Covance Indianapolis, IN, USA
Sep 18, 2019Full time
Job Overview: We are seeking a Scientist I for our Genomics Central Lab in Indianapolis. This position will participate in scientific activities and initiatives in the development of research and clinical assays in support of global Laboratory Operations. Performs complex trouble-shooting and problem-solving, supporting Lab Operations to ensure smooth transition of assays into production. Participates in developing/identifying new strategies, techniques and instrumentation for the development of new ventures in the scientific area of expertise for CLS global Laboratory Operations. Duties will include the following: Performs complex troubleshooting and assists in leading initiatives to solve challenging scientific problems with assays or instrumentation. Applies and interprets scientific theories, concepts, techniques and regulatory requirements in clinical studies and accepts leadership role in developing scientific approaches. Provides consultation to scientific and operational staff on technical issues. Responds to unscheduled deadlines, client needs, crises, etc. without neglecting other duties. Assists with regular monitoring and evaluation of clinical assays to ensure effective scientific performance. May provide technical training for operational staff. Provides technical/scientific consultation to departments outside the lab (i.e., Project Management) as requested. Contributes to long-term planning and technical policies of the department. Assists in managing scientific vendor relationships to troubleshoot issues and improve capabilities. Participates in client visits. Regularly reads literature related to scientific area of expertise to remain current in knowledge. Presentations to clients and professional groups. Attend meetings, conferences, symposia, and seminars to promote CLS's capabilities within dedicated scientific area. Education/Qualifications: Required: Ph.D. in scientific area of expertise or equivalent experience. Experience: Required: Seeking post-doctoral experience within scientific area of expertise (Next Generation Sequencing) . Additional relevant experience may be substituted for education requirements above. Experience with NGS sample preparation and library construction desired. Knowledge of clinical laboratory automation platforms and/or NGS bioinformatics tools (bedtools, vcftools, python, perl, R, or equivalent) is a plus. Highly skilled in conducting research, data interpretation, and writing reports. Proven track record of method development. Experience performing scientific presentations and preparing scientific publications. Effective communication skills with technical staff, business development staff, peers and clients. Attention to detail and interpretation of scientific data. Demonstrated problem prevention, detection and resolution.