• Associate Manager, Clinical Operations - Sourcing Req.

    Job Location(s) BR
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    Clinical Operations
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  • Job Overview

    Covance, Brazil, is currently building a candidate pipeline for future vacancies in Clinical Operations Management.  Please submit your CV for consideration.


    Job Summary:

    • Management and conduct of on-site Clinical Quality Control Visits for Clinical Operations staff, including the identification, training and development of CDC Assessors from within Clinical Operations (e.g. Sr. CRAs).
    • Responsible for dotted-line management of CQC Assessors with regard to responsibilities associated with the conduct of CQC visits for Early Clinical Development.
    • Serves as a primary point of contact for EDC to CQC leadership team within the Project Management Office.
    • Responsible for developing and maintaining close ties with Quality Assurance group.
    • Measure performance indicators for assigned staff within Clinical Operations.
    • Escalate potential individuals training needs and assist in the conduct of training and development efforts, regionally.
    • Effectively communicate management strategies, policies and procedures in conjunction with leadership teams.
    • Maintain good working relationships with internal and external clients to ensure opportunity for acquiring additional new business.
    • May be responsible for the supervision of assigned direct reports, which would include:1) responsibility for detailed performance review and management of assigned direct reports including: Annual Performance Management  and Development (PMD), Individual Development Plan (IDP), Line of Sight Goals and "Shoves & Tugs"; 2) responsibility for appropriate management and resolution of performance issues; 3) developing and maintaining effective relationships with management team to manage Clinical Operations Staff in a matrix environment.




    • University/college degree – life sciences preferred or certification in a related allied health profession from an appropriately accredited institution (e.g., nursing certification, medical or laboratory technology)
    • In lieu of this required educational background the following relevant work history may be considered:
      • Minimum of three (3) years supervisory experience in a health care or clinical research setting and
      • Minimum of seven (7) years relevant clinical research experience in a pharmaceutical company/CRO


    • Masters or other advanced degree



    • Relevant clinical research experience in a pharmaceutical company or CRO
      • Individual is proficient with on site monitoring activities (including pre-study, initiation, routine monitoring and closeout visits)
      • Minimum of five (5) years relevant clinical research experience in a pharmaceutical company/CRO
      • Thorough knowledge of drug development process
      • Thorough knowledge of relevant SOPs, ICH, and GCP guidelines
    • Relevant supervisory experience
      • Minimum of 1 year as a Line Manager or Project Manager required
      • Demonstrated ability to lead by example and to encourage team members to seek solutions
      • Proven interpersonal skills
      • Demonstrated ability to successfully participate as a member of a project team
      • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple competing priorities
      • Excellent planning and organizational skills
      • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills


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