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Sr. Research Chemist

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Covance, Inc.
Organization Name: 
Covance, Inc.
Position Location: 
Madison, WI, 53703, USA
Job Description:

**Job Overview**

Covance is seeking a Sr. Research Chemist for their Madison, WI site.

+ Organizes, conducts and evaluates analytical results and testing independently in compliance with applicable methods, protocols, SOP’s and regulatory agency guidelines.

+ Documents work, maintains study documentation and laboratory records.

+ Independently sets-up, maintains, operates, and performs routine and non-routine maintenance on laboratory equipment and software, including problem identification and resolution.

+ _Organizes_ , leads project meetings, plans, monitors, and guides project work

+ Performs peer review and QC review of data.

+ Performs assigned workload on a daily basis and effectively completes multiple assignments.

+ Promotes and contributes to a cohesive team environment and maintains a positive attitude. Plans individual workload in coordination with team members and plans team workload in coordination with supervisors or managers.

+ Maintains a clean and safe laboratory work environment.

+ Understands data generated, and history of methods.

+ Recognizes deviations from normal results and informs Study Director, Principal Investigator, and/or management of any problems and/or deviations that may affect the integrity of the data and drives corrective action of problems.

+ Identifies problems and _performs_ modifications in test methods or procedures.

+ Develops new procedures as needed or directed.

+ Understands chemistry principles/concepts involved across _many functional groups_ .

+ Initiates, drives, implements and directs others in process improvement initiatives.

+ Completes all required training courses.

+ Trains, mentors, and assists less experienced staff.

+ Sets up and performs optimization, and validation of various analytes in a variety of matrices, and performs method development.

+ Participates / leads client visits as needed, and communicates technical information, while demonstrating the ability to represent multiple functional groups.

+ Evaluates data for incorporation into written reports, and peer-reviews publishable works.

+ Writes reports, methods, protocols, and SOPs, and evaluates suggestions for modifications to test methods and procedures.

+ Knowledge of departmental procedures and policies, and _develops_ modifications to these procedures and policies.

+ Effectively plans and utilizes personnel and resources for timely completion of assigned projects.

+ _Initiates_ and drives the assessment and qualification of new equipment and instrumentation as appropriate.

+ Assures technical staff compliance to SOPs and other regulatory agency guidelines.

+ Viewed as a resource across NCFS, _and within the industry_ .

+ Transfers, sets up and performs complex analyses using unfamiliar or new methods, utilizing NCFS resources including scientific guidance as needed.

+ Designs and teaches others to independently conduct tests for chemistry projects and provide initial analysis.

**Education/Qualifications**

**Minimum Required:**

+ BS/BA degree in science or related field plus _10 years of relevant experience_ . Experience may be substituted for education.

+ Knowledge of experimental design and ability to evaluate and interpret data.

+ Proficient at advanced instrument operation and troubleshooting.

+ Advanced knowledge of computers and programs.

+ Concise and effective verbal and written communication skills with internal and external clients.

**Experience**

**Minimum Required:**

_>10 years of related experience_

**Job Number** _2017-15874_

**Job Category** _Nutritional Chemistry_

**Position Type** _Full-Time_

Additional Job or Internship Information
Position Type: 
Full time job
Function: 
Other
Job Reference: 
covance2-15874