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Research Assistant III

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Covance, Inc.
Organization Name: 
Covance, Inc.
Position Location: 
Chantilly, VA, 20151, USA
Job Description:

**Job Overview**

**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.

**Education/Qualifications**

+ 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).

**Experience**

+ 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.

**Job Number** _2017-16052_

**Job Category** _Scientific Bachelor's Degree_

**Position Type** _Full-Time_

Additional Job or Internship Information
Position Type: 
Full time job
Function: 
Other
Job Reference: 
covance2-16052