Covance

Senior Lead Scientist

US-IN-Indianapolis
Job Number
2017-16218
Job Category
Scientific Advanced Degree
Position Type
Full-Time

Job Overview

 We are seeking a Senior Lead Scientist for our Indianapolis Lab.  Duties will include the following:

 

 

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

        and projects.

·         Serves as an SD, RS, CS, LS, or PI for non-regulated, GLP-

        regulated, and GCP-regulated studies as applicable.

·         Ensures client programs meet Covance, client, and regulatory

        requirements in order to meet defined milestones along the drug

        development pathway.

·         Proactively identifies and responds to circumstances that may affect

        study success.

·         Develops and reviews protocols and sample analysis plans.

·         Reviews data with the method development team to ensure

        methods are ready for validation.

 

 

 

·         Approves validation methods and reviews sample analysis methods.

·         Independently reviews and approves raw data.

·         Ensures that any circumstances that may affect the quality and

        integrity of the study are identified and documented as the occur

        and appropriate corrective action was taken.

 

·         Reviews and approves reports for scientific accuracy and

        completeness.

·         Ensures on-time delivery of high quality data and reports.

·         Provides technical support as needed.

·         Leads efforts to troubleshoot and solve assay problems.

·         Recognizes the functions of different teams within Covance and

        seeks guidance when appropriate.

·         Manages scientific investigations.

·         Approves QA project specific inspections.

·         Approves data archival.

·         Evaluates new proposals for technical feasibility.

·         Authors or co-authors scientific papers or posters which are

        published or presented at scientific meetings.

·         Influences external regulatory space.

·         Provides industry perspective internally and externally on a global

        level.

·         Proven ability to serve as the scientific point of contact for the

        client.

·         Effectively works with the client to determine project requirements.

·         Leads preinitiation meetings when needed.

·         Gives scientific directives to the study team.

·         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.

·         Participates in client visits as a scientific lead.

·         Responds to unscheduled deadlines, client needs, and crises  

        without neglecting other responsibilities.

·         Assists clients with experimental design outside the scope of SOPs.

·         Develops and delivers compelling messages that connect with the

        audience.

·         Promotes quality within the study team.

·         Provides a technical resource for less experienced team members.

·         Actively promotes collaboration within and across groups.

·         Communicates successes and provides positive recognition to team

        members.

·         Promotes a positive impression of Covance internally and within the

        industry.

·         Provides technical and scientific guidance to clients and other

        departments.

·         Effectively leads new employee training and develops training

        materials and schedules.

·         Identifies process improvement opportunities, participates in  

        execution of initiatives.

·         Advocates Covance ethics, vision, and values; fosters a high-

        performance culture.

·         Represents the Covance bioanalytical business within the industry.

·         Has ownership for a project or task in addition to project

        management.

·         Regularly provides support to other lead scientists or project

        managers.

·         Proven mentoring abilities.

·         Able to serve as a backup for management non-personnel related

        responsibilities including workload allocation, etc.

·         Exhibits demonstrated leadership skills within the industry.

·         Drives growth.

·         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.

·         Good knowledge of client requirements.

·         Manages time effectively.

·         Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education/Qualifications

Minimum Required:

  1. 7-9 years of experience in the job discipline
  2. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  3. Proven ability to prioritize and manage time
  4. Excellent attention to detail
  5. Able to utilize word processing, database, spreadsheet, and specialized software
  6. Experience and skill with Watson, Nautilus, and Analyst preferred
  7. Knowledge of regulatory agency guidelines
  8. Skilled in the related chemistry field and with data interpretation

Recommended:

PhD in science or related field

Experience may be substituted for education

Experience

Minimum Required:

  1. 7-9 years of experience in the job discipline
  2. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  3. Proven ability to prioritize and manage time
  4. Excellent attention to detail
  5. Able to utilize word processing, database, spreadsheet, and specialized software
  6. Experience and skill with Watson, Nautilus, and Analyst preferred
  7. Knowledge of regulatory agency guidelines
  8. Skilled in the related chemistry field and with data interpretation

Recommended:

PhD in science or related field

Experience may be substituted for education

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