Research Assistant III

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Scientific Bachelor's Degree
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Covance Research Assistant III- BioA


Covance wants you! Are you ready to start your career in the world of drug discovery? Covance's is hiring a Sr. Research Assistant for their large molecule, BioA laboratory in Chantilly, VA. This is great experience for applicants with at least 4 years of relevant experience. We offer job flexibility, full benefits, and most importantly a work environment that foster creativity and growth.

Our Chantilly, VA facility is focused on large molecule BioA, so previous experience with immunochemistry/ bioassay method development is preferred.

As a Research Assistant III/ Sr. Research Assistant, you will...

  • Assist in setting up and performing method development and validation of various analytes in a variety of matrices.
  • Serve as lead chemist on projects, overseeing a small group of technical staff.
  • Perform complex analyses using unfamiliar or new methods, asking for scientific guidance as needed.
  • Make suggestions for modifications in test methods or procedures.
  • Provide input and participates in project meetings, plans, monitors and guides project work.
  • Train, mentor, and assist less experienced staff.
  • Participate in new equipment and instrument assessment and qualification, as appropriate.
  • Participate in client visits as needed, assists in communicating technical information.
  • Participate in process improvement initiatives.
  • Assist in evaluation of data for incorporation into written reports.
  • Write SOPs and methods.


  • Bachelor of Science/Arts (BS/BA) degree in chemistry or related scientific field
  • Experience may be substituted for education.
  • Ability to perform advanced computer skills (e.g., Word, Excel).


  • 4 years related or relevant laboratory experience required with a BS/BA degree or 6 years experience with an AAS degree.
  • Familiar with the use of standard laboratory equipment (e.g., balances, pipettes, centrifuges).
  • Experience with use and trouble shooting of analytical equipment.
  • Effective communication (verbal and written), presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to design and independently conduct tests for chemistry projects and provide initial analysis of results.
  • Acts as technical resource for the department (trouble shooting, method development, qualification, maintenance and training).
  • Evaluates data for incorporation into written reports.
  • Advanced time management skills to complete project assignments on time, with minimal or no supervision.


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