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Covance Project Manager - BioAnalysis in Harrogate, United Kingdom

Job Overview

Who we are and what we do:

Covance is a global, world-leading Life Sciences Contract Research Organisation that provides dedicated and fully comprehensive laboratory testing and drug development services to the pharmaceutical industry.

At Covance, we offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with talented colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career. We put our trust in science and in one another. This is your chance to become part of a team that helps to bring the miracles of medicine to market sooner, as Covance has helped pharmaceutical and biotech companies develop one-third of all prescriptions medicines in the market today.

The Role:

Our Northern UK site in Harrogate is currently recruiting for a Project Manager to join the Bioanalytical team. The division provides analytical solutions to leading pharmaceutical companies, throughout the discovery, non-clinical and clinical stages of drug development, enabling them to advance their molecules and make decisions faster. Our work helps our clients come one-step closer to providing new medicine to patients.

As the Project Manager, you will be pivotal in end-to-end management of client projects, acting as the central point of contact for the internal scientific team performing the analysis and the external client to ensure all requirements and deliverables are met in the specified time frame. You will successfully initiate, plan, execute, monitor and complete the projects, assisting with study costing and having accountability for financial oversight.

The Project Manager will collaborate with the Lead Scientist to ensure the projects are conducted in compliance with appropriate protocols, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and regulatory agency guidelines.

You will utilise excellent communication and leadership skills to liaise with internal and external project teams, departmental management and the client to ensure effective progress throughout the life cycle of a project.

What Covance can offer you:

  • Competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including health cover and contributory pension.

  • Unrivalled opportunities to develop a successful career in the scientific industry.

  • Unsurpassed career development opportunities.With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and an energized purpose, you will be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalized development planning.

  • Ability to work with a variety of different clients on wide ranging global projects.

  • Great North Yorkshire location.

Education / Qualifications

*The post holder will have relevant third level education and/or relevant Project Management Office experience.


  • Previous experience in a contract research, clinical or laboratory setting, including knowledge of GLP/GCP regulations would be favourable

*Proven ability to prioritise and manage time, in a dynamic environment

*The ability to get things done by influencing internal and external stakeholders.

*Commercial awareness, interpersonal and negotiating skills.

*Computing skills, including word processing and use of spreadsheets (e.g. Microsoft Office packages and Microsoft Project).

Job Number 2019-27917

Job Category Project Management

Position Type Full-Time

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