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Research Assistant Development and Reproductive Toxicology

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Covance Inc.

Greenfield, IN

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Research Assistant Development and Reproductive Toxicology




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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

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Scientific Bachelor's Degree

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Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.

Updated 04/10/2018

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Covance Inc.
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Company Profile
Covance, with headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey, is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive drug development services companies, with annual revenues greater than $2 billion, employees in more than 60 countries, and more than 12,000 employees worldwide.

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