Senior Lead Scientist | BioNJ Talent Services

Senior Lead Scientist

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Covance, Inc.
Organization Name: 
Covance, Inc.
Position Location: 
Indianapolis, IN, 46202, USA
Job Description:

**Job Overview**

We are seeking a Senior Lead Scientist for our Indianapolis Lab. Duties will include the following:

+ Able to lead and direct scientific work to support external methods

and projects.

· Serves as an SD, RS, CS, LS, or PI for non-regulated, GLP-

regulated, and GCP-regulated studies as applicable.

· Ensures client programs meet Covance, client, and regulatory

requirements in order to meet defined milestones along the drug

development pathway.

· Proactively identifies and responds to circumstances that may affect

study success.

· Develops and reviews protocols and sample analysis plans.

· Reviews data with the method development team to ensure

methods are ready for validation.

· Approves validation methods and reviews sample analysis methods.

· Independently reviews and approves raw data.

· Ensures that any circumstances that may affect the quality and

integrity of the study are identified and documented as the occur

and appropriate corrective action was taken.

· Reviews and approves reports for scientific accuracy and

completeness.

· Ensures on-time delivery of high quality data and reports.

· Provides technical support as needed.

· Leads efforts to troubleshoot and solve assay problems.

· Recognizes the functions of different teams within Covance and

seeks guidance when appropriate.

· Manages scientific investigations.

· Approves QA project specific inspections.

· Approves data archival.

· Evaluates new proposals for technical feasibility.

· Authors or co-authors scientific papers or posters which are

published or presented at scientific meetings.

· Influences external regulatory space.

· Provides industry perspective internally and externally on a global

level.

· Proven ability to serve as the scientific point of contact for the

client.

· Effectively works with the client to determine project requirements.

· Leads preinitiation meetings when needed.

· Gives scientific directives to the study team.

· Identifies scientific issues or scope changes within the study.

· Communicates and monitors scientific expectations with scientific

staff and clients.

· Proactively identifies ways to increase client satisfaction.

· Participates in client visits as a scientific lead.

· Responds to unscheduled deadlines, client needs, and crises

without neglecting other responsibilities.

· Assists clients with experimental design outside the scope of SOPs.

· Develops and delivers compelling messages that connect with the

audience.

· Promotes quality within the study team.

· Provides a technical resource for less experienced team members.

· Actively promotes collaboration within and across groups.

· Communicates successes and provides positive recognition to team

members.

· Promotes a positive impression of Covance internally and within the

industry.

· Provides technical and scientific guidance to clients and other

departments.

· Effectively leads new employee training and develops training

materials and schedules.

· Identifies process improvement opportunities, participates in

execution of initiatives.

· Advocates Covance ethics, vision, and values; fosters a high-

performance culture.

· Represents the Covance bioanalytical business within the industry.

· Has ownership for a project or task in addition to project

management.

· Regularly provides support to other lead scientists or project

managers.

· Proven mentoring abilities.

· Able to serve as a backup for management non-personnel related

responsibilities including workload allocation, etc.

· Exhibits demonstrated leadership skills within the industry.

· Drives growth.

· Able to plan, prioritize, and manage workload for large and complex

projects.

· Demonstrated ability to manage high volume study work for key

clients.

· Takes accountability and demonstrates responsibility regarding

scientific study conduct.

· Good knowledge of client requirements.

· Manages time effectively.

· Performs other related duties as assigned.

**Education/Qualifications**

**Minimum Required:**

1. 7-9 years of experience in the job discipline

2. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

3. Proven ability to prioritize and manage time

4. Excellent attention to detail

5. Able to utilize word processing, database, spreadsheet, and specialized software

6. Experience and skill with Watson, Nautilus, and Analyst preferred

7. Knowledge of regulatory agency guidelines

8. Skilled in the related chemistry field and with data interpretation

**Recommended:**

PhD in science or related field

Experience may be substituted for education

**Experience**

**Minimum Required:**

1. 7-9 years of experience in the job discipline

2. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

3. Proven ability to prioritize and manage time

4. Excellent attention to detail

5. Able to utilize word processing, database, spreadsheet, and specialized software

6. Experience and skill with Watson, Nautilus, and Analyst preferred

7. Knowledge of regulatory agency guidelines

8. Skilled in the related chemistry field and with data interpretation

**Recommended:**

PhD in science or related field

Experience may be substituted for education

**Job Number** _2017-16218_

**Job Category** _Scientific Advanced Degree_

**Position Type** _Full-Time_

Additional Job or Internship Information
Position Type: 
Full time job
Function: 
Other
Job Reference: 
covance2-16218