Covance Study Coord IV in Chantilly, Virginia

Job Overview

Study Coordinator IV

Advance your career with a global leader

Do you appreciate the importance of collaboration? Do you have an interest in and a strong understanding of the drug development process? Do you have extensive experience with study coordination?

If you are looking to grow your career while applying your leadership, data review, and excellent communication and writing skills you should consider joining Covance as a Study Coordinator IV for our early development studies in Chantilly, VA. In this position, we’re looking for someone to accomplish several responsibilities, such as:

  • Drafts protocols, sample analysis outlines (SAOs), amendments and study schedules as appropriate, using proposal outline or client-supplied information.

  • Reviews study compliance against protocol, SOP, and regulatory agency guidelines.

  • Develops new report formats as needed, including client specific formatting.

  • Drives process improvement to increase the efficiency of daily/routine procedures, reporting methods, and departmental practices.

  • Serves as the primary contact in communication and interaction with other departments and clients as applicable.

  • Updates and maintains project tracking systems as appropriate. Provides input on new technologies, system changes, and enhancements.

  • Participates in and assists Study Director/Principal Investigator (SD/PI) with pre-initiation and other study related meetings, including scheduling and leading meetings as required.

  • Responsible for report preparation, including table and figure preparation. Compiles analytical information from laboratory groups.

  • Assists in interpreting and evaluating data for reports.

  • Maintains well documented, organized, and up-to-date study files including study schedule, protocol, and correspondence, as applicable.

  • Reviews QAU report audits and submits audit responses for approval as appropriate.

  • Reviews client comments and makes decisions, including appropriate study personnel as necessary, to ensure that all necessary report/raw data clarifications are completed.

  • Drives report productions through finalization, including archival of data as appropriate.

  • Prepares for, participates in and learns to host routine client visits.

  • Manages data transfer to clients as requested.

  • Monitors and schedules study phases in coordination with SD/PI.

  • Assists SD/PI in monitoring the financial status of ongoing studies, as appropriate.

  • Assists in development of departmental policies, procedures, and training manuals.

  • Develops an area of expertise within the department, serves as a resource by providing individual and group training and written instructions.

  • Backs up Study Coordination Supervisor by leading team meetings and taking minutes as appropriate.

This position is office based in our Chantilly, VA facility.

Why Study Coordinators choose to work at Covance

  • Join a global company for career development and growth opportunities

  • Identify unique solutions to make a direct impact in healthcare

  • Partner with and learn from compassionate colleagues and industry leaders

What we’re looking for

Study Coordinators are most successful at Covance with:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in science or a related field

  • At least 4 years of study coordinator experience

  • Knowledge of current regulatory standards

  • Pharmaceutical or CRO experience highly preferred

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

Why Covance

Bringing new medicines to market requires bold ideas. That’s why we empower our exceptional people with mentoring, in-depth training and tailored career planning. You’ll have the opportunity to own your career journey and develop alongside supportive, industry leaders who are passionate about your individual success. At Covance, you’ll discover your own extraordinary potential as you explore diverse projects and unique career paths across the drug development spectrum.

Join us and discover your energized purpose as we transform possibilities into reality for our clients—and your career.

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  1. Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in science.

  2. Experience may be substituted for education.

  3. Efficient use of word processing software, database, spreadsheet, and specialized software.

  4. Proficient in concise writing; writing should require little or no external review or edit.

  5. Adherence to grammar, punctuation, composition, and spelling according to company standard conventions.

  6. Experience on a variety of studies performed in the department and exposure to a diverse client base.

  7. Knowledge of regulatory agency guidelines.


  1. Four years of Study Coordinator or related experience.

  2. Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

  3. Excellent attention to detail.

  4. Efficient in prioritizing and managing time.

Job Number 2018-18745

Job Category Study Coordinator- Non Clinical

Position Type Full-Time

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