Sr. Research Assistant (III) - Pathology - Military veterans preferred



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United States

Job Overview: Sr. Research Assistant (III) - Pathology We have a great opportunity for a Sr. Research Assistant (III) to join our Global Pathology team in Madison, WI. Covance’s work in developing new pharmaceutical solutions has an incredible impact on millions of lives worldwide. Be a part of this life-saving work and help improve patients' lives while growing your career.Masters advanced necropsy/histology duties and performs multiple specialized technical procedures along with basic duties of necropsy/DART and histology with proficiencyPerforms more complex and specialize procedures in competent and professional mannerInterprets and leads complex study protocols and designsUses applicable anatomic terms and scientific language routinelyPerforms various methods of euthanasia on multiple species according to USDA regulations (if applicable)Initiates quality control actions and assures correction of errors (incl. documentation)Actively promotes and demonstrates high quality and performance standardsMentors and instructs less experienced staff in complex and specialized proceduresDevelops new technical procedures or optimizes existing processes in various areas as neededParticipates in monitoring and tracking resources (e.g., equipment, rooms, study supplies)Drives client expectations by rallying self and others to meet timelines Utilizes computer programs (forms and procedure generation) and systems (data capture)Demonstrates a high degree of adaptability, initiative, and productivity in completion of broad range of routine and non-routine proceduresRecognizes changing situations and priorities to rapidly adapt strategiesInitiates and leads Process Excellence and method development projectsDemonstrates the ability to recognize and resolve compliance issues or procedural deficienciesMay serve as a study lead on all study types and complex study designsReports all animal care concerns and becomes involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action, when necessary Promotes and maintains a safe and clean work environmentMaintains client confidentiality at all timesEducation/Qualifications:Associate Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences; experience may substitute for educationExperience:At least one year experience at the level equivalent to that of a Research Assistant II (internal employees) or 4-5 years' of related experienceGood verbal and written communication skills Good organizational and time management skills Demonstrates teamwork and leadership skillsData documentation and QC skillsProblem solving skills Ability to structure and manage workloads without direct supervisionAbility to recognize improvement opportunities and contribute ideas for solutionsAssists others in understanding change and promotes benefits of changeSelf-accountability for accomplishing resultsPromotes a constructive feedback culture to teamDrives teamwork within team