Staff Scientist in Flow Cytometry

Job Details
Institution: Covance
Keyword Names: Industry: Contract Research, Core/Shared Resource Laboratory
Address
Line 1: Covance
City: Geneva
Country: Switzerland

Job Description

Staff Scientist in Flow Cytometry

Covance, Geneva, Switzerland

Job Overview:

Our Flow Cytometry Laboratory is recruiting a Staff Scientist in Flow Cytometry:

The main responsabilities will be :

  • 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.
  • Coordinates and performs flow cytometry assay validations for global implementation.
  • Participates in data analysis review and approval prior to release
  • Provides consultation to scientific and operational staff on technical issues.
  • Responds to unscheduled deadlines, client needs, crises, etc. without neglecting other duties.
  • 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 and teleconferences.
  • 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

Education/Qualifications:

  • MSc or Ph.D. in scientific area of expertise. Preferred: Board certification in scientific area of expertise.
  • 1-2 years post-doctoral experience within scientific area of expertise. Additional relevant experience may be substituted for education requirements above.

Experience:

  • Expert knowledge of flow cytometry: method development and data analysis.
  • Highly skilled in conducting research, data interpretation, and writing reports.
  • 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.
  • Experience in method validation would be a plus.
  • Fluency in English in mandatory. Fluency in French would be an asset.