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Scientist I


This is a Contract position in Los Angeles, CA posted March 31, 2020.

Job Overview:

Play a pivotal role in the drug development process and advance your career.  Covance in Los Angeles, CA is looking to hire a Scientist I. 


Do you have experience in Histology and IHC? Are you interested in making an impact on drug development through your everyday work? Are you passionate about advancing your career while making a difference in patients’ lives?


If you said yes to these questions and you are looking for a place where you can explore a multitude of career paths across the drug development spectrum, consider joining Covance as a Scientist I focused on Histology and IHC within Covance’s Central Laboratory Services. This is a permanent, full time position based in our Los Angeles, CA location. 


Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.


Board certification in scientific area of expertise.



  • 1-2 years of post-doctoral experience within scientific area of expertise. Additional relevant experience may be substituted for education requirements above.
  • Highly skilled in conducting research, data interpretation, and writing reports.
  • Proven track record of method development.
  • Experience performing scientific presentations and preparing scientific publications.
  • Knowledge of clinical laboratory automation, system software, Microsoft applications and laboratory statistics.
  • 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.