Covance Lead Scientist - Genomics in Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Overview

Covance is hiring a Lead Scientist - Genomics to join its global team in Indianapolis, IN.

  • Functioning independently, the Lead Scientist will lead a group to design and implement research protocols, adapt new procedures, methods or instrumentation related to clinical trials.

  • Keep abreast of new biochemistries, instrumentation, or software by reading scientific literature. Communicate research results through presentations or project reports.

  • Conduct experiments; summarize findings; write validation plans and reports; provide supervision and guidance to junior staff.

  • Work with other groups to analyze problems and recommend solutions to improve operations.

  • Assist program management, client services and other staff to answer study related questions.

  • Helps in development of analysis tools for high throughput genomic data sets. Test new and updated bioinformatics tools and software.

  • Confer with departments such as marketing, business development, and operations to coordinate product development or improvement.


Required Qualifications:

  • Higher education degree in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Chemistry or related discipline.

  • Attention to detail, strong analytical skills and ability to work under pressure.

  • Proven technical expertise on high throughput genomic assays with substantial experience in Next Generation Sequencing/Microarray platforms.

  • Familiarity with liquid handling robots

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Clear competency leading, building and motivating a team.

  • Successful multitasking and prioritizing.

  • Passion for Genomics.

  • Work background in quality regulated CAP and/or CLIA environments will be a plus.



  • Minimum of 5 years of laboratory experience.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with laboratory management.

Job Number 2018-25297

Job Category Scientific Advanced

Position Type Full-Time

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