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Covance Scientific Specialist (I) – Immunology and Immunotoxicology in Greenfield, Indiana

Job Overview:

Do you have experience with mammalian cell culture and/or cell-based assays? How about performing flow cytometry/FACS? Do you enjoy method development (assay development) and validation? Do you have a passion for laboratory research? Come join the leading global Drug Development Organization for Immunology and Immunotoxicology!

We have a great opportunity for a Scientific Specialist (I) in our Immunology and Immunotoxicology (I&I) Group in Greenfield, IN. Covance by Labcorp’s work in developing new pharmaceutical solutions has an incredible impact on millions of lives worldwide. Be a part of this life-saving work and help improve patients' lives while growing your career.

We are offering a sign-on bonus of $3,000 ($1,500 upon hire and another $1,500 after 6 months)

In this role, you will use your expertise to analyze samples (including, but not limited to, cells and serum/plasma) and develop/validate methodologies for new assays in compliance with appropriate standard operating procedures (SOPs) and regulatory agency guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Organizes and conducts routine and non-routine sample analysis in compliance with applicable methods, protocols, SOPs, and regulatory agency guidelines.

  • Documents work and maintains study documentation and laboratory records.

  • Sets up, operates and performs routine and non-routine maintenance on general equipment.

  • Provides input and participates in project meetings, plans, monitors and guides project work.

  • Critically review and perform QC checks and approval of data

  • Assist with the monitoring of quality control trends and troubleshoot alongside the SME and implements any actions.

  • Informs Study Director, Principal Investigator and/or management of any problems and/or deviations that may affect the integrity of the data and participates in corrective action of problems.

  • Contributes towards a cohesive team environment.

  • To assist in setting up and performing method development and validation of various Immunotoxicology assays.

  • To be involved in the transfer of methods into I&I

  • To perform complex analysis using unfamiliar or new methods, asking for scientific guidance as needed.

  • Maintains awareness and compliance with all safety directives and safety procedures in accordance with the regulations

  • Accepts responsibility in ensuring clean and safe laboratory work environment

  • To have scientific or technical input into any modifications in test methods or procedures where required

  • Seek scientific guidance as needed.

  • To participate in the evaluation and qualification of any new equipment

  • To be aware and understand the appropriate regulatory guidelines.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Trains and assists less experienced staff.

  • Performs troubleshooting and guides others in troubleshooting processes, instrumentation and methods

  • Participates in process improvement initiatives.

  • Represents the department in client calls/visits and conferences where required.

  • Plans individual workload in coordination with team members.

  • To help foster a high professional standard and encourage good staff relationships

  • Assists in writing methods or protocols.

  • Considers financial implications of ongoing activities.

    How you will be rewarded!

    Working in Greenfield, IN you will:

  • Enjoy 24 days of personal-time-off (PTO) (pro-rated depending on start date)

  • Have access to other great benefits including: tuition reimbursement, paid holidays, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match and of course medical and dental insurance.

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Education/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science/Arts (BS/BA) degree in a related scientific field required, including, but not limited to biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, immunology, molecular biology.

  • Master’s degree (MS/MA) in immunology, cell biology or related scientific field strongly preferred.

  • Experience may be substituted for education.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years’ relevant professional laboratory experience with a Bachelor’s.

  • 1-3 years’ relevant professional laboratory experience with a Master’s.

  • Experience with aseptic technique and primary cell culture is preferred.

  • Experience with flow cytometry, cell-based assays and/or immunoassay/ELISA is desirable.

  • Experience with method development and troubleshooting is desirable.

  • Experience working in a regulated environment is desirable.

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.

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