Principle Investigator/Lead Scientist- BioA

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Scientific Bachelor's Degree
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Chantilly, VA Covance is looking for a Pricincipal Investigator/Lead Scientist to join their large molecule BioAnalytical team in Chantilly, VA.


In this role you will provide scientific oversight to a team of BioA analysts for preclinical and clinical studies. This is not a bench position, but rather an office role where you review data, reports and help with troublehooting. Strong immunoassay and validation skills are needed in this role for a variety of assay types. 3-4 years of method development and experience with MSD-ECL platform is preferred.


• Able to lead and direct scientific work to support external methods and projects.

• Serves as the scientific point of contact for the client.

• Ensures client programs meet Covance, client, and regulatory requirements.

• Develops and reviews protocols and sample analysis plans.

• Reviews data with the method development team to ensure methods are ready for validation.

• Independently reviews and approves raw data.

• Effectively evaluates data and tables to ensure regulatory guidelines and expectations are met.

• Reviews and approves reports for scientific accuracy and completeness.

• Provides technical support as needed.

• Participates in scientific investigations.

• Approves QA project specific inspections.

• Serves as the scientific point of contact for the client.

• Works with the client to determine project requirements.

• Identifies scientific issues or scope changes within the study.

• Communicates and monitors scientific expectations with scientific staff and clients.

• Proactively identifies ways to increase client satisfaction.

• Promotes quality within the study team.

• Provides a technical resource for less experienced team members.

• Actively promotes collaboration within and across groups.

• Provides appropriate coaching and recognition to team members.

• Able to plan, prioritize, and manage workload for large and complex projects.

• Demonstrated ability to manage high volume study work for key clients.

• Takes accountability and demonstrates responsibility regarding scientific study conduct.



Masters (MS) degree in science or related field, with a preference for PhD


Minimum Required:

• 6-8 years of experience in the job discipline

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• Proven ability to prioritize and manage time

• Excellent attention to detail

• Able to utilize word processing, database, spreadsheet, and specialized software

• Experience and skill with Watson, Nautilus, and Analyst preferred

• Knowledge of regulatory agency guidelines


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