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Covance Inc.

Covance, with headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey, is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive drug development services companies, with annual revenues greater than $2 billion, employees in more than 60 countries, and more than 11,000 employees worldwide.    NONCLINICAL DEVELOPMENT(Toxicology, Research Products, Analytical Services)    * Managed 443 compound development programs (>250 IND/CTA enabling), with over 100 different sponsors, which led to 41 IND/CTA applications in 2... Read More

Address      210 Carnegie Ctr Princeton, NJ 08540 (609) 452-8550
Website      www.covance.com/
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Senior Project Manager

At Covance, you can make a difference by helping to deliver life-saving and life-enhancing medicines to people around the world. Our commitment to this mission has resulted in Covance’s impressive history of company stability and growth. We’ve achieved these results by fostering a work environment that encourages, develops and leverages our team’s capabilities.

The Senior Project Manager in Study Start Up, oversees and manages the study start up phase of domestic and/or international clinical trials. Responsibilities include developing and managing budgets, timelines, and quality guidelines for projects, thereby ensuring that client expectations are met while identifying and mitigating risks. They also compile and drive documentation for the project, ensuring the accuracy and quality of regulatory data. The Senior Project Manager may also have line management responsibilities.
Education/Qualifications    Required:
• University/college degree (life science preferred) or certification in a related allied health profession (i.e. nursing, medical or laboratory technology) from an appropriately accredited institution.
• Working knowledge of financial control procedures (e.g. costing systems, time reporting).
• Working knowledge of project management processes, especially regarding study start up.
• Working knowledge of time and cost estimate development.
• Working knowledge of ICH Guidelines and GCP including international regulatory requirements for the conduct of clinical development programs.
• Broad knowledge of drug development process and client needs.
• Masters or other advanced degree.
• PMP certification.
Experience    Required:
• Minimum of seven (7) years relevant clinical research experience in a pharmaceutical company/CRO, including at least two (2) years of full project management responsibility, especially in the study start up phase.
• In lieu of the above requirement, candidates with > five (5) years supervisory experience in a heath care setting and > five (5) years clinical research experience including two (2) years of project management experience (international clinical trial management experience preferred with solid knowledge of study start up) in the pharmaceutical or CRO industries will be considered.
• Experience in managing global projects with moderate financial value.
• Demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing priorities.
• Ability to utilize resources effectively on moderate scope projects.
• Financial awareness and ability to actively manage financial tracking systems including moderate projects
• Demonstrated ability to inspire effective teamwork and motivate staff within a matrix system.
• Demonstrated ability to lead by example and to encourage team members to seek solutions.
• Experience mentoring junior level staff.
• Excellent communication, planning and organizational skills.
• Ability to work independently.
• Ability to negotiate and liaise with clients in a professional manner.
• Ability to present to staff at all levels.
• Good computer skills with good working knowledge of a range of computer packages.
EEO Employer    Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. (M/F/D/V). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.

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