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Drug Development Leader

Covance 6/19/2018 3:38:12 PM
JOB ID: 17238 Category: Scientific Advanced Degree
Harrogate, United Kingdom



Job Overview

We currently have an opportunity at our Harrogate, UK site for a Drug Development Leader. This senior level role will provide scientific leadership and direction to the client and to Covance Solutions Development Team[s] for potential and awarded programs. As an expert in drug development, you will provide clients with consultancy and advisory services to help them develop their compound(s) in an efficient and timely manner.
You must have the ability to understand the scientific rationale for the development of a wide variety of compounds, particularly in their field of expertise.

Covance's work in developing new pharmaceutical solutions has an incredible impact on millions of lives worldwide. Be a part of this life-saving work.

Education / Qualifications

PhD in an appropriate scientific discipline; additional advanced degree is helpful.
Background and training in toxicology, immunology, vaccines, BioCMC or DMPK is required.
Demonstrated ability to get work done through influencing others.
Strong interpersonal skills (including teamwork, negotiation, communication, presentation)
Works independently, often under pressure
Proven leadership and personal initiative


12-15 years scientific expertise demonstrated in the pharmaceutical industry, specifically related to the drug development process, with an emphasis on biopharmaceuticals and/or pharmaceuticals development
5+ years representing a functional area, such as Toxicology, BioPharmCMC, or ADME on molecule development teams

An up to date awareness of ICH and regional Regulatory Guidelines as well as industry trends is essential.

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Harrogate, UK - United Kingdom


Covance Recruiting Process

Below is a general Overview of Our Recruiting Process

If you’d like to work for us, please submit your resume/CV online. If your ability to use or access our electronic application is limited due to a disability, please visit or call 1-800-978-4473 for help.

We consider applications from everyone who is interested in a position with us and who meets the required criteria and qualifications.

If your application is selected, someone from our recruiting team will contact you to arrange an initial screen. We may carry this out over the phone or at a face-to-face meeting. You must complete the screen to be considered for the position.

Based on the results of the initial screen, we may invite you to an interview. One of our recruiting team members will contact you to arrange this. The process may involve several interviews, initially over the phone, and then face-to-face with different members of the hiring team.

Our interviews follow a behavioral-based format. This means we’ll ask you to give us information that’s specific to your professional and educational experiences.

Hiring team members will share and discuss their input and then make their decision.

If you’re the person who best meets the requirements of the position, a member of the hiring team will get in touch to make you an offer of employment. Covance is an eVerify employer (United States only).