:

  • All facets of contract research implementation from validation plan writing to final report writing.

  • Providing management with all data for all projects within timelines indicated in research contracts. This will include, but is not limited to writing SOPs, GMP documentation of reagent preparations, direct customer interactions.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite of programs including Word and Excel is essential.

Essential Job Duties:

  1. Performs various laboratory maintenance and preventive maintenance as assigned by Supervisor.

  2. Troubleshoots instrumentation issues as needed.

  3. Performs specific development and validation related laboratory tasks as assigned by Supervisor.

  4. Reads and summarizes assigned scientific readings as required by Supervisor

  5. Maintains and tracks inventory of laboratory supplies

  6. Orders materials as instructed by Supervisor

  7. Learns to operate software required for inventory and ordering duties.

  8. Learns to operate instrumentation as needed for working in the laboratory

  9. Performs required standardization of instrumentation as assigned by supervisor

  10. Preserves and maintains critical components such as cell lines, monoclonal or polyclonal antibodies, calibrators and control sera.

  11. Adheres to Covance Safety policies and compliance program.

  12. Documents by hand and by Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel or other computer methods as needed all work per laboratory standard operating procedures

  13. Designs experiments as assigned by supervisor

  14. Writes SOP’s and validation reports

  15. Reviews SOPs and validation reports of others and summarizes for supervisor.

  16. Analyzes all validation data per standard operating procedures.

  17. Participates in meetings as requested by presenting, listening, discussing and critically evaluating own data and that presented by others.

  18. Presents data and interprets other’s data in meetings

  19. Participates in off-site scientific and training sessions as requested. Some travel may be required in conjunction with these events.

  20. Works some overtime when requested during intervals of intense need.

  21. Performs other duties as assigned and trained.


B.S. in a Life Science or Equivalent training


2-5 years of laboratory experience is required. Flow Cytometry experience is preferred.

Job Number 2018-21651

Job Category Medical Technologist

Position Type Full-Time

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