• Lead Scientist - Genomics

    Job Location(s) US-IN-Indianapolis
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    Scientific Advanced
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  • Job Overview


    Covance is hiring a Lead Scientist - Genomics to join its global team in Indianapolis, IN.

    • Functioning independently, the Lead Scientist will lead a group to design and implement research protocols, adapt new procedures, methods or instrumentation related to clinical trials.
    • Keep abreast of new biochemistries, instrumentation, or software by reading scientific literature. Communicate research results through presentations or project reports.
    • Conduct experiments; summarize findings; write validation plans and reports; provide supervision and guidance to junior staff.
    • Work with other groups to analyze problems and recommend solutions to improve operations.
    • Assist program management, client services and other staff to answer study related questions.
    • Helps in development of analysis tools for high throughput genomic data sets. Test new and updated bioinformatics tools and software.
    • Confer with departments such as marketing, business development, and operations to coordinate product development or improvement.


    Required Qualifications:

    • Higher education degree in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Chemistry or related discipline.
    • Attention to detail, strong analytical skills and ability to work under pressure.
    • Proven technical expertise on high throughput genomic assays with substantial experience in Next Generation Sequencing/Microarray platforms.
    • Familiarity with liquid handling robots
    • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Clear competency leading, building and motivating a team.
    • Successful multitasking and prioritizing.
    • Passion for Genomics.
    • Work background in quality regulated CAP and/or CLIA environments will be a plus.



    • Minimum of 5 years of laboratory experience.
    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with laboratory management.




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