Covance Data Support Specialist BioA in Chantilly, Virginia

Job Overview

Do you enjoy reviewing and interpreting data? Then do you like communicating and explaining that data others? If so – please continue reading about our Data Support Specialist position in our BioA group in Chantilly, VA.

As the Data Support Specialist you will review laboratory operations data, review SOPS and regulatory documents to ensure quality standards are met. Then you will help interpret that data to our internal customers.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Reviews laboratory operations data, SOPs, and other study-related guidance documents to ensure quality standards are met and to verify conformance to applicable SOP, regulatory documents, and overall client objectives.

  • Assists internal customers with interpretation and understanding of all regulatory information including (e.g. GLPs), SOP requirements, and other guidance documents, as applicable.

  • Maintains and seeks to expand a strong working knowledge of all regulations and applies that knowledge to data review tasks.

  • Communicates regularly with internal laboratory operations personnel, scientific personnel, and management to effectively handle the quality review workload and timelines.

  • Collects error tracking data for data reviewed and follows up with respondents, management, quality assurance, and others, if necessary, to ensure immediate resolution and to maintain and enhance data quality.

  • Identifies and recommends procedural modifications in support of process improvements.

  • Mentors less experiences staff and assists with the training of new quality review staff.

Thrive personally and professionally at Covance

Working at Covance, you’ll continue to grow in our learning-based culture so you’ll know how to expertly respond and adapt as the industry continues to evolve. Here, you’ll put your education to work as you play a meaningful role in advancing healthcare.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package. This includes 21 days of personal time off, 7 paid holidays, medical and dental insurance as well as tuition reimbursement, a 401(k) plan with a strong company match, along with short and long-term disability and life insurance. Did we mention 21 days of PTO?


  • Bachelor of Science/Arts (BS/BA) degree in chemistry, biology, biotechnology or related discipline. (Applicable experience may be substituted for education. Three (3) years of previous related experience may be substituted for BS/BA degree)

  • Working knowledge of GLPs

  • Excellent attention to detail with strong organizational skills

  • Efficient in prioritizing and managing time

  • Ability to work under deadline pressure

  • Proven ability to interact effectively with internal customers

  • Ability to efficiently us basic software (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


  • Two (2) years of laboratory, data review, or related experience required, including familiarity with laboratory processes and data.

Job Number 2018-20293

Job Category Other

Position Type Full-Time

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