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Scientist (Metabolite Profiling and Identification) - Harrogate, UK

Company: Covance
Location: Harrogate, UK
Reference: 70039
Closing Date: 31 Aug 17
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

COVANCE is a leading global drug development services company and we provide support to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries.


We are looking to add a Staff Scientist – Metabolite ID and Profiling to our Drug Metabolism team. In this role, you will perform day-to-day technical management of studies. Other job duties would include the following:

  • Responsible for the design, conduct and reporting of studies to meet scientific, regulatory and client requirements.
  • Review technical validity of projects and results
  • Maintain positive control over timing and scheduling issues related to the study process.
  • Identification of drug metabolites using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, NMR, and other analytical methodologies.
  • Evaluates data for report preparation and experiment modification, as applicable and writes comprehensive reports.
  • Quantitative analysis using LC-MS/MS.
  • Implements new techniques and instrumentation to improve technical operations.
  • Accepts leadership role in troubleshooting and solving challenging bioanalytical and biotransformation problems.
  • Prepares scientific reports that document the analytical results and interpretation for the identification of drug metabolites.
  • Performs scientific mentoring activities (e.g.; training study specific techniques, assisting with complex analytical work/problem solving, and presenting technique seminars).
  • Assesses interest and feasibility of research projects requiring a high degree of creativity and technical organization.
  • Conducts both fundamental and general application studies in the areas of bioanalytical chemistry and biotransformation.
  • Project management responsibilities, including: client interaction.
  • Authors scientific papers, which are published in peer reviewed journals, and presented in scientific meetings.

With two state-of-the-art metabolism laboratories in Madison, Wisconsin, and Harrogate, UK, Covance has helped hundreds of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies select compounds to progress into development. Covance provides a comprehensive range of ADME services to support drug discovery and development programs. At Covance, you can make a difference by helping to deliver life-saving and life-enhancing medicines to people around the world. Our commitment to this mission has resulted in Covance's impressive history of company stability and growth. We've achieved these results by fostering a work environment that encourages, develops and leverages our team's capabilities.

Education/Qualifications Required:

  • PhD degree in scientific field. (Experience could be substituted for education)
  • Knowledge of GLP and regulatory guidelines a plus.
  • Proficiency in project management skills.
  • Ability to conduct literature review.
  • Skilled in data interpretation and report writing for studies.
  • Familiar with the use of standard laboratory equipment and analytical instrumentation, including GC/MS, HPLC and LC/MS.
  • Skilled in customer service communication.
  • Experience Required:
  • A minimum of 7 years related Experience in a laboratory environment, 3 years within the designated field of position
  • Experience in structural characterization and identification of drug metabolites using LC/MS/MS.
  • Extensive Experience and knowledge of drug biotransformation and identification of drug metabolites.
  • Experience in technical client management.

EEO Employer 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.

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Contact Information:

Address:  Covance Harrogate


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