Research Assistant III

Covance Inc Located in: Chantilly,  Virginia
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Covance Research Assistant III- BioA


Covance wants you! Are you ready to start your career in the world of drug discovery? Covance's is hiring a Sr. Research Assistant for their large molecule, BioA laboratory in Chantilly, VA. This is great experience for applicants with at least 4 years of relevant experience. We offer job flexibility, full benefits, and most importantly a work environment that foster creativity and growth.

Our Chantilly, VA facility is focused on large molecule BioA, so previous experience with immunochemistry/ bioassay method development is preferred.

As a Research Assistant III/ Sr. Research Assistant, you will...

  • Assist in setting up and performing method development and validation of various analytes in a variety of matrices.
  • Serve as lead chemist on projects, overseeing a small group of technical staff.
  • Perform complex analyses using unfamiliar or new methods, asking for scientific guidance as needed.
  • Make suggestions for modifications in test methods or procedures.
  • Provide input and participates in project meetings, plans, monitors and guides project work.
  • Train, mentor, and assist less experienced staff.
  • Participate in new equipment and instrument assessment and qualification, as appropriate.
  • Participate in client visits as needed, assists in communicating technical information.
  • Participate in process improvement initiatives.
  • Assist in evaluation of data for incorporation into written reports.
  • Write SOPs and methods.
  • Bachelor of Science/Arts (BS/BA) degree in chemistry or related scientific field
  • Experience may be substituted for education.
  • Ability to perform advanced computer skills (e.g., Word, Excel).
  • 4 years related or relevant laboratory experience required with a BS/BA degree or 6 years experience with an AAS degree.
  • Familiar with the use of standard laboratory equipment (e.g., balances, pipettes, centrifuges).
  • Experience with use and trouble shooting of analytical equipment.
  • Effective communication (verbal and written), presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to design and independently conduct tests for chemistry projects and provide initial analysis of results.
  • Acts as technical resource for the department (trouble shooting, method development, qualification, maintenance and training).
  • Evaluates data for incorporation into written reports.
  • Advanced time management skills to complete project assignments on time, with minimal or no supervision.
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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
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