Covance

  • Lead Scientist I - Bio

    Job Location(s) US-VA-Chantilly
    Job Number
    2018-22328
    Job Category
    Scientific Bachelor's Degree
    Position Type
    Full-Time
  • Job Overview

    Covance is currently seeking a Lead Scientist for our BioA group in Chantilly, VA.

     

    Essential Job Duties:

    • Able to lead and direct scientific work to support external methods and projects.
    • Ensures client programs meet Covance, client, and regulatory requirements.
    • 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.
    • Effectively evaluates data and tables to ensure regulatory guidelines and expectations are met.
    • Reviews and approves reports for scientific accuracy and completeness.
    • Provides technical support as needed.
    • Assists with efforts to troubleshoot and solve assay problems.
    • Recognizes the functions of different teams within Covance and seeks guidance when appropriate.
    • Participates in scientific investigations.
    • Approves QA project specific inspections.
    • Approves data archival.
    • Serves as the scientific point of contact for the client.
    • Works with the client to determine project requirements.
    • 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.
    • Promotes quality within the study team.
    • Provides a technical resource for less experienced team members.
    • Actively promotes collaboration within and across groups.
    • Provides appropriate coaching and recognition to team members.
    • Promotes a positive impression of Covance internally and within the industry.
    • 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

    Recommended:

    Masters (MS) degree in science or related field

    Experience may be substituted for education

    Experience

    Minimum Required:

    1. 3-4 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

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