Covance

Scientist

CN-31-Shanghai
Job Number
2017-16287
Job Category
Scientific Advanced Degree
Position Type
Full-Time

Job Overview

Documents work and maintains study documentation and laboratory records.
• Independently sets up, maintains, operates and performs routine and non-routine maintenance on general equipment, including problem identification and resolution.
• Informs project management and/or line management of any problems and/or deviations that may affect the integrity of the data and recommends corrective action.
• Promotes a cohesive team environment.
• Suggests and performs modifications to test methods or procedures where precedence exists.
• Provides input and participates in project meetings, plans, monitors and guides project work.
• Serves as lead chemist on projects, overseeing a small group of technical staff, with minimal supervision.
• May interact in external client communications.
• Sets up and performs method development and validation of various analytes in a variety of matrices with limited supervision.
• Organizes, conducts and evaluates analytical results and testing.
• Performs QC review of data.
• Maintains a clean and safe laboratory work environment.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
• Trains and assists less experienced staff.
• Participates in process improvement initiatives.
• Writes, revises and reviews methods, SOPs and portions of reports and protocols.
• Participates in client visits as needed, assists in communicating technical information.
• Effectively plans and utilizes personnel and resources for timely completion of assigned projects.
• Assists in evaluation of data for incorporation into written reports.

Education/Qualifications

• Bachelor of Science/Arts (BS/BA) degree in chemistry or related scientific field
• Experience may be substituted for education.
• Ability to perform advanced computer skills (e.g., Word, Excel)

Experience

• BS/BA degree in science plus at least 4-5 years of previous laboratory experience. Relevant experience may be substituted for education.
• Experience with use and trouble shooting of analytical equipment is desired.
• Basic knowledge of computers and software programs.
• Familiar with the use of standard laboratory equipment.
• Effective communication (verbal and written), presentation and interpersonal skills

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