Covance Research Assistant Development and Reproductive Toxicology in Greenfield, Indiana

Job Overview

Covance is looking for a Research Assistant for their Department of Development and Reproductive Toxicology in Greenfield, IN.

Reports all animal care concerns and becomes involved in resolution and appropriate corrective action, when necessary

  • Ensures that studies are conducted according to protocol, standard operating procedure documents, and government regulations

  • Can interpret and understand a complex protocol including numerous work streams

  • Performs a data review of study materials with minimal quality control (QC) findings and understands the level of a quality assurance (QA) audit

  • Understanding of good laboratory practice (GLP) principles

  • Maintains client confidentiality at all times

  • Involved in data management, e.g., may perform standard data analysis, standard report review and generation, metric data entry, archiving

  • Will perform a quality control (QC)assessment of study data and understands the level of a quality assurance (QA) audit if assigned area of expertise

  • Involved in system application administrator roles, validation of equipment/assessments, and equipment management

  • Provide SME oversight for behavioral endpoints on DART studies

  • Able to identify process gaps and leverage Process Excellence tools to resolve, may serve as Process Excellence team subject matter expert (SME), may lead corrective action initiatives

  • Effectively manages time and resources, e.g., equipment, rooms, feed, environmental requirements, study supplies

  • Identifies and take appropriate action with problems, potential problems with protocols, SOPs, and schedules.

  • Aware of inspection process, e.g., member of inspection team, inspection ready, correcting inspection findings

  • Becomes involved in study/protocol administrative duties, e.g., may complete CMS scheduling and standard protocol editing

  • Assist in preparation of study costing, staff plans, and scheduling activities.

  • Involved in client/customer management, e.g., may have specific client/customer communication regarding study related activities

  • Participate in client visits, debriefings, and study initiations.

  • Participate in scientific presentations and posters (at AALAS, MARTA, Staff Meetings)

  • Perform research and development in area of expertise (DART, Neuro Tox)

  • Collaboration across components

  • Develop new procedures and associated SOPs.

  • Able to adapt techniques to new procedures or particular needs as directed.

  • Monitor recently developed procedures and refines as needed.

  • May be responsible for the development and implementation of training initiatives

  • May review, revise or author standard operating procedure documents (SOPs)

  • May have animal care and use activities (ACUA) input, may provide audit responses

  • Mentors staff

  • May perform literature searches

  • Advanced at operating various data collection systems

  • Utilize computer software for forms and procedure generation.

  • Perform edit and scheduling functions using data collection systems.

  • Independently carry out technical phases of complex studies, including study management, data organization, QA audit response, internal and external client communication skills, and quality check procedures.

  • Independently perform complex and/or multiple technical procedures (associated with and beyond assigned area), e.g, various bleeding techniques, dosing techniques, blood processing, infusion pump operation, clinical signs, developmental l



Bachelor degree in Life Sciences, Associate degree in Laboratory Animal Technology or Associate degree in Veterinary Technology.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education.

Must be able to work in a laboratory setting with laboratory animals

AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technologist level is preferred, but not required.


Minimum Required:

Advanced computer knowledge.

Basic math skills.

Ability to accurately read and record information.

Minimum of 4 years applicable laboratory experience

Job Number 2018-18682

Job Category Scientific Bachelor's Degree

Position Type Full-Time

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