Research Assistant II BioA

Covance - Chantilly, VA3.3

Job Overview
Covance wants you! Covance is the world’s largest CRO, offering a variety of career opportunities and growth potential in the world of drug discovery. Jumpstart your career and make a positive impact in biopharmaceuticals by joining our large-molecule, Bioanalysis laboratory in Chantilly, VA.

We are seeking a Research Assistant II with at least 3 years of immunoassay experience with ELISA, ligand binding assay and/or cell culture. Some Method development experience preferred.

Responsibilities Include:
Analyzes biological or chemical samples and/or develops/validates methodologies for various compounds and components in compliance with standard operating procedures (SOPs) and regulatory agency guidelines.

Organizes, conducts and evaluates analytical results and testing.
Maintains study documentation and laboratory records.
Independently sets-up, maintains, operates and performs routine and non-routine maintenance on general equipment.
Performs quality control review of data.
Informs Study Director, Principal Investigator and/or management of any problems and/or deviations that may affect integrity of the data; participates in corrective action of problems.
Promotes a cohesive team environment.
Assists in setting up and performing method development and validation of various analyses in a variety of matrices.
Makes suggestions for modifications in test methods or procedures.
Provides input and participates in project meetings, plans, monitors and guides project work.
Ability to serve as lead chemist on projects, overseeing a small group of technical staff, with supervision.
Maintains a clean and safe laboratory work environment.
Trains and assists less experienced staff.
Participates in client visits as needed, assists in communicating technical information.
Participates in process improvement initiatives.
Assists in evaluation of data for incorporation into written reports.
Effectively plans and utilizes personnel and resources for timely completion of assigned projects.
Assists in writing reports, methods, protocols and SOPs.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor of Science/Arts (BS/BA) degree in chemistry or related scientific field
Experience may be substituted for education.
Ability to perform basic computer skills (e.g., Word, Excel).
3 - 4 years related or relevant laboratory experience required with a BS/BA degree or 5 - 6 years experience with an AAS degree.
Familiar with the use of standard laboratory equipment (e.g., balances, pipettes, centrifuges).
Experience with analytical instrumentation.
Acts as a technical resource for the department (trouble shooting, method development, qualification, maintenance and training).
Maintains and operates laboratory equipment, including problem identification and resolution.
Evaluates data for incorporation into written reports.
Completes project assignments on time with minimal supervision.
Knowledgeable on a variety of study types, analysis procedures and methodology.
Able to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing.
Acts as a project leader with guidance as needed.
Able to perform complex analysis using unfamiliar or new methods.
Ability to assist in the preparation of relevant sections of final reports.