Research Associate (I) – Immunotoxicology (ELISA)

Job Overview:

Do you have professional lab experience with Immunoassays, Flow Cytometry or Cell-based Assays? Come join the leading global Drug Development Organization for Immunology and Immunotoxicology!

We have a great opportunity for a Research Associate (I) in our Immunology and Immunotoxicology (InI) Group 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


We are offering a sign-on bonus of $3,000 ($1,500 upon hire and another $1,500 after 6 months)

In this role, you will analyze routine and non-routine samples and/or develop/validate methodologies for new assays (under the guidance of scientific specialist or supervisor) in compliance with appropriate standard operating procedures (SOPs) and regulatory agency guidelines.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organizes and conducts routine and non-routine sample analysis in compliance with applicable methods, protocols, SOPs, and regulatory agency guidelines.
  • Documents work and maintains study documentation and laboratory records.
  • Sets up, operates and performs routine and non-routine maintenance on general equipment.
  • Provides input and participates in project meetings, plans, monitors and guides project work.
  • Critically review and perform QC checks and approval of data
  • Assist with the monitoring of quality control trends and troubleshoot alongside the SME and implements any actions.
  • Informs Study Director, Principal Investigator and/or management of any problems and/or deviations that may affect the integrity of the data and participates in corrective action of problems.
  • Contributes towards a cohesive team environment.
  • To assist in setting up and performing method development and validation of various Immunotoxicology assays.
  • To be involved in the transfer of methods into I&I
  • To perform complex analysis using unfamiliar or new methods, asking for scientific guidance as needed.
  • Maintains awareness and compliance with all safety directives and safety procedures in accordance with the regulations
  • Accepts responsibility in ensuring clean and safe laboratory work environment
  • To have scientific or technical input into any modifications in test methods or procedures where required
  • Seek scientific guidance as needed.
  • To participate in the evaluation and qualification of any new equipment
  • To be aware and understand the appropriate regulatory guidelines.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Trains and assists less experienced staff.
  • Performs troubleshooting and guides others in troubleshooting processes, instrumentation and methods
  • Participates in process improvement initiatives.
  • Represents the department in client calls/visits and conferences where required.
  • Plans individual workload in coordination with team members.
  • To help foster a high professional standard and encourage good staff relationships
  • Assists in writing methods or protocols.
  • Considers financial implications of ongoing activities.


How you will be rewarded!

Working in Madison, WI you will:

  • Enjoy 24 days of personal-time-off (PTO) (pro-rated depending on start date)
  • Have access to other great benefits including: tuition reimbursement, paid holidays, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match and of course medical and dental insurance.

We are offering a sign-on bonus of $3,000 ($1,500 upon hire and another $1,500 after 6 months)





  • Bachelor of Science/Arts (BS/BA) degree in a related scientific field required.
  • Master’s degree (MS/MA) in bioanalytical analysis, immunology or related scientific field strongly preferred.
  • Experience may be substituted for education.
  • At least 5 years’ relevant professional laboratory experience with a Bachelor’s.
  • 1-3 years’ relevant professional laboratory experience with a Master’s.
  • Experience with Immunoassays (ELISAs) is preferred.
Madison, WI 53704, US