Covance Staff Scientist - Histology in Geneva, Switzerland

Job Overview

Scientist - Histology

COVANCE is a leading global drug development services company and we provide support to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries.

You can make a difference by helping to deliver life-saving and life-enhancing medicines to people around the world. Our commitment to this mission has resulted in Covance’s impressive history of company stability and growth. We’ve achieved these results by fostering a work environment that encourages, develops and leverages our team’s capabilities.

This is your chance to become part of a team that helps to bring miracle of medicine to market sooner.

For our laboratory in Geneva, we are looking for a

Scientist – Histology with expertise in IHC, ISH, FISH

About the Job

Within this position, your duties will include:

  • Participates in scientific activities and initiatives 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.

  • 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.

  • Act as principal Investigator for companion diagnostic studies

About You

To be successful in this position, you will need :

  • D. in scientific area of expertise. Preferred: Board certification in scientific area of expertise.

  • 1-2 years post-doctoral experience within scientific area of expertise (IHC, ISH, FISH). Additional relevant experience may be substituted for education requirements above.

  • Highly skilled in conducting research, data interpretation, and writing reports.

  • Proven track record of method development.

  • Experience performing scientific presentations and preparing scientific publications.

  • Knowledge of clinical 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 prevention, detection and resolution.

  • Fluent in French and English

We Offer

Covance offers a comprehensive benefits package including health cover and contributory pension.

Covance’s ongoing success offers team members unsurpassed growth and career development opportunities.

At Covance, we help make the miracles of medicine a reality. We offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career. This is your chance to become part of a team that helps to bring miracle of medicine to market sooner.

There is no better time to join us!

Education / Qualifications

About You

To be successful in this position, you will need :

  • D. in scientific area of expertise. Preferred: Board certification in scientific area of expertise.

  • 1-2 years post-doctoral experience within scientific area of expertise (IHC, ISH, FISH). Additional relevant experience may be substituted for education requirements above.

  • Highly skilled in conducting research, data interpretation, and writing reports.

  • Proven track record of method development.

  • Experience performing scientific presentations and preparing scientific publications.

  • Knowledge of clinical 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 prevention, detection and resolution.

  • Fluent in French and English

Experience

Previous significant experience in histology, with specific knowledge in IHC, ISH a plus.

Job Number 2018-18273

Job Category Scientific Advanced Degree

Position Type Full-Time

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