Supervisor of Draft Reporting and Publishing Groups - Genetic Toxicology

Job Location(s) UK-Harrogate
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Scientific Advanced Degree
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Job Overview

Covance’s work in developing new pharmaceutical solutions has a positive impact on the lives of millions worldwide and there are several great opportunities for you to be a part of this life-saving work.


At our pre-clinical development site in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, we currently have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Supervisor of the Draft Reporting and Publishing sections within the Genetic Toxicology Department.


The job summary is as follows:


  • Direct line management responsibility for staff working in the Genetic Toxicology Draft Reporting and Publishing sections.
  • Conduct objective setting, assessments, appraisal interviews, salary adjustments and promotions etc.
  • Provides the supervisory and operational support necessary for the reporting and archiving of studies carried out within Genetic Toxicology.
  • Provides supervisory support to ensure that protocols and reports are despatched and archived according to deadlines and conform to client requirements.
  • Responsible for allocation of resources within the section; with overall responsibility for training and supervision of staff.
  • Tracks capacity within the Draft Reporting and Publishing sections and relays any issues to Senior Management team.
  • May represents department on site wide or global working groups/committees as assigned
  • Participates in meetings, inspections or client visits as required.
  • Manages any CAIR issue/resolution requirements for section(s) of responsibility
  • Assures appropriate communication within the group, particularly for dissemination of information (i.e. Study progress, Facility procedures, Quality, Health and Safety, Business Updates and any other departmental or company communications)
  • Ensures the coordination of regular team meetings and production of weekly work schedules
  • Financial awareness and maintaining metrics for studies with regard to assay pricing and scheduling

Education / Qualifications

  • If BSc – 4-5+ years in-house (or industrial) experience at the technical/technical writing level plus




  • Previous Supervisory/Line Management experience (in the region of 3-4 years)
  • Ability to perform at an advanced level and under pressure
  • Ability to use word processing, databases and spreadsheet packages – to include specialized software (where applicable).
  • Excellent organisational and management skills are essential for this position.
  • Communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Knowledge and understanding of GLP


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