Data Management Associate

Job Location(s) UK-Harrogate
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Job Overview

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.


The Nonclinical Data Associate is an entry level position in the global data management solutions group, learning the tasks required of drafting and finalizing nonclinical datasets.


General Duties

  • Learns appropriate levels and methods of direct contact with clients
  • Learns to prepare form letters and communication text
  • Shadows experienced data associates and joins other client-facing staff (e.g., study director) to attend client site visits and client conference calls
  • Learns to use software tools to efficiently and accurately complete job duties. Types of software include word processing, spreadsheet, dataset/table generation, collaboration/sharing, and database applications


Dataset Preparation

  • Trains on duties required to complete dataset preparation.
  • Obtain and review study documents (e.g., protocol, report) to gather information to prepare datasets.
  • Generate and quality check (QCing) dataset files to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Address quality assurance (QA) inspection items. Includes learning to identify corrections and respond with detail of actions taken
  • Address client inquiries on content of study datasets
  • Compile metadata to populate databases supporting nonclinical safety assessment
  • Trains on software testing and validation activities. Initial training will include executing test scripts and maintaining documentation in accordance with Covance Unified Systems Life Cycle (CUSLC) methodology which complies with General Principles of Software Validation issued by the FDA
  • Performs other duties as assigned and may include shadowing or attending company and/or industry initiatives related to dataset specifications and/or production

Education / Qualifications

Minimum Required:


Basic knowledge of office software (e.g., Microsoft® Office, especially Word and Excel; Adobe® Acrobat®)


Attention to detail, time management skills, and organizational skills




Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Degree and/or experience in technical writing, document production/publishing, and/or science preferred.


Additionally for UK: A minimum of English, Maths, and Science GCSEs, but preferably A level or above.


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