Covance Manager, Clinical Operations - Early Clinical Development in Nationwide, United States

Job Overview

Manager, Clinical Operations - Early Clinical Development - Remote Based

Responsible for the supervision assigned direct reports within Clinical Operations, CoSource and/or Global Site Services Staff

Responsible for detailed performance review and management of assigned direct reports including: Annual Performance Management and Development (PMD), Individual Development Plan (IDP), Line of Sight Goals and “Shoves & Tugs”

Responsible for appropriate management and resolution of performance issues

Measure performance indicators for assigned staff

Identify individual training needs and assist in the conduct of training and development efforts, regionally

  • Conduct, report and follow-up on Quality Control Visits (CQC)

Effectively communicate management strategies, policies and procedures in conjunction with leadership teams

Develop and maintain effective relationships with management team to manage assigned staff in a matrix environment

Maintain good working relationships with internal and external clients to ensure opportunity for acquiring additional new business



  • University/college degree – life sciences preferred or certification in a related allied health profession from an appropriately accredited institution (e.g., nursing certification, medical or laboratory technology)

  • In lieu of this required educational background the following relevant work history may be considered:

  • Minimum of three (3) years supervisory experience in a health care or clinical research settingand

  • Minimum of seven (7) years relevant clinical research experience in a pharmaceutical company/CRO


  • Masters or other advanced degree


  • Relevant clinical research experience in a pharmaceutical company or CRO

  • Individual is proficient with on site monitoring activities (including pre-study, initiation, routine monitoring and closeout visits)

  • Minimum of five (5) years relevant clinical research experience in a pharmaceutical company/CRO

  • Thorough knowledge of drug development process

  • Thorough knowledge of relevant SOPs, ICH, and GCP guidelines

  • Oncology experience preferred

  • Early phase experience preferred

  • Relevant supervisory experience

  • Minimum of 1 year as a Line Manager or Project Manager required

  • Demonstrated ability to lead by example and to encourage team members to seek solutions

  • Proven interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully participate as a member of a project team

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple competing priorities

  • Advanced planning and organizational skills

  • Advanced oral, written and presentation skills

Job Number 2018-20539

Job Category Clinical Operations

Position Type Full-Time

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