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Study Director II - Metabolism (Harrogate, UK)/ £5K sign on bonus

Company: Covance
Location: Harrogate, UK
Reference: 2018-23420
Closing Date: 07 Jan 19
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

COVANCE is a leading global drug development services company and we provide support to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries.


Job Overview

COVANCE is a leading global drug development services company and we provide support to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries. 

We are recruiting for our Early Compound Development Unit team in Harrogate and are currently seeking to hire a Study Director II – Metabolism to help support the metabolism-Study Direction team to conduct all work in compliance with appropriate company standards, GLP, GCP, GMP (where appropriate) and regulatory guidelines specified in the study plans, protocols, or work agreements governing the work in which they are involved.

This is a full time permanent position, based in our site in Harrogate.

About the Job

  • Ensures that studies are performed to the required scientific, regulatory and client standards, Consults with SD/PI/CS colleagues to determine project requirements and plan accordingly, reviews protocol changes and communicates to client and management as necessary.
  • Applies up to date knowledge and application of current GLP, GCP, GMP and regulatory guidelines relevant to study conduct.
  • Uses knowledge of relevant assays and general expertise in the drug development process to offer guidance and suggestions on study design to meet client’s requirements, and plans accordingly (timelines, critical deadlines, etc.).
  • Manages projects and client interactions.
  • Monitors/reviews study progress at all times and anticipates problems that may affect timing, quality. Considers & discusses appropriate actions to resolve such problems. Issues directives and follows up to ensure compliance to requirements.
  • Acts as scientific reviewer in evaluating and interpreting data for study reports, and reviews technical validity of study results with occasional help from more experienced scientists.
  • Manages the CAIR process; leads discussions, writes documentation, manages resolution and client satisfaction.
  • Understands current technical applications in field, and familiar with the use of standard laboratory equipment and analytical instrumentation. Participates in evaluation and adaptation (when applicable) of new techniques.
  • Demonstrates broad level of scientific knowledge in chosen field. Independently develops a wider understanding of scientific disciplines. Shares scientific knowledge through internal and external publications (co-author), presentations, lectures, and events. Represents department at external meetings.
  • Acts as Scientific reviewer for standard protocols, data sets and reports for peers prior to Sponsor review
  • Participates constructively in SD, team, and department meetings.
  • Involved in organizing and hosting client visits.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


About You

To be successful in this position, you will need to hold a PhD or equivalent, or MSc/BSc degree in an appropriate scientific discipline with some research experience in drug development or similar field

  • You will have Experience in a range of techniques/approaches relevant to the department and/or unique expertise for a specific scientific service
  • Knowledge of requirements for working within a GLP, GCP and GMP (as appropriate) environment
  • Previous data interpretation and report writing experience
  • Working knowledge of software (eg, MS Word, Excel), specialty applications (eg, Analyst, Sigmaplot, WinNonlin Phoenix), and general IT skills

Get to know Covance

Covance, the drug development business of LabCorp, is the world’s most comprehensive drug development services company. Because of our broad experience, from early research to commercialization, our more than 20,000 employees from across the globe are in a unique position to supply insights that go above and beyond testing. Our team’s impact on healthcare is remarkable. Through their everyday work they’ve supported 100% of the top 50 drugs on the market and all the oncology drugs approved in 2016. Even though we span multiple businesses, we operate as one, sharing our knowledge to improve our efficiency and deliver on the promise of a healthier world.

The Covance team is driven by an energized purpose to improve health and improve lives across the globe. Here, you’ll work alongside exceptional people who each play an important role in bringing new scientific discoveries and therapeutic area advancements to life. And, because we span the drug development spectrum, you’ll directly impact a wide-range of initiatives as you explore unique career paths and discover your extraordinary potential.

Get ready to make a difference as we speed the delivery of groundbreaking therapies and improve lives of countless individuals.

EEO Statement

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.

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