The Supervisor Animal Research Early Drug Development will supervise, schedule, and coordinate study related activities for Study Technician’s and Research staff to ensure compliance with the protocol and applicable Standard Operation Procedures (SOP), duties include but not limited to;

  • Schedules and coordinates proactively and in conjunction with other groups or departments the daily activities of the group and liaises with other groups, sections and departments. Organizes necessary resources for conducting all relevant study or non-study related tasks and participates in the study performance.
  • Ability to understand and interpret study plans and identify problems resulting from the study plan
  • Optimizes existing and develops new techniques, methods for study conduct or non-study specific areas and supports their application.
  • 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)
  • Performs quality controls, assures corrections of errors (incl. documentation) identifies potential problems and optimizes the quality control system.
  • Ensures maintenance of instruments and equipment is performed (i.e. maintenance, validation and calibration), ensures that non-performing equipment is removed and may maintain inventory lists and ensures replacement or new purchase on time.
  • Responsible for constructive responses to reports and questions from Study Direction, QAU, EH&S, clients or regulatory agencies in a timely manner. Performs corrective actions when needed.
  • Provides for safety and welfare of staff and supports/enforces Environmental Health and Safety Policies
  • Takes responsibility for certain areas (e.g. laboratory or animal areas, equipment, methods, inventory of supplies, disposal, etc).
  • Learn Covance cost structure and budget process and how to proactively impact it.
  • Prepares and presents presentations to clients and work groups


Bachelor degree in Life Sciences and/or Associate degree in Laboratory Animal Technology, Veterinary Technology, (along with 6 months to 2 years of related experience) Or an  equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above

Prior experience providing coaching and guidance to team of 10 or more  preferred but not required

AALAS certification preferred but not required