Covance Associate Manager, Clinical Operations - Sourcing Req. in Brazil

Job Overview

Covance, Brazil, is currently building a candidate pipeline for future vacancies in Clinical Operations Management. Please submit your CV for consideration.

Job Summary :

  • Management and conduct of on-site Clinical Quality Control Visits for Clinical Operations staff, including the identification, training and development of CDC Assessors from within Clinical Operations (e.g. Sr. CRAs).

  • Responsible for dotted-line management of CQC Assessors with regard to responsibilities associated with the conduct of CQC visits for Early Clinical Development.

  • Serves as a primary point of contact for EDC to CQC leadership team within the Project Management Office.

  • Responsible for developing and maintaining close ties with Quality Assurance group.

  • Measure performance indicators for assigned staff within Clinical Operations.

  • Escalate potential individuals training needs and assist in the conduct of training and development efforts, regionally.

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

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

  • May be responsible for the supervision of assigned direct reports, which would include:1) responsibility 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"; 2) responsibility for appropriate management and resolution of performance issues; 3) developing and maintaining effective relationships with management team to manage Clinical Operations Staff in a matrix environment.



  • 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

  • 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

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills

  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills

Job Number 2018-19436

Job Category Clinical Operations

Position Type Full-Time

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