Covance Sr. Research Assistant BioPharma CMC in Greenfield, Indiana

Job Overview

Covance Sr. Research Assistant BioPharma CMC

Play a pivotal role in the drug development process and grow your career

Are you interested in making a real scientific impact through your everyday work? Would you enjoy working in a team-focused environment as you explore unique career opportunities? If you are looking for a company where you can gain exposure to a wide variety of innovative studies and make use of your leadeship and troubleshooting abilities, consider working as a Sr. Research Assistant for Covance's BioPharm CMC laboratories in Greenfield, IN.

We have an immunoassay group as well as protein chemistry group within our BioCMC division, so expertise in one of the following areas in required. You will be given the opportunity to cross-train in each group.

Immunoassay Group - ELISA, Cell-Based Assay, Antibody-Dependent Cell-Mediated Cytotoxicity (ADCC),Complement Dependent Cytotoxicity (CDC), Plate based work

Protein Chemistry Group - Size Exclusion Chromatography, Reverse Phase, Peptide map, CE-SDS, Compendial assays (pH, physical appearance)

In this role you will independently analyze samples, validate methodologies and troubleshoot assays for various compounds and components in a GMP regulated lab. You will also be expected to:

  • Serve as the primary analyst on projects, overseeing a small group of technical personnel, with supervision.

  • Provide input and lead projects as needed

  • Perform method development and validation as needed

  • Plan, monitor and guide project work.

  • Document work and maintain study documentation and laboratory records.

  • Implement an action plan for solving project or technical problems as they occur.

  • Support the implementation of startup priorities, systems and SOPs for the biotechnology group.

Why choose to work at Covance

  • Make a direct impact in the lives of patients

  • Access to a variety of studies and top notch laboratory instrumentation

  • Partner with and learn from supportive colleagues and industry leaders

  • Open up new opportunities for career growth related to scientific and regulatory leadership

Thrive personally and professionally at Covance

Working at Covance, you’ll continue to grow in our learning-based culture so you’ll know how to expertly respond and adapt as the industry continues to evolve. Here, you’ll put your education to work as you play a meaningful role in advancing healthcare.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package. This includes 21 days of personal time off, 7 paid holidays, medical and dental insurance as well as tuition reimbursement, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, along with short and long-term disability and life insurance.


  • BS/BA degree in science or related field; experience may be substituted for education.

  • This is a hands on position

  • Strong ability to learn is required

  • Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Organizational skills

Must be able to work in a laboratory setting.


  • Requires 3+ years of scientific experience relevant to the technical area of responsibility.

  • Experience with equipment and analysis related to technical area of responsibility is required.

  • Experience in a high throughput regulated environment strongly preferred

  • GMP compliance experience helpful

Covance, the drug development business of LabCorp, is the world’s most comprehensive drug development services company. Because of our broad experience, from early research to commercialization, our more than 20,000 employees from across the globe are in a unique position to supply insights that go above and beyond testing. Our team’s impact on healthcare is remarkable. Through their everyday work they’ve supported 100% of the top 50 drugs on the market and all the oncology drugs approved in 2016. And, because we span the drug development spectrum, you’ll directly impact a wide-range of initiatives as you explore unique career paths and discover your extraordinary potential.

Job Number 2018-19487

Job Category Scientific Bachelor's Degree

Position Type Full-Time

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