LC-MS-Lead Scientist (Principal Investigator)

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Somerset County, NJ
Sep 14, 2021
Sep 22, 2021
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Job Overview:

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced LC-MS Lead Scientist to join our Bioanalytical team in Somerset, NJ. Covances work in developing new pharmaceutical solutions has an incredible impact on the lives of millions worldwide. Join us & be a part of this life-saving work!

Essential Job Duties:

· 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.

· 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.

· Effectively evaluates data and tables to ensure regulatory guidelines and expectations are met.

· 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.

· Supports scientific papers or posters which are published or presented at scientific meetings.

· Serves 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.

· 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.

· Participates in projects and tasks in addition to lead scientist responsibilities.

· Regularly provides support to other lead scientists or project managers.

· Mentors other employees.

· 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.


+ Masters (MS) degree in science or related field

+ Experience may be substituted for education


+ 3-4 years of experience in the job discipline

+ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

+ Proven ability to prioritize and manage time

+ Excellent attention to detail

+ Able to utilize word processing, database, spreadsheet, and specialized software

+ Experience and skill with Watson, Nautilus, and Analyst preferred

+ Knowledge of regulatory agency guidelines

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