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Pharmacokinetics Scientist / Study Director (DMPK)

Company: Covance
Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Reference: 59665BR
Closing Date: 10 Mar 17
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

We are currently recruiting for a Study Director (SD) within our Drug Metabolism & Pharmacokinetics department at our site in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.


COVANCE is one of the world’s most comprehensive and experienced contract research organizations (CROs) with a tradition of innovation in the science and processes of drug development. We have the ability to offer wealth of services covering all aspects of drug development ranging from non-clinical research services through to post-marketing safety and commercialization services. We are currently the only CRO with this depth of service offerings.

We are currently recruiting for a Study Director (SD) within our Drug Metabolism & Pharmacokinetics department at our site in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. 

As a Study Director, you will be responsible for ensuring that metabolism or PK studies are carried out to the required scientific and regulatory standard and review and approve the study data. You will be the single point of study control and have overall responsibility for the scientific, technical and regulatory conduct of studies allocated to you as well as for the interpretation, documentation and reporting of results. As a Study Director you will be familiar with conducting all work in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements governing the work in which they are involved, such as GLP. 

The individual we seek would typically: 

  • Have a proactive attitude towards internal and external customer satisfaction and the highest standards of scientific quality and regulatory compliance. 
  • Be an excellent communicator with demonstrable skills in written, spoken and presentation media. 
  • Have a meticulous attitude towards consistency of 100% quality in Protocols, Reports and related material 
  • Be aware of study status at all times and anticipate problems that may affect timing, quality or integrity and take appropriate action to resolve such problems 
  • Have in depth knowledge of in vivo studies, PK/TK evaluation, Metabolite profiling & ID or general DMPK study designs. 

About You:

  • You will typically be educated to degree level or above in a related scientific discipline 
  • You will have good understanding and hands on experience of in vivo metabolism & Pharmacokinetic studies, metabolite ID or PK/TK evaluation. 
  • Ideally, you’ll be working in, or have experience within, contract research; but a successful candidate may also have experience from within pharmaceutical companies, or have an academic background related to a DMPK discipline 

We Offer:

Covance is a global market leader in contract research services, pioneering advanced studies into pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals and agrochemicals across the globe. We partner with innovative companies, offering valuable services in all phases of the development process. As an integral part of these partnerships, our diverse and highly skilled employees make a difference in the lives of millions. 

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. Scientific and managerial career pathways are well established for those with the aptitude and passion to drive their own career in the variety of directions Covance can offer 

There is no better time to join us!


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Contact Information:

Address:  Covance Harrogate


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