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Research Chemist II – COVANCE – Madison, WI
Relocation Offered



Covance is currently seeking a Research Chemist II for the Madison, WI site to support the Nutritional Chemistry and Food Safety department.   Relocation Assistance is available for this role. 

The Nutritional Chemistry & Food Safety laboratory helps ensure each food/nutrition item delivered is exactly what it is supposed to be - safe, nutritious, and wholesome. Did you know that 10 of the top 12 food manufacturers in the United States count in Covance as their partner? The NCFS team has over 400 people globally and looking to double in size over the next 3-5 years. 

•Organizes, conducts and evaluates analytical results and testing independently in compliance with applicable methods, protocols, SOP’s and regulatory agency guidelines. 
•Documents work, maintains study documentation and laboratory records. 
•Independently sets-up, maintains, operates, and performs routine and non-routine maintenance on laboratory equipment and software, including problem identification and resolution. 
•Leads project meetings, plans, monitors and guides project work. 
•Performs peer review and QC review of data. 
•Performs assigned workload on a daily basis and effectively completes multiple assignments. 
•Promotes and contributes to a cohesive team environment and maintains a positive attitude. Plans individual workload in coordination with team members and plans team workload in coordination with supervisors or managers. 
•Maintains a clean and safe laboratory work environment. 
•Understands data generated, and history of methods. 
•Recognizes deviations from normal results and informs Study Director, Principal Investigator, and/or management of any problems and/or deviations that may affect the integrity of the data and drives corrective action of problems. 
•Identifies problems and performs modifications in test methods or procedures. 
•Helps develop new procedures as needed or directed. 
•Understands chemistry principles/concepts within one or more functional groups. 
•Initiates, drives, implements and directs others in process improvement initiatives. 
•Completes all required training courses. 
•Trains, mentors, and assists less experienced staff. 
•Sets up and performs optimization, and validation of various analytes in a variety of matrices, and performs method development. 
•Participates / leads client visits as needed, and communicates technical information, while demonstrating the ability to represent multiple functional group
•Evaluates data for incorporation into written reports. 
•Writes reports, methods, protocols and SOPs, and evaluates suggestions for modifications to test methods and procedures. 
•Knowledge of departmental procedures and policies. Assist in modifications to these procedures and policies. 
•Effectively plans and utilizes personnel and resources for timely completion of assigned projects. 
•Drives the assessment and qualification of new equipment and instrumentation as appropriate. 
•Assures technical staff compliance to SOPs and other regulatory agency guidelines. 
•Viewed as a resource across NCFS, may be viewed as a resource in the industry. 
•Transfers, sets up and performs complex analyses using unfamiliar or new methods, utilizing NCFS resources including scientific guidance as needed. 
•Designs and teaches others to independently conduct tests for chemistry projects and provide initial analysis. 
•Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Required: 
• BS/BA degree in science or related field plus 7-10 years of relevant experience. Relevant experience may be substituted for education. 
• Knowledge of experimental design and ability to evaluate and interpret data. 
• Proficient at advanced instrument operation and troubleshooting. 
• Advanced knowledge of computers and programs. 
• Concise and effective verbal and written communication skills with internal and external clients.


Minimum Required: 
• 7-10 years of related experience 
• At least 5 years experience with GC-MS/MS and or LC-MS/MS


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