Research Associate (I) – Immunotoxicology

at Covance
Location Madison, Wisconsin
Date Posted January 14, 2021
Category Bioscience
Job Type Full-time
Address 3301 Kinsman Blvd


Job Overview:

Research Associate (I) - Immunotoxicology

Are you an experienced Method Development and Validation scientist? Do you have professional lab experience with Flow Cytometry, Immunoassays or Cell-based Assays? Come join the leading global Drug Development Organization for Immunology and Immunotoxicology!

We have a great opportunity for a Research Associate (I) in our Immunology and Immunotoxicology (InI) Group in Madison, WI. Covance’s work in developing new pharmaceutical solutions has an incredible impact on millions of lives worldwide. Be a part of this life-saving work and help improve patients' lives while growing your career

In this role, you will analyze routine and non-routine samples and/or develop/validate methodologies for new assays (under the guidance of scientific specialist or supervisor) in compliance with appropriate standard operating procedures (SOPs) and regulatory agency guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organizes, conducts and analyzes results of Immunotoxicology assays.
  • 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.
  • Performs quality control review of data.
  • Informs Study Director, Principal Investigator and/or management of any problems and/or deviations that may affect integrity of the data; participates in corrective action of problems.
  • Promotes a cohesive team environment.
  • With supervisory assistance, assures technical staff compliance to SOPs and other regulatory agency guidelines.
  • Setting up and perform method development and validation of various Immunotoxicology assays under the guidance of Technical Leader or supervisor.
  • Performs complex analyses using unfamiliar or new methods, asking for scientific guidance as needed.
  • Makes suggestions for modifications in test methods or procedures.
  • Provides input and participates in project meetings, plans, monitors and guides project work.
  • With supervisory assistance, serves as a lead technician on projects, overseeing a small group of technical staff.
  • Trains, mentors, and assists less experienced staff.
  • Maintains a clean and safe laboratory work environment.
  • Participates in new equipment and instrument assessment and qualification, as appropriate.
  • Participates in client visits as needed, assists in communicating technical information.
  • Participates in process improvement initiatives.
  • Assists in evaluation of data for incorporation into written reports.
  • Effectively plans and utilizes personnel and resources for timely completion of assigned projects.
  • Assists in writing reports and protocols.
  • Writes SOPs and methods.



  • Bachelor of Science/Arts (BS/BA) degree in a related scientific field required.
  • Master’s degree (MS/MA) in immunology or related scientific field preferred.
  • Experience may be substituted for education.


  • At least 5 years’ relevant professional laboratory experience with a Bachelor’s.
  • 1-3 years’ relevant professional laboratory experience with a Master’s.


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