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Provide senior global leadership in the development of evidence-based, compelling, innovative and fiscally responsible proposals for clients in the Inflammation, Infectious Disease and General Medicine therapeutic area. Work closely with Business Development to identify and win new business. Work across the organization to bring the best thinking and comprehensive study/program delivery plans to exceed client expectations. In addition, this position provides associated training and coaching to the project team on aspects pertaining to project strategy, including risks and contingency planning


Essential Job Duties                                                       

  • Using an evidence-based approach, work with relevant business development staff and operational leaders to design innovative, but practical and fiscally responsible strategies for inclusion in relevant business development documents and for use in the successful implementation and conduct of clinical trial programs for clients.
  • Senior regional contact for both internal staff and clients for matters pertaining to IIGM S&P.
  • Effectively mentor Manager, S&P level and above in management of new business opportunities and development of strategies for preferred provider or partnership activities.
  • Effectively network with others throughout Covance to ensure relevant input to project strategies and associated planning activities occurs.
  • Engages with project teams at key time points in the project lifecycle to ensure actual performance is in line with strategic plan and provides advanced interventional guidance when required.
  • Remain current with industry innovations and advances so as to include relevant advances and technology into the design of trial strategies.
  • Line management responsibility for the recruitment, training, utilization, development and performance review of assigned personnel. May supervise others in S&P across the region.

Education/Qualifications/Certifications and Licenses



  • University/College Degree (preferably postgraduate degree in Science)
  • Thorough understanding of global drug development and the clinical trial project management process
  • Thorough and practical working knowledge of ICH-GCP Guidelines, including relevant international requirements/guidelines for the conduct of global clinical development programs
  • An understanding of aspects surrounding Covance business development (time and cost estimates, bid defense, contracts)
  • An understanding of Covance procedures, including Standard Operating Procedures


Level of education preferred PhD






Minimum Required:

  • Scientific knowledge in a variety of therapeutic areas, especially infectious disease, inflammation, dermatology, hematology, respiratory, gastrointestinal,women’s health
  • Very strong technical presentation, writing and analytical skills
  • Strong networking abilities and an ability/willingness to work with individuals across the globe
  • Excellent communication, planning &organizational skills
  • Ability to inspire, to lead by example and motivate teams to seek solutions and get results
  • Strong abilities to negotiate and liaise with customers in a professional manner
  • Thorough experience in end to end (full service) clinical trial management, ideally with global project management experience
  • Abilities to review/analyze relevant data so as to build evidence-based strategies
  • Abilities to design/develop effective strategies to bring about trial success, as defined by clients and project teams through the use of an evidence-based approach.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years relevant clinical research experience in a pharmaceutical company/CR0, including at least five years of full project management responsibility.
  • Minimum of two (2) years developing evidence-based strategies for including into a clinical development plan, as a response to a request for proposal or as part of a strategic partnership development plan or response.
  • Strong computer skills with an ability to understand and access and leverage technology alternatives.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing priorities effectively

Years of experience in the job discipline –minimum of 5

Years of experience in other professional roles-minimum of 10

Other required work-related experiences-experience leading global clinical development project teams



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Covance Inc. is proud to be the only drug development company with a full range of research and development services—from lead optimization, to commercialization and life cycle management. Covance, headquartered in Princeton, NJ, is the drug development business of LabCorp with global operations in more than 30 countries.


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Experienced - Not Management
  R&D / Science
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