• Sr Analytical Chemist- Nutritional Chemistry

    Job Location(s) US-WI-Madison | US-IL-Chicago
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    Nutritional Chemistry
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    Sr. Analytical Chemist- Nutritional Chemistry

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


    Become a valuable member of Covance's Food Chemistry Solutions group as a Sr. Analytical Chemist. This is a great opportunity to work in a fast- paced group and make use of your method development capabilities with HPLC and MS. Sample extraction experience required. Standard Career Progression: technical lead or staff scientist. 


    Position is located in our Madison, WI laboratories. Relocation assistance provided


    • Organizes, conducts and evaluates analytical results and testing independently in compliance with applicable methods, protocols, SOP’s and regulatory agency guidelines
    • Identifies problems and assists in setting up and performing optimization, and validation of various analytes in a variety of matrices, and may assist in method development.
    • Provides input and participates in project meetings, plans, monitors and guides project work
    • Performs peer review and QC review of data
    • Initiates, drives and implements process improvement initiatives.
    • Trains, mentors, and assists less experienced staff.
    • Participates in client visits as needed, assists in communicating technical information.
    • Participates in new equipment and instrument assessment and qualification, as appropriate
    • Assures technical staff compliance to SOPs and other regulatory agency guidelines.
    • Performs complex analyses using unfamiliar or new methods, asking for scientific guidance as needed.
    • Learn to design and independently conduct tests for chemistry projects and provide initial analysis



    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.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (Laboratory experience may be substituted for degree)
    • Ability to perform advanced computer skills (e.g., Word, Excel).


    At least 4 years of related experience

    Experience with HPLC

    Experience with sample extraction

    Experience with MS

    Method development experience is a plus


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