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Organization: Covance
Date Posted: 9/10/2020
Date Needed: 11/30/2020
City: Indianapolis
Location: Indiana
Country: United States
Primary Category: Research
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: PhD
Experience Requirement: 1-2 years

Description & Details

Job Overview:

This position will participate in scientific activities and initiatives in the development of research and clinical assays in support of global Laboratory Operations. Performs complex trouble-shooting and problem-solving, supporting Lab Operations to ensure smooth transition of assays into production. 





Duties will include the following: 


  • Performs Initial Validations of Flow cytometry methods
  • 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




- Ph.D. in scientific area of expertise.

- Additional relevant experience may be substituted for education requirements above.

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

- Knowledge in Flow Cytometry techniques

- Fluent in English


- Proven track record of method development.

- Experience performing scientific presentations and preparing scientific publications.

- Knowledge of flow cytometry instrumentation and Analysis software.

- 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.

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

- Experience in the CRO industry would be considered an asset

How to Apply / Contact

We have two flow cytometry Scientist-I positions open at Covance Central Labs – Indianapolis. If you have experience with multi-parametric flow ( ~18 colors) and want career in clinical cytometry, check out these exciting opportunities. Relocation package is available within USA.

Apply online. 



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