Covance Clinical Operations Associate in Bangalore, India

Job Overview

Work location: Bangalore

The Clinical & Ancillary Supplies Services (CASS) Associate:

  • Support of the Clinical and Ancillary supplies component of assigned studies within a country or regionally. Including accountability for delivery to time and quality for assigned activities.

  • Support contact with study team during clinical and ancillary start-up activities including support to the development of Clinical Trial Supplies Plan or Clinical Trial Supply Flow

  • Support in label review and country translations according to set procedures for regional or simple global study.

  • Work with project team to ensure the required documents and processes related to supply management are obtained.

  • Where appropriate provide support for importation logistics and document exchange to ensure smooth clinical supply transportation arrangements are agreed and set up.

  • Support maintenance of project specific clinical & ancillary supply logistics.

  • Interact with drug and ancillary supply distribution, IVRS/IRT and label translation vendors during the set up and maintenance of related logistics

Essential Job Duties:

  • Review, read and apply project specific plans for the Clinical and Ancillary supply component of assigned studies

  • Support Clinical and Ancillary supplies component at client and internal project meetings

  • Liaise with operational project team regarding local supply related project issues

  • Support Covance Clinical & Ancillary Supply team member/ PM regarding clinical supply related submission requirements

  • Attend ongoing training, project specific requirements and as may generally be required

  • Provide milestone information for incorporation into weekly analysis sheets

  • Perform administrative tasks required during study start up activities (e.g., word processing, assembly of study documents, mass mailings, filing, faxing/photocopying)

  • Understand and follow project specific and Covance policies and procedures

  • Communicate with the drug and ancillary supply vendors as applicable

  • Support importation logistics and document exchange to ensure smooth clinical supply transportation arrangements are agreed and set up.

  • Support drug supply labels development as applicable

  • Support coordination of ancillary supply logistics with various vendors or internal team

  • Assist with preparation of materials for formal client/industry presentations and for internal training assignments

  • Assist with entering data into spreadsheets when required

  • Conduct QC of documents as required by the process

  • Undertake literature and internet searches as required

  • Perform other duties as assigned by management



University/College degree (life science preferred), or certification in a related allied health profession from an appropriate accredited institution (e.g., nursing certification, medical or laboratory technology).

In lieu of the above requirement, candidates with a High School Diploma or equivalent AND a minimum of 2 years work experience in clinical research, including a strong working knowledge of the ICH guidelines and FDA, IRB/IEC regulations will be considered.

Prefered: 1 year Experience in Clinical Supply distribution/ GMP environment



  • Working knowledge of ICH, FDA, GMP and other applicable regulations/guidelines; familiarity with clinical supply related documents

  • Strong networking abilities and an ability/willingness to work with internal and external stakeholders across the globe

  • Good organizational and time management skills

  • Excellent communication / writing skills

  • Strong computer skills with an ability to access and leverage technology alternatives

  • Abilities to review/analyze relevant data so as to assist in building evidence-based clinical trial strategies

  • Self-motivation with the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines

  • Works well independently as well as in a team environment

  • Detail and process oriented

  • Positive attitude and approach

  • Multi-tasking capability

  • Ability to work independently

Job Number 2018-17116

Job Category Clinical Operations

Position Type Full-Time

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