Covance Study Design Lead - 12 months contract in Geneva, Switzerland

Job Overview

Study Design Lead

Technical Project Management

We are recruiting for our Project Management team within our Central Laboratory Services and are currently seeking to hire a Study Design Lead.

As a Study Design Lead you should be knowledgeable and experienced in study design techniques related to the creation and maintenance of the Covance Statement of Work document (key client deliverable) and should demonstrate leadership across the Covance study team, keeping a collaborative attitude and fostering excellent communication within the team, demonstrate agility to deal with conflicting priorities and possess appropriate self-management skills.

We are currently offering several 12 months temporary contract and permanent contract, all full time position, based in our Geneva, Switzerland or Mechelen, Belgium office.

About the Job

Within this position, your duties will include:

  • Interacts with the clients (pharmaceutical companies) to define study design choices and works with Covance internal partners to highlight risks and budget impacts associated with study design

  • Takes the lead to accurately interpret clinical protocol requirements and coordinate the preparation of Covance clinical trial databases.

  • Demonstrates technical, therapeutic area and pharmaceutical industry knowledge to successfully coordinate the completion of Covance clinical trial database.

  • Liaises with internal departments to understand Covance capabilities and assesses feasibility of requests in order to meet client needs related to study design

  • Coordinates internal processes and communications related to study design (including but not limited to: internal feasibility requests, material transfer agreements and supply forecasting) and ensures the eventual follow up is documented and global monitoring plan implemented. Performs quality self-review

  • Displays strong interpersonal and communication skills that will build strong internal and external relationships to ensure high quality study design

  • Ensures that all customer requirements with relation to study design are documented and acted upon

  • Able to act efficiently in an environment with dynamic timelines and priorities

  • Displays appropriate self-organization and ability to handle conflicting priorities

  • Participates in functional meetings and provides input, keeping processes up to date

  • Follows CCLS Global Project Management strategy

  • Supports a culture of continuous improvement, quality and productivity

  • Other duties as assigned

What we’re looking for

To be successful in this position, you will need to be educated to High school diploma level (or equivalent) and/or University degree in a scientific field in a relevant area.

Additionally, you will need to demonstrate 3 years of previous industry experience in running Clinical Trial projects or in designing clinical databases.

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.

Education / Qualifications

Minimum Required:

  • High School Diploma


  • University degree in ascientific field


Minimum Required:

3 years of previous experience as a CCLS Regional Study Coordinator or 2 years of previous experience as Global Study Manager (I or II), Clinical Database Designer or other equivalent industry experience in designing clinical databases

Job Number 2018-18546

Job Category Other

Position Type Temporary

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.