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Covance Research Assistant II-BioA in Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Overview:

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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • 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 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.

  • Contributes towards a cohesive team environment.

  • Assists in setting up and performing method development and validation of various analytes in a variety of matrices.

  • Maintains a clean and safe laboratory work environment.

  • Trains and assists less experienced staff.

  • 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.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Science/Arts (BS/BA) degree in chemistry or related scientific field

  • Relevant Bioanalytical experience may be substituted for education

  • Ability to perform basic computer skills (e.g., Word, Excel).


  • 1- 2 years related or relevant laboratory experience required with a BS/BA degree

  • Familiar with the use of standard laboratory equipment (e.g., balances, pipettes, centrifuges).

  • Experience with analytical instrumentation is desired.

  • Independently conduct tests for chemistry projects and provide initial analysis of results, asking questions as needed.

  • Acts as a technical resource for the department (trouble shooting, method development, qualification, maintenance and training) with guidance as needed.

  • Maintains and operates laboratory equipment, including independent problem identification and resolution.

  • Evaluates data for incorporation into written reports.

  • Completes project assignments on time with supervision.

  • Knowledgeable on a variety of study types, analysis procedures and methodology.

  • Able to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing.

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