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In Vivo Pharmacokinetics (PK) Team Lead – Metabolism

Covance 7/9/2018 2:00:51 PM
JOB ID: 18221 Category: Scientific Advanced Degree
Madison, Wisconsin



Job Overview

We currently have an opening for a Study Director Team Lead within our In Vivo Pharmacokinetics (PK) group. This is a working role where the individual will be responsible for executing PK studies as Study Director, as well as leading a team of Study Directors working on PK studies. Additionally, the individual will support scientific client discussions to guide drug development and lead various service line initiatives.

Other responsibilities include:

* Functions as a Senior Study Director to execute in vivo PK studies.
* Demonstrates active involvement in HR responsibilities, including recruitment activities, performance evaluations, stack ranking and progressive discipline as required.
* Participates in interviewing, hiring, and onboarding of junior and senior staff, as needed.
* Conducts team member appraisals, performance documentation, regular 1-2-1 meetings, and justifies promotions or performance management.
* Contributes to the establishment and implementation of staff development and operational goals.
* Acts as coach and mentor for direct reports, as well as general metabolism staff.
* Participates in and actively contributes to Metabolism Leadership Team meetings and initiatives.
* Participates constructively in SD, team, project, and department meetings.
* Drives service line initiatives and supports strategic goals through leadership and mentoring of team members.
* Collaborates with and provides guidance for clients in the areas of in vivo PK and drug metabolism to meet project goals and aid in regulatory submissions.
* Develops relationships and collaborates constructively with other Covance departments to facilitate study outlines and appropriate costing information.
* Manages study issues and client concerns in cooperation with team members and other Covance groups; leads teams through corrective action and issue resolution processes.
* Contributes to technical/scientific department policies and SOPs, evaluates existing departmental procedures and systems, and instigates and drives potential process and service line improvements.
* Proactively and effectively communicates with internal and external clients.
* Organizes and hosts client visits.

Education/Experience (Recommended)

* PhD or equivalent, or MS/BSc degree in an appropriate scientific discipline, with research Experience in drug development or similar field
* Understanding of the drug development process and regulatory requirements
* Experience in techniques/approaches of drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics
* Experience in coaching, mentoring, and supervision
* Experience of requirements for working within a GLP environment
* Data interpretation and report writing Experience
* Working knowledge of software (e.g. Word, Excel), specialty applications (e.g. WinNonlin Phoenix), and general IT skills



* PhD or equivalent, or BSc degree in an appropriate scientific discipline, with research Experience in drug development or similar field
* Experience of a range of techniques/approaches relevant to the department and/or unique expertise for a specific scientific service
* Experience in coaching, mentoring, and supervision
* Experience of requirements for working within a GLP, GCP and GMP (as appropriate) environment
* Skilled data interpretation and report writing Experience
* Working knowledge of software (eg, MS Word, Excel), specialty applications (eg, Analyst, Sigmaplot, WinNonLin Phoenix), and general IT skills


* Full understanding of the drug development process, regulatory requirements and the scientific techniques of Metabolism studies required.
* Extensive Experience of client management and technical expertise in the relevant business line.
* Fully competent in a Study Director role or equivalent and have developed skills and competencies in the relevant study types.

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Madison, WI - Wisconsin


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).