• Research Asst III BioA

    Job Location(s) US-VA-Chantilly
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    Scientific Bachelor's Degree
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    Covance Research Assistant III


    Covance's BioAnalytical lab in Chantilly, VA is seeking a Research Assistant III to join their team.


    Large molecule, ELISA experience required.


    • Organizes, conducts and evaluates analytical results and testing.
    • Maintains study documentation and laboratory records.
    • Independently sets-up, maintains, operates and performs routine and non-routine maintenance on general equipment, including problem identification and resolution.
    • Performs quality control review of data.
    • Informs Study Director, Principal Investigator and/or management of any problems and/or deviations that may affect integrity of the data; participates in corrective action of problems.
    • Promotes a cohesive team environment.
    • With supervisory assistance, assures technical staff compliance to SOPs and other regulatory agency guidelines.
    • Assists in setting up and performing method development and validation of various analytes in a variety of matrices.
    • Performs complex analyses using unfamiliar or new methods, asking for scientific guidance as needed.
    • Makes suggestions for modifications in test methods or procedures.
    • Provides input and participates in project meetings, plans, monitors and guides project work.
    • With supervisory assistance, serves as a lead chemist on projects, overseeing a small group of technical staff.
    • Trains, mentors, and assists less experienced staff.
    • Maintains a clean and safe laboratory work environment.
    • Participates in new equipment and instrument assessment and qualification, as appropriate.
    • Participates in client visits as needed, assists in communicating technical information.
    • Participates in process improvement initiatives.
    • Assists in evaluation of data for incorporation into written reports.
    • Effectively plans and utilizes personnel and resources for timely completion of assigned projects.
    • Assists in writing reports and protocols.
    • Writes SOPs and methods.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor of Science/Arts (BS/BA) degree in chemistry or related scientific field


    • 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.
    • Able to effectively schedule resources.
    • Understands and helps staff with compliance to SOPs and other regulatory agency guidelines.
    • Identifies process improvement opportunities, recommends solutions and implements action plans.
    • Able to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing.
    • Effectively interacts with internal and/or external clients.
    • Acts as a project leader.
    • Ability to assist in the preparation of relevant sections of final reports.
    • Knowledgeable on a variety of study types, analysis procedures and methodologies.


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