Covance Associate Project Manager, Neurology, Ophthalmology and Womens Health in Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Job Overview

Working closely with the Project Management Team, within our specialized Neurology, Ophthalmology and Women’s Health function, you will assist leading core project teams and facilitating the team’s ability to lead extended project teams. You will ensure effective cross-functional teamwork among project team members, including both internal and external stakeholders. This will be performed in collaboration with a Project Manager/Senior Project Manager.

The field of project management is evolving. Join our growing team and transform the way global project management is delivered.

  • Assist in the cross-unit coordination both internal and external, inclusive of sub-contractors, for projects utilizing one or more Covance Services or sites.

  • Assist in the management and tracking of project resource needs and contribute to contingency planning for key resources.

  • Assist in the successful design, implementation, tracking and revision of project plans for assigned projects.

  • Serve as client primary contact for areas assigned by Project Manager (PM), Senior Project Manager (SPM), or Associate Director (PD).

  • Assist in the leadership of the core project team, including CRAs, as directed by PM/SPM/PD to facilitate their ability to lead extended/complete project team including the maintenance of timelines in MS Project,

  • Contribute to improvements to enhance the efficiency and quality of the work performed on assigned projects by creating presentations, storyboards and maintaining items in ADI log.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with assigned clients and meet/exceed client satisfaction expectations.

  • Assist in ensuring that all staff allocated to assigned projects adheres to professional standards and SOPs.

  • Under direction of PM/SPM/PD, identify and assess risks, maintain associated documentation and track project progress against financial milestones financial systems.

  • Track client project metrics and participate in internal project review meetings.

Education / Qualifications


  • 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.

  • Thorough knowledge of ICH Guidelines and GCP including a basic understanding of regulatory requirements in other countries.

  • Thorough understanding of the drug development process.



  • Working knowledge of Covance SOPs.

  • Experience as a Senior Clinical Research Associate, whether internal or external

  • Previous relevant clinical research monitoring experience (including pre-study, initiation, routine monitoring and closeout visits).

  • Comprehensive understanding of Serious Adverse Event (SAE) reporting, process production of reports, narratives and follow up of SAEs.

  • Comprehensive understanding of both site monitoring and study site management requirements.

  • Comprehensive understanding of applicable regional regulatory requirements.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Good planning and organization skills.

  • Good computer skills with good working knowledge of a range of computer packages.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to set clear expectations for junior staff on projects.

  • Ability to understand and work with financial information.

  • Ability to resolve project-related problems and prioritizes workload for self and team.

  • Ability to work within a project team.

  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a matrix environment.


  • Additional experience in a related field (i.e. medical, clinical, pharmaceutical, laboratory, research, data analysis, data management or technical writing) are preferred.

  • Local project coordination and/or project management experience

Job Number 2018-21606

Job Category Clinical Operations

Position Type Full-Time

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