Senior Scientific Associate, Reference Standard Coordinator

Location: Austin, TX, USA

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Requisition Number: 5344

Position Title: Senior Scientific Associate, Reference Standard Coordinator

External Description:

SUMMARY: The Senior Scientific Associate, Reference Standard Coordinator is responsible for coordinating, purchasing and characterizing the necessary reference standard materials for all upcoming and current studies performed. The Reference Standard Coordinator works closely with the Bioanalytical Study Manager, Method Developer, Validation Study Manager and Head of Method Development and Validation to ensure materials are available and characterized prior to use.

Tasks may include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee the receipt and log-in of reference materials and controlled substances
  • Ensure the CoA is obtained and/or interact with vendors to obtain the required information (purity, expiration date, etc.)
  • Store and organize the reference materials in a manner that allows for easy retrieval and maintains the integrity of the material
  • Perform stock stability testing as needed
  • Assist in scheduling and coordinating the stock stability program to maintain the flow of projects
  • Perform Karl Fisher titrations as needed
  • Recertify reference materials as needed
  • Ensure the Bioanalytical Study Manager, Validation Study Manager, Method Developer and/or Head of Method Development and Validation are kept aware of analytical issues, supply issues, and impending expiry dates
  • Submit orders for supplies as needed
  • Participates in the validation of LC-MS/MS methods
  • Assist with training of new staff
  • If assigned, function as a lab monitor
  • Accomplish all necessary and applicable Worldwide training, including Standard Operating Procedures, Employee Handbook, and Health and Safety Manual
  • Understand and apply GLP guidelines in relevant aspects of work
  • Perform basic mathematical calculations
  • Document promptly and clearly all procedural processes
  • Review data, recognize and report inconsistencies, and determine cause and effect
  • Work independently, when required, to conduct and plan laboratory work
  • Follow Worldwide’s safety guidelines and perform tasks in a safe manner

Perform other duties as assigned.  The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.


  • Ability to read, execute, and understand complicated and detailed instruction and technical literature in order to plan, perform, and direct laboratory activities
  • Must be able to work well with a variety of laboratory personnel
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Must be able to work with constant interruptions
  • Familiarity with corporate policies, goals and objectives; normally acquired after three months of on-the-job exposure to Worldwide’s operations
  • Ability to understand graphs, tables, charts and perform calculations needed for the task, usually associated with one-year on-the-job training
  • Familiarity with various divisions of Worldwide, normally acquired after one year of on-the-job training
  • Ability to report data and procedures orally and in writing and interface effectively with clients, if needed


  • Bachelor’s degree, with a scientific focus, and 2 - 5 years of relevant work experience required



Employment Type: Regular

Community / Marketing Title: Senior Scientific Associate, Reference Standard Coordinator

Company Profile:

We’re a global, mid-size CRO that pushes boundaries, innovates and invents — because the path to a cure for the world’s most persist diseases is not paved by those who play it safe, but by those who take pioneering, creative approaches, and implement them with quality and excellence. We are experts, bright thinkers, dreamers and doers and, together, we are changing the way the world experiences CROs, in the best possible way.

Location_formattedLocationLong: Austin, Texas US

CountryEEOText_Description: Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to enabling professionals from all backgrounds and experiences to succeed and, to that end, we prioritize attracting diverse talent and cultivating an inclusive environment that encourages collaboration and creativity. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or parental status, disability, military status, or other class protected by applicable law. Worldwide is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace where people thrive by being themselves and are inspired to do their best work every day.

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