Covance Denver, PA, USA
Mar 29, 2020Full time
Job Overview: Covance is looking for you to join our team as a Lab Assistant in our Immunology Department in Denver, PA Are you interested in making a real scientific impact in a team-focused environment? Gain exposure to a wide variety of science and explore a multitude of rewarding career-pathways, by working at Covance as a Lab Scientist developing ELISA assays in our Immunology Services group. Position is located in Denver, PA. Make use of your troubleshooting and data analysis abilities by joining our team of scientists dedicated to making strides in early stage drug development and biologics. Working knowledge of ELISA (50% titer), competition assay, neutralization assay and ligand finding assays, and different platforms are essential. This role supports tissue culture and Immunochemistry laboratories. Follow good documentation practices and QMS (Quality Management System) guidelines. High level of quality and productivity is required. Plans assigned workload on a daily basis and effectively schedules multiple assignments. Learn to identify problems, determine appropriate actions and implement solutions with support as appropriate. Participates in and drives process improvement initiatives. Interacts with internal (Covance/ LabCorp) and external clients. Develop and validate/qualify immunoassays for all therapeutic areas Serve as a subject matter expert in immunoassay development and validation. Collaborate with project teams on the implementation of assays. Independently apply basic scientific principles, perform literature searches and keep abreast of literature in the Immunoassay field. Closely review method development, validation/qualification data and draw logical conclusions. Thoroughly analyze results and methods, solve analytical problems, and troubleshoot assays. Develop and propose novel strategies and bring in new technologies for implementation and drive revenue growth. Effective communication with other groups in the business unit. Prepare appropriate protocols and reports for all phases of immunoassays and sample analysis. Provide update of project status at periodic project review meetings. Lead cross-functional teams and will be a stakeholder on project teams. Education/Qualifications: Master of Science (MS) degree with a minimum of 2+ years of experience working with Immunoassay Development is preferred. Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with a minimum of 5+ years of experience working with Immunoassay Development preferred. Experience: Experience and working knowledge of ELISA / Ligand Binding assay testing and different platforms is required. Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills. Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail. Ability to analyze data, troubleshoot and perform multiple tasks simultaneously. Keep accurate records and comply with company policies.