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Principal Investigator/Bioanalytical Lead Scientist I- (LC-MS)

Madison, WI
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Aug 6, 2022

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We have a rare opportunity for an experienced Principal Investigator/Bioanalytical Lead Scientist I to support our LC/MS Bioanalytical Study Team in Madison, WI.

Labcorp Drug Development's 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.

  • 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

  • Masters (MS) degree in science or related field
  • Experience may be substituted for education

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!


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