Internship-Clinical Operations

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Clinical Operations
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Intern – Clinical Project Assistant-one year internship program for 2nd year students of Life Sciences courses.


Exciting Opportunity to be part of the Covance 2018 Global Internship Programme!



At Covance, we offer real work assignments that compliment an education, are challenging and recognized to the organization as valuable. Our interns have the opportunity to showcase their work, which allow them demonstrate their achievements to Covance senior management, their supervisor and mentors. Each intern class participates in a group philanthropic project allowing them to see firsthand how Covance is dedicated to its community. In addition, Covance encourages professional development and career exploration through programme workshops, each designed to help students prepare for a fast-growing career in our industry.

COVANCE is a leading global drug development services company and we provide support to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries.

We are recruiting for our Late Phase Clinical Operations team in Maidenhead and are currently seeking to hire a Clinical Project Assistant to help support the team with the administrative running of clinical trials, phase III-IV, adhering to ICH-GCP guidelines.

This is a Temporary position on a 12 month fixed term contract, designed to accommodate sandwich year students studying at Bachelor’s degree level.

The role will be full time, based in our Maidenhead office.


This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our 2017 Global Internship Program! We are now in the third year of our Late Phase Intern program. The students spend their "sandwich year" at University seconded to us for work experience as CPAs. The length of appointment allows them to be fully allocated to project work on client portfolios whilst gaining valuable experience of the roles and potential careers within Late Phase Clinical Trials within the commercial clinical research industry. To date this internship programme has been extremely useful and productive for us and we hope will allow us to invite you back as permanent employees upon graduation, as we have with so many others previously. You will also have a chance to contribute via initiatives such as charity fundraisers.


-  Providing clerical support to project team (e.g., word processing, proofreading and editing correspondence, large and small documents, mailings, shipment of study files, fax and photocopy documents, assemble study documents, and arrange meetings, etc.)

-  Providing telephone coverage and related support duties

-  Set up and maintenance of clinical investigator files and documentation

-  Preparing investigator budget payments and tracking systems and generating tracking reports as assigned

-  Data entry and management of selected study tracking databases

-  Preparing monitoring visit documentation for Clinical Research Assistants and above, as requested by your supervisor

-  Preparing study-related documents and other materials for delivery to archives, at appropriate intervals

-  Performing other administrative duties as assigned by management


The opportunity to work within an expert and highly skilled team.

Covance’s ongoing success offers team members unsurpassed growth and career development opportunities.

We help make the miracles of medicine a reality at Covance. We offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career. This is your chance to become part of a team that helps to bring miracle of medicine to market sooner.


There is no better time to join us!


Education / Qualifications

To be successful in this position, you will need to be educated to A level (or equivalent) and currently in the process of studying for a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area (Life Science).


Additionally, you will need to demonstrate:
• Some administrative experience or equivalent training
• Good oral and written communication skills


• Aptitude for handling and proofreading numerical data. Some spreadsheet software competency
• Good oral and written communication skills
• Good organizational and time management skills
• Computer literacy (word processing and spreadsheet software).
• Good typing skills


No experience necessary.


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