Covance Staff Scientist II in United States

Job Overview

We are seeking a Staff Scientist II to support continuous improvement efforts of the lab, specifically as related to next-generation sequencing processes and pipelines. Responsiblities will include the following:

  • Trains and mentors junior bioinformatics staff on analysis methods, programming, and pipeline development.

  • Primary point of contact for lab staff for all sequencing data related issues.

  • Responsible for processing of NGS sequencing data, from the point that data comes off sequencers through delivery to clients.

  • Develops, maintains, and improves analysis pipelines. Identifies and implements new protocols as new platforms are brought online.

  • Point of contact for high performance computing on site, responsible for maintaining the compute cluster and training others on its use.

  • Installs and maintains third-party analysis software tools as needed

  • Implements additional data delivery methods internally (upload to client cloud repositories, etc.)

  • Works directly with clients on issues related to NGS data QC and/or analysis.

  • Generates reports needed for Data Transfer Agreements, and/or Method Summary Reports for all sequencing reports.


MS or higher in Biology or related field


Five or more years of general laboratory experience in molecular biology or other biotechnology field.

Job Number 2018-24256

Job Category Scientific Advanced

Position Type Full-Time

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