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Labcorp (Drug Development)

Lead Scientist-Genomics



Full Time

On Site


Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Join us and discover why Labcorp Drug Development has been named by Fortune® Magazine as one of the World's Most Admired Companies 2022 for the fourth consecutive year, by Forbes as one of the World's Best Employers 2020 and more than 90% of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies are repeat customers. We can offer you not only a job, but a stable, long-term international career.

We are seeking a Lead Scientist for our Genomics group to provide leadership in support of our Central Labs.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Provides managerial leadership to the local team staff.

  • Communicates the goals and strategy of LCLS to the team.

  • Ensures that an adequate number of trained and competent staff is available to match the workload requirements of the team.

  • Contribute to meeting established quality measures and on time responses to quality issues.

  • Provides support, as required, to the local department leader (director or associate director) and assists in the fulfillment of his/her responsibilities.

  • Mentors and provides consultation to scientific and operational staff on technical issues.

  • Assists operational leaders with converting scientific theory into laboratory operational practices/capabilities.

  • Ensures the effective scientific performance of assays through regular monitoring and evaluation of the assays.

  • Collaborates with operational leaders to evaluate and assess new technology and new assay capabilities.

  • Contributes to long-term planning and technical policies of the department.

  • May provide technical training for scientific and operational staff.

  • Provides technical/scientific consultation to departments outside the lab (i.e. Project Management) to assist with client issues and problem solving.

  • Effectively manages scientific vendor relationships to troubleshoot issues and improve capabilities.

  • Regularly reads literature related to scientific area of expertise to remain current in knowledge.

  • Attend meetings, conferences, symposia, and seminars to promote CLS’s capabilities with dedicated scientific area.

  • Supports process improvement initiatives.

  • Ensures quality and timely delivery of new assays performance.

  • Recruits, trains and monitor the technical training, develops and retains sufficient staff resources for the local team.

  • Converts workload forecasts into specific personnel resource needs and works with the department director (or local associate director) and to secure necessary and appropriate personnel in a timely manner.

  • Leads and sponsors major client visits. o Interacts with clients and prospective clients to discuss technical/scientific issues, ensure effective communication and maintain relationships.

  • Assists in marketing new capabilities.

  • Presentations to clients and professional groups.

Minimum Experience Required:

  • Five (5) years of experience within scientific area of expertise.

  • Additional relevant experience may be substituted for education requirements.

  • Highly skilled in conduction research, data interpretation, and writing reports.

  • Proven track record of analytical method development.

  • Skilled in performing scientific presentation and preparing scientific publications.

  • Knowledge of clinical laboratory automation, system software, Microsoft applications, and laboratory statistics.

  • Effective communications skills with technical staff business development staff, peers, and clients.

  • Addition to detail and interpretation of scientific data.

  • Demonstrated problem prevention, detection and resolution.

Required Education:

  • Ph.D. or M.S. with additional experience, in scientific area of expertise.


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