Study Design Lead

CH-Geneva | BE-Mechelen
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Study Design Lead


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


We are recruiting for our Project Management team and are currently seeking to hire a Study Design Lead to help support the team.


This is a 12 months contract (renewable), full time position, based in our Geneva, Switzerland or Mechelen, Belgium office.


About the Job

Within this position, your duties will include:

  • Interacts with the clients (pharmaceutical companies) to define study design choices and works with Covance internal stakeholders to highlight risks and budget impacts associated with study design
  • Takes the lead to accurately interpret clinical protocol requirements and coordinate the preparation of Covance clinical trial databases.
  • Leverages technical, therapeutic area and pharmaceutical industry knowledge to successfully coordinate the completion of Covance clinical trial database.
  • Liaises with internal departments to understand Covance capabilities and assesses feasibility of requests in order to meet client needs related to study design
  • Coordinates internal processes and communications related to study design (including but not limited to: internal feasibility requests, material transfer agreements and supply forecasting) and ensures the eventual follow up is documented and global monitoring plan implemented. Performs quality self-review
  • Displays strong interpersonal and communication skills that will build strong internal and external relationships to ensure high quality study design
  • Ensures that all customer requirements with relation to study design are documented and acted upon
  • Able to act efficiently in an environment with dynamic timelines and priorities
  • Displays appropriate self-organization and ability to manage conflicting priorities
  • Participates in functional meetings and provides input, keeping processes up to date
  • Complies with CCLS Global Project Management strategy
  • Supports a culture of continuous improvement, quality and productivity
  • Other duties as assigned


About You

To be successful in this position, you will need to be educated to High school diploma level (or equivalent) and/or University degree in a scientific field in a relevant area.

Additionally, you will need to demonstrate 3 years of previous industry experience in managing Clinical Trial projects or in designing clinical databases.


We Offer

Covance offers a comprehensive benefits package including health cover and a contributory pension.


Get ready to redefine what’s possible and discover your extraordinary potential at Covance. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to personally advance healthcare and make a difference in peoples’ lives with your bold ideas and unique point of view. With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and an energized purpose, you’ll be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalized development planning.

Join us as we speed the delivery of groundbreaking therapies and anticipate tomorrow’s drug development challenges, creating new possibilities for our clients—and your career.


There is no better time to join us!


Education / Qualifications

Minimum Required:

* High School Diploma


* University degree in a scientific field


Minimum Required:

7 years of previous experience in a CCLS Project Management and/or  Clinical Database Design role; or other equivalent industry experience in designing clinical databases (education may be substituted for experience)


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