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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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GSS Project Manager

Project Manager Study Start-up - 6 months contract
Home based UK

We are currently seeing a big growth in our study start-up team and are looking for a number of new colleagues all over Europe. This is a very exciting time for Covance and for the study start-up team. In this role you will have a great opportunity to progress in your career and develop. We currently have roles available working in any of our offices or working from home.

About the Job
This is an exciting opportunity to project manage and lead core project team during study start up phase and facilitate team’s ability to lead extended/complete project team. Depending on size and scope of project, this job duty may be performed in collaboration with a Project Director, this varied role will include;
• Ensure effective cross-functional teamwork among project team members including both internal and external ancillary services.
• Lead implementation of Six Sigma initiatives on projects as applicable.
• Monitor project schedule and scope to ensure both remain on track. Initiate and implement appropriate actions.
• Accountable for budget across assigned project(s) including the control and minimizing of write-offs. Proactively identify out of scope activities and ensure necessary change orders are executed.
• Proactively engage in both quality assurance and risk management activities to ensure project deliverables are met according to both Covance and client requirements.
• Present at external and/or internal meetings.
• Ensure client satisfaction.
• Supporting new staff in region and integrate them into the study process efficiently

About You
• You will be University/college degree (life science preferred), or certification in a related allied health profession from an appropriately accredited institution (e.g., nursing certification, medical or laboratory technology)
• Have a thorough knowledge of ICH Guidelines and GCP, the clinical trial process and a basic understanding of regulatory requirements in other countries
• Working knowledge of financial control procedures (costing systems, time reporting)
• Previous experience within a clinical research or pharmaceutical company
• Broad knowledge of drug development process and client needs.
• Thorough working knowledge of study start-up process
• Proven leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate staff within a field based environment
• Demonstrated Account Management and business development experience with a previous track record working as a Clinical Project Manager or in a Senior Clinical Study Start-up role would be advantageous

We Offer
Covance’s ongoing success offers team members unsurpassed growth and career development opportunities.

At Covance, we help make the miracles of medicine a reality. We offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career.

There is no better time to join us!

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.
Education/Qualifications    • University/college degree (life science preferred) or certification in a related allied health profession from an appropriately accredited institution (e.g., nursing certification, medical or laboratory technology).
• Masters or other advanced degree preferred
Experience    • Relevant clinical research experience in a pharmaceutical company/CRO, including full project management responsibility.
• Experience in managing global (inter-continental) projects in a multi-office environment.
• Demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing priorities; utilize resources effectively.
• Financial awareness and ability to actively manage financial tracking systems.
• 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.
• Excellent communication, planning and organizational skills.
• Ability to work independently.
• Ability to negotiate and liaise with clients in a professional manner.
• Good computer skills with ability to understand and assess technology alternatives and implication for current processes.

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