Research Assistant III-Bioanalysis

Job Overview:

Excellent Opportunity for an experienced Chemist to join our BioAnalysis group in Madison, WI. Labcorp Drug Development's work in developing new pharmaceutical solutions has an incredible impact on millions of lives worldwide. Be a part of this life-saving work. Help improve patients' lives while growing your career.

In this role, you'll perform method validation for various compounds and components in a variety of biological matrices using mass spectrometry with high performance liquid chromatography and work in compliance with appropriate standard operating procedures (SOPs) and regulatory agency guidelines.
  • Performs Method Validation or Qualification (or Method Development with assistance) including study organization, method setup, extraction, instrumentation and result quantitation and evaluation.
  • Demonstrates high standard of integrity, quality culture, personal responsibility, and respect for individual and client confidentiality. Acts as an example to others.
  • Demonstrates understanding of regulatory compliance through training, and performing work with regulatory guidelines (e.g. GLP, GCP)
  • Performs method or instrument troubleshooting and contributes to scientific discussion with internal team to resolve.
  • Basic understanding of data interpretation and informs Study Director, Principal Investigator and/or management of any problems and/or deviations that may affect integrity of data, participates in corrective action of problems.
  • Intermediate analytical instrumentation (mass spectrometry and high performance liquid chromatography) skills
  • Maintains laboratory records and performs self or peer review of method validation results and data records for accuracy, and completeness
  • Deliver training in relevant techniques/procedures
  • Demonstrates a flexible and adaptable attitude to changes and/or challenges in schedule or laboratory work
  • Maintains a clean and safe laboratory work environment , and keeps space inspection ready
  • Participates in new equipment and instrument assessment and qualification, as appropriate.
  • Participates in process improvement initiatives providing feedback in group discussions or with assistance of supervisor
  • Effectively plans and utilizes personnel and resources for timely completion of assigned projects.
  • Assists in writing or reviewing methodology, protocols and standard operatoring procedures or other documents.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • Bachelor of Science/Arts (BS/BA) degree in chemistry or related scientific field
  • Relevant Bioanalytical experience may be substituted for education
  • Ability to perform basic computer skills (e.g., Word, Excel).


  • 4 years related or relevant laboratory experience required with a BS/BA degree.
  • Familiar with the use of standard laboratory equipment (e.g., balances, pipettes, centrifuges).
  • Experience with use and trouble shooting of analytical equipment.
  • Effective communication (verbal and written), presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to design and independently conduct tests for chemistry projects and provide initial analysis of results.
  • Acts as technical resource for the department (trouble shooting, method development, qualification, maintenance and training).
  • Evaluates data for incorporation into written reports.
  • Advanced time management skills to complete project assignments on time, with minimal or no supervision.
  • Able to effectively schedule resources.
  • Understands and helps staff with compliance to SOPs and other regulatory agency guidelines.
  • Identifies process improvement opportunities, recommends solutions and implements action plans.
  • Able to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing.
  • Effectively interacts with internal and/or external clients.
  • Acts as a project leader.
  • Ability to assist in the preparation of relevant sections of final reports.