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Covance University Campus Recruiting: Immunology & Immunotoxicology Research Assistant in GREENFIELD, Indiana

Job Overview:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Immunology and Immunotoxicology team in Madison, WI or Greenfield, IN.

Company Overview:

If you’ve ever taken a medicine, received a vaccine or had blood drawn for a lab test, you’ve already benefited from the powerful work of 57,000+ exceptional employees across Covance and LabCorp. By supporting leading pharmaceuticals and 600+ biotech companies through our contract research organization (CRO), Covance employees help improve health, improve lives and bring new medicines to market. Along with our parent company, LabCorp, the world’s leading health care diagnostics company, we offer dynamic career opportunities in more than 97 countries.

About the Team:

The Global Immunology and Immunotoxicology (I&I) department, provides support to Clinical, Safety Assessment (SA), and standalone studies over a wide range of Immunology and Immunotoxicology platforms, supporting enhanced solutions based approach to Clients requests. I&I focuses on running a variety of studies to determine if a test article in question could affect the immune system. To do this, they test using several methods including Flow Cytometry, Enzyme Immunoassays and an array of specific cell based assays (i.e. Natural Killer Cell assay) across a multitude of instrument platforms.

What to Expect:

  • Organizes and conducts routine and non-routine processing in compliance with applicable methods, protocols, SOPs, and regulatory agency guidelines.

  • Documents work and maintains study documentation and laboratory records.

  • Sets up, operates and performs routine and non-routine maintenance on general equipment.

  • Provides input and participates in project meetings, plans, monitors and guides project work.

  • Performs QC review of data.

  • Informs Study Director, Principal Investigator and/or management of any problems and/or deviations that may affect the integrity of the data and participates in corrective action of problems.

  • Contributes towards a cohesive team environment.

  • Learns to assist in setting up and performing method development and validation of various Immunotoxicology assays.

  • Maintains a clean and safe laboratory work environment.

  • Participates in process improvement initiatives.

  • Participates in client visits as needed.

  • Evaluates data for report preparation and experiment modification as directed.

  • Plans individual workload in coordination with team members.

  • Assists in writing text for reports, methods or protocols.


  • Bachelor of Science/Arts (BS/BA) degree or related field.

  • Experience may be substituted for education.

Applicants for this role must participate in a university recruitment event at UW Madison, Purdue University, Georgia Tech, UW Platteville, Michigan State, IU-Bloomington, University of IL-Urbana, UW LaCrosse, or Ashland University, UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke, or Tennessee Tech during the fall semester of 2019 and must be a current student with intentions to graduate in December, 2019 or May, 2020.


  • Experience preference: exposure to flow cytometry, ELISAs and/or tissue culture is desirable.

  • Familiar with the use of standard laboratory equipment.

  • Experience with analytical instrumentation is desired.

  • Basic knowledge of computers and software programs.

  • Good communication, time management, organizational and attention to details skills.

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.