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  • Research Assistant II BioA

    Job Location(s) US-VA-Chantilly
    Job Number
    2018-24137
    Job Category
    Scientific Mid-Level
    Position Type
    Full-Time
  • Job Overview

    Covance Research Assistant II - BioA

     

    Covance wants you! Covance is the world’s largest CRO, offering a variety of career opportunities and growth potential in the world of drug discovery. Jumpstart your career and make a positive impact in biopharmaceuticals by joining our large-molecule, BioAnalysis laboratory in Chantilly, VA.

     

    We are seeking a Research Assistant II with at least 3 years of immunossay experience with ELISA, ligand binding assay and/or cell culture. Some Method development experience preferred.

     

    Responsibilities Include:

    Analyzes biological or chemical samples and/or develops/validates methodologies for various compounds and components in compliance with standard operating procedures (SOPs) and regulatory agency guidelines.

     

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Assists in setting up and performing method development and validation of various analytes in a variety of matrices.
    • Makes suggestions for modifications in test methods or procedures.
    • Provides input and participates in project meetings, plans, monitors and guides project work.
    • Ability to serve as lead chemist on projects, overseeing a small group of technical staff, with supervision.
    • Maintains a clean and safe laboratory work environment.
    • Trains and assists less experienced staff.
    • 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, methods, protocols and SOPs.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Education/Qualifications

    Required:

    • Bachelor of Science/Arts (BS/BA) degree in chemistry or related scientific field
    • Experience may be substituted for education.
    • Ability to perform basic computer skills (e.g., Word, Excel).

    Experience

    Required:

    • 3 - 4 years related or relevant laboratory experience required with a BS/BA degree or 5 - 6 years experience with an AAS degree.
    • Familiar with the use of standard laboratory equipment (e.g., balances, pipettes, centrifuges).
    • Experience with analytical instrumentation.
    • Acts as a technical resource for the department (trouble shooting, method development, qualification, maintenance and training).
    • Maintains and operates laboratory equipment, including problem identification and resolution.
    • Evaluates data for incorporation into written reports.
    • Completes project assignments on time with minimal supervision.
    • Knowledgeable on a variety of study types, analysis procedures and methodology.
    • Able to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing.
    • Acts as a project leader with guidance as needed.
    • Able to perform complex analysis using unfamiliar or new methods.
    • Ability to assist in the preparation of relevant sections of final reports.

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