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Senior Research Associate

Employer
LabCorp
Location
Greenfield, IN
Closing date
May 15, 2022

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Join us and discover why Labcorp Drug Development has been named by Fortune® Magazine as one of the World's Most Admired Companies 2022 for the fourth consecutive year, by Forbes as one of the World's Best Employers 2020 and more than 90% of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies are repeat customers. We can offer you not only a job, but a stable, long-term international career.

What to Expect

Development of new biomarker assays in the area of expertise.
  • Consult with client and supervisor to establish goals
  • Research scientific literature and develop plan
  • Communicate experimental plan to supervisor and/or client and revise as needed
  • Estimate material resources and obtain necessary reagents and equipment.
  • Design and conduct experiments in timely fashion and routinely update supervisor on progress
  • Modify plan as needed. Resolve routine and non-routine assay problems and select optimal conditions
  • Prepare clear, detailed experimental reports that enable reproduction of experiment by others in the lab and include precise tracking of samples and data
  • Complete testing within the expected turnaround time to meet customers' expectations
  • Conduct assay operations as needed for study support.
  • Train others and participate in method transfer activities as required.

Quality results
  • Include all appropriate controls in experimental design
  • Verify instrument performance and document quality checks
  • Report any quality issue to supervisor and participate in troubleshooting.
  • Scientific Communication
  • Generate concise and clear technical reports for clients and interpret basic findings
  • Prepare high quality scientific reports for internal and external oral presentation
  • Prepare scientific posters and manuscripts that demonstrate expertise and enhance the reputation of Labcorp in the scientific and client community.

Scientific Growth
  • Read appropriate literature and research topics applicable to Labcorp and client needs
  • Suggest and evaluate new assays and assay improvements
  • Evaluate new techniques, technologies, and instruments
  • Participate in internal and external scientific seminars and training

Teamwork and Scientific Leadership
  • Reliable expert resource for client consultation
  • Freely share ideas and learning with Biomarkers team and other colleagues
  • Networks with other Labcorp colleagues
  • Actively participate as team member for Labcorp and client studies.
  • Train and mentor other team members and check for understanding
  • Willingly cross-train and learn other assays to support overall team efforts

Compliance
  • Comply with regulatory guidelines, Universal Precautions and Labcorp Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) at all times.
  • Complete required training and maintain training records
  • Follow established Labcorp operations procedures for purchasing, payroll, client interaction, etc. at all times


Education/Qualifications

Minimum Required:
  • Individual must have 7 years bench-level laboratory experience in a related scientific discipline including 5 years experience in area of expertise.
  • Experience with related instrumentation/equipment in area of expertise
  • Expertise with immunoassay techniques and procedures.
  • Expertise with assay validation procedures and data analysis.
  • Proficiency in applicable instrumentation software, database, graphical and statistical software
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact with and support others in a team-oriented environment


Education/Qualifications/Certifications and Licenses Minimum Required:
  • B.S. or M.S. in related scientific field.
  • Experience conducting research, data interpretation, and writing reports.
  • Proven track record of method development.
  • Some experience performing scientific presentations and preparing scientific publications.
  • Knowledge of laboratory automation, system software, Microsoft applications, and laboratory statistics.
  • Effective communication skills with technical staff, business development staff, peers and clients.
  • Attention to detail and interpretation of scientific data.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving abilities.


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