Covance

  • Research Associate I - Greenfield, IN

    Job Location(s) US-IN-Indianapolis | US-IN-Greenfield
    Job Number
    2018-21813
    Job Category
    Clinical Research Associate
    Position Type
    Full-Time
  • Job Overview

    Covance is hiring a Research Associate I to join their global TBS team in Greenfield, IN.

     

    This is an exciting opportunity to join a global team and work with top talent in your field. The Research Associate I is an entry to mid-level scientific role requiring two years bench-level laboratory experience in biological science with one year in flow cytometry preferred. The focus of this role is the development of new Cell-based and flow cytometry assays.

     

    Covance offers Tuition Reimbursment and an excellent opportunity to grow your career with an industry leader.

     

    The skills we are looking for include the following:

    • Familiar with primary cell and cell line culture
    • Experience in sterile cell culture techniques and general cell biology techniques including processing of blood and tissue samples for primary cell isolation and culture
    • Experience in ex vivo cell stimulation
    • Experience with ELISPOT, ADCC, Killing assays preferred
    • Competence in multiparameter flow cytometry, database, graphical and statistical software is preferred
    • Ability to interact with and support others in a team-oriented environment
    • Good oral and written communication skills 

    The Research Associate I is responsible for the following:

    • Development of new Cell-based and flow cytometry assays.
    • Consult with supervisor and senior scientist (sometimes client) to establish goals
    • Research scientific literature and develop plan
    • Communicate experimental plan to supervisor and revise as needed
    • Obtain necessary reagents and equipment, after approval.
    • Design and conduct experiments in timely fashion and routinely update supervisor on progress
    • Modify plan as needed. Resolve routine and non-routine assay problems and select optimal conditions 
    • Prepare clear, detailed experimental reports that enable reproduction of experiment by others in the lab and include precise tracking of samples and data
    • Complete testing within the expected turn around time to meet customers’ expectations
    • Conduct assay operations as needed for study support.
    • Train others and participate in method transfer activities as required.
    • Quality results
    • Include all appropriate biological controls in experimental design
    • Verify instrument performance and document quality checks
    • Report any quality issue to supervisor and participate in troubleshooting.
    • Scientific Communication
    • Generate concise and clear technical reports for clients and interpret basic findings
    • Prepare high quality scientific reports for internal and external oral presentation
    • May prepare scientific posters and manuscripts that demonstrate expertise and enhance the reputation of Covance in the scientific and client community.
    • Scientific Growth
    • Read appropriate literature and research topics applicable to Covance and client needs
    • Suggest and evaluate new assays and assay improvements
    • Evaluate new techniques, technologies, and instruments
    • Participate in internal and external scientific seminars and training
    • Teamwork and Scientific Leadership
    • Pro-active ownership of tasks, and commitment to delivery
    • Actively communicate with team members and supervisor
    • Freely share ideas and learning with the team and other colleagues
    • Actively participate as a team member for Covance and client studies.
    • Willingly cross-train and learn other assays to support overall team efforts.
    • Compliance
    • Comply with regulatory guidelines, Universal Precautions and Covance Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) at all times.
    • Complete required training and maintain training records
    • Follow established Covance operations procedures for purchasing, payroll, client interaction, etc. at all times.

     

          Quality results

    • Include all appropriate biological controls in experimental design
    • Verify instrument performance and document quality checks
    • Report any quality issue to supervisor and participate in troubleshooting.
    • Scientific Communication
    • Generate concise and clear technical reports for clients and interpret basic findings
    • Prepare high quality scientific reports for internal and external oral presentation
    • May prepare scientific posters and manuscripts that demonstrate expertise and enhance the reputation of Covance in the scientific and client community.
    • Scientific Growth
    • Read appropriate literature and research topics applicable to Covance and client needs
    • Suggest and evaluate new assays and assay improvements
    • Evaluate new techniques, technologies, and instruments
    • Participate in internal and external scientific seminars and training
    • Teamwork and Scientific Leadership
    • Pro-active ownership of tasks, and commitment to delivery
    • Actively communicate with team members and supervisor
    • Freely share ideas and learning with the team and other colleagues
    • Actively participate as a team member for Covance and client studies.
    • Willingly cross-train and learn other assays to support overall team efforts.

          Compliance

    • Comply with regulatory guidelines, Universal Precautions and Covance Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) at all times.

    • Complete required training and maintain training records
    • Follow established Covance operations procedures for purchasing, payroll, client interaction, etc. at all times.
    • Compliance to laboratory procedures and quality standards and responsibilities are critical to evaluation of job performance by the supervisor.

    Education/Qualifications

    Required:

     B.S. or M.S. in Biology, Medical Technology, Immunology, or related field.

     

    Experience

    Required:

    Individual must have two years bench-level laboratory experience in biological science with one year in flow cytometry preferred.

     

     

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