Staff Scientist II BioA (LCMS)

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Covance Bioanalytical Lead Scientist

Play a pivotal role in the drug development process and grow your career

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

If you are looking for a company where you can gain exposure to a wide variety of science and explore a multitude of career paths across the drug development spectrum, consider working at Covance as a Lead Scientist. In this role, you will lead and direct scientific work to support external methods and projects while ensuring that client programs meet regulatory requirements and meeting defined milestones along the drug development pathway. You will also be expected to:

    • Serve as a scientific lead for non-regulated, GLP-regulated, and GCP-regulated studies
    • Evaluate data and tables to ensure regulatory guidelines and expectations are met
    • Lead scientific investigations and efforts to troubleshoot and solve assay problems
    • Serve as the scientific point of contact for the client
    • Proactively identify ways to increase client satisfaction


This role is based out of our Indianapolis facility. Relocation assistance is available.  

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.

Why Lead Scientists choose to work at Covance

  • Make a direct impact in the lives of patients
  • Access to a variety of studies and top notch laboratory instrumentation
  • Partner with and learn from supportive colleagues and industry leaders
  • Open up new opportunities for career growth related to scientific and regulatory leadership



What we’re looking for

 Lead Scientists are the most successful at Covance with:

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in science or a related field with a preference for an advanced degree
  • A minimum of 7 years of related lab experience or a higher level of education may be substituted for experience
  • Expertise with LC-MS/MS instrumentation
  • Strong working knowledge of current regulatory guidelines (GLP, GCP)
  • Proven ability to plan, prioritize, and manage a workload for large and complex projects
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with excellent attention to detail


• Experience and knowledge of analytical instrumentation (eg – HPLC, GC, LC/MS/MS)

• Highly skilled in performing scientific presentation and preparing scientific publications

• Knowledge of laboratory automation software, system software, and Microsoft applications

• Effective oral and written communication skills • Knowledge of regulated analytical environment (GLP preferred)


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