Lead Scientist- Immunology & Immunotoxicology

Covance Inc Located in: Madison,  Wisconsin
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Lead Scientist- Immunology & Immunotoxicology


This is an exciting time to join our new and growing Immunology & Imunotoxicology department as a Lead Scientist. There is a large investment into seeing this department grow and succeed at a global level.  


Make use of your strong immunology background, project management and assay validation skills by serving as the Subject Matter Expert for a gloabl team of scientists, dedicated to making strides in early stage drug development and biologics. Expert level flow cytometry skills are a must.


Learn more about our I&I group- https://inside.covance.com/immunotoxicology


In this role you will...

  • Research and develop new assays and applications, providing analysis, analytical interpretation, discussion and report data
  • Assess the feasibility of new assays, applications and methods for other sites. Responsible for assisting with the generation and interpretation of validation data in validation reports.
  • Participate in any global Instrumentation and software purchase and any validation work within the Immunology and Immunotoxicology group.
  • Communicate study status and proactively anticipate problems that may affect timing, quality, etc. taking appropriate action to resolve such problems.
  • Collaborate with clients, Study Direction, Study Management and Departmental Management to produce an effective study design.
  • Participate in the production, development of study protocols within the relevant assigned discipline for Immunology and Immunotoxicology.
  • Attend relevant professional conferences and seminars.
  • Produce method documentation, study specific procedures and SOP’s as appropriate to meet study and regulatory requirements.
  • Proactively manage study changes to meet timelines and ensure all additional costs are captured.
  • Develop and implement problem solving solutions for out of specification assay or instrument performance within studies and perform troubleshooting.
  • Evaluate existing departmental and global procedures and systems and participates in process improvements.
  • Develop working relationships and encourages teamwork with the global study teams.


Thrive personally and professionally at Covance

Working at Covance, you’ll continue to grow in our learning-based culture so you’ll know how to expertly respond and adapt as the industry continues to evolve. Here, you’ll put your education to work as you play a meaningful role in advancing healthcare.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package. This includes 21 days of personal time off, 7 paid holidays, medical and dental insurance as well as tuition reimbursement, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, along with short and long-term disability and life insurance.

PhD Preferred, but not required

  • Have a minimum of 7 years combined experience with immunology and flow cytometry
  • At least 2 years in a leadership role (team lead) with project management responsibilities
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety policies, Company Policies and Procedures, a working knowledge of ISO (accreditation and application), and an in-depth understanding of GLP and GCP.
  • The post holder should be able to communicate effectively at all levels with other Covance employees, as well as external clients, suppliers, etc.




Covance, the drug development business of LabCorp, is the world’s most comprehensive drug development services company. Because of our broad experience, from early research to commercialization, our more than 20,000 employees from across the globe are in a unique position to supply insights that go above and beyond testing. Our team’s impact on healthcare is remarkable. Through their everyday work they’ve supported 100% of the top 50 drugs on the market and all the oncology drugs approved in 2016.  And, because we span the drug development spectrum, you’ll directly impact a wide-range of initiatives as you explore unique career paths and discover your extraordinary potential.

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Covance Inc. is proud to be the only drug development company with a full range of research and development services—from lead optimization, to commercialization and life cycle management. Covance, headquartered in Princeton, NJ, is the drug development business of LabCorp with global operations in more than 30 countries.


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Experienced - Not Management
  R&D / Science,  Engineering
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