Covance Drug Development Leader in Harrogate, United Kingdom

Job Overview

Get ready to redefine what’s possible and discover your extraordinary potential at Covance. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to personally advance healthcare and make a difference in peoples’ lives with your bold ideas and unique point of view. With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and an energized purpose, you’ll be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalized development planning.

We have a great opportunity for a Drug Development Leader to join our team in Harrogate UK . As an expert in drug development, you will provide our clients with consultancy and advisory services to help them develop their compound(s) in an efficient and timely manner. You will provide scientific leadership and direction to the internal Covance Drug Development Team[s].

We are looking for a dynamic individual who has a proven track record in the early phases of the drug development process and in enabling progression into clinical trials.You will have in depth knowledge in your field of expertise and a good understanding of the regulatory requirements to support the development of a wide variety of different types of molecules for different therapeutic indications. A knowledge of immunology and development of biopharmaceuticals is desirable.

Covance's work in developing new therapeutics has an incredible impact on the lives of millions worldwide. Be a part of this life-saving work.

This role:

  • Provides clients with a consultancy and advisory service for the drug development process in general, and field[s] of expertise in particular

  • Increases Early Development revenue by providing the scientific and programmatic expertise needed to attract integrated development programs, and consultancy services in field[s] of expertise as appropriate

  • Leads development team[s] within Covance that include experts representing essential areas for the client’s development needs. Examples of development team members include Safety Assessment, BioPharmCMC, DMPK, Biomarkers, regulatory affairs and clinical development.

  • Provides the Commercial Organization with scientific and drug development knowledge and field sales support. This includes assisting in the development of marketing materials and client presentations

  • Works to improve the profile of Covance through attendance and presentation at scientific symposia.

What we’re looking for in you:

  • 12-15 years scientific expertise demonstrated in the pharmaceutical industry, specifically related to the drug development process, with an emphasis on biopharmaceuticals and/or pharmaceuticals development

  • 5+ years representing a functional area, such as Toxicology, BioPharmCMC, or ADME on molecule development teams

  • An up to date awareness of ICH and regional Regulatory Guidelines as well as industry trends is essential

  • PhD in an appropriate scientific discipline; additional advanced degree is helpful.

  • Background and training in toxicology, immunology, vaccines, BioCMC or DMPK is required.

  • Demonstrated ability to get work done through influencing others.

  • Strong interpersonal skills (including teamwork, negotiation, communication, presentation)

  • Works independently, often under pressure

  • Personal initiative

Why People choose to work at Covance

"At Covance, it’s our people that make us great – it’s what our clients, our partners and, most importantly, what our employees say. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to work with extraordinary people with diverse viewpoints. You’ll discover your own outstanding potential as we build an even stronger organization with industry leaders from early development to the clinic and beyond. We help our clients develop medicines that improve health and improve lives of their family and friends."

Education / Qualifications

PhD in an appropriate scientific discipline; additional advanced degree is helpful.

Background and training in toxicology, immunology, vaccines, BioCMC or DMPK is required.

Demonstrated ability to get work done through influencing others.

Strong interpersonal skills (including teamwork, negotiation, communication, presentation)

Works independently, often under pressure

Personal initiative

Experience

12-15 years scientific expertise demonstrated in the pharmaceutical industry, specifically related to the drug development process, with an emphasis on biopharmaceuticals and/or pharmaceuticals development

5+ years representing a functional area, such as Toxicology, BioPharmCMC, or ADME on molecule development teams

An up to date awareness of ICH and regional Regulatory Guidelines as well as industry trends is essential

Job Number 2018-24166

Job Category Scientific Advanced

Position Type Full-Time

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