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 financial control procedures.
Thorough knowledge of project management processes, especially regarding study start-up.
Thorough knowledge of ICH Guidelines and GCP including international regulatory requirements for the conduct of clinical development programs.
Broad knowledge of drug development process and client needs.
Masters or other advanced degree.
Detailed knowledge of Covance and the overall structure of the organization.
Basic knowledge of Covance sales and business development strategies and procedures.
6 or more years of drug development and clinical research experience (pharmaceutical, biotech or CRO),preferably including 4 or more years project management responsibility / leading clinical trials in Study Start-up.
1 or more years global leadership experience, ideally in a complex, virtual and matrix environment leading large multi-functional teams
Experience in managing global programs with large financial value and complicated structure, multiple vendors and/or sub-CROs and Academic Research Organizations in a virtual environment.
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing priorities
Ability to utilize resources effectively on large global scale including programs with multiple budgets
Financial awareness and ability to actively manage financial tracking systems.
Demonstrated ability to inspire effective teamwork and motivate staff within a matrix system.
Demonstrated ability to lead by example and to encourage team members to seek solutions.
Excellent presentation skills and confidence presenting to senior management.
Excellent communication, planning and organizational skills.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to negotiate and liaise with clients in a professional manner.
Ability to present to staff at all levels.
Ability to mentor junior level staff
Good computer skills with good working knowledge of range of computer programs
Covance Inc., the drug development business of LabCorp®, is the world’s most comprehensive drug development company, dedicated to advancing healthcare and delivering Solutions Made Real.Our unique perspectives, built from decades of scientific expertise and precision delivery of the largest volume of drug development data in the world, along with our innovative technology solutions, help our clients identify new approaches and anticipate tomorrow’s challenges as they evolve. Together with our clients, Covance transforms today’s healthcare challenges into tomorrow’s solutions.