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Covance Scientist I in Brentwood, Tennessee

Job Overview:

Covance is looking to hire a Scientist I for our Brentwood, TN location for our Validations team.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performs complex troubleshooting and assists in leading initiatives to solve challengingscientific problems with assays or instrumentation.

  • Applies and interprets scientific theories, concepts, techniques and regulatory requirements inclinical 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.

  • Provide asssist with troubleshooting of flow cytometry assays transfer from validations to operations ensure effective scientific performance.

  • May provide technical training for both validation and operational staff.

  • Provides technical/scientific consultation to departments outside the lab (i.e., ProjectManagement) as requested.

  • Contributes to long-term planning and technical policies of the department.

  • Assists in managing scientific vendor relationships to troubleshoot issues and improvecapabilities.

  • Participates in client visits and/or audits.

  • 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.


PhD in scientific area of expertise preferred. MS with appropriate experience will be considered.


  • 1-2 years post-doctoral experience within scientific area of expertise. Additional relevantexperience may be substituted for education requirements above.

  • Significant experience in flow cytometry and associated data analysis.

  • 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 andlaboratory statistics.

  • Effective communication skills with technical staff, business development staff, peers andclients.

  • Attention to detail and interpretation of scientific data.

  • Demonstrated problem prevention, detection and resolution.

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.