Covance Site Selection/Feasibility Assoc II in Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Job Overview

In recent years we have transformed our feasibility strategy and capabilities, which are now recognized as a differentiator for Covance. With our partner site network, data-driven feasibility and recruitment assets and analytics, superior start-up capabilities, and our patient engagement tools and networks, we have a strong foundation to target patient recruitment. Our unique approach delivers a meaningful difference to our clients.

This role is ideally suited to someone with a clinical operations background who enjoys managing projects. With a focus on collating, tracking and analysing data from multiple sources both internal and via external vendors, you will be responsible for recommending sites according to their suitability for specific studies across multiple countries.


  • Develop, in conjunction with the Global Feasibility Lead, the initial site list for feasibility and site identification

  • Full management of the Feasibility/Site identification process: survey development and programming, local resource training and management, management of site outreach process, creation of progress reports, site selection tool and decision making, customer interaction

  • Collaborate with Global Feasibility Leads to support collection of country and investigator feedback in the pre-award space; provide summary and analysis of results

  • Responsible for setup and conduct for feasibility/site identification studies according to timeline and quality standards and client expectations

  • Develop site lists according to the program or protocol:

  • Work closely with Global Feasibility Lead, strategy, and start up teams to understand optimal site profile

  • Evaluate the available sources of potential site information, and the pros and cons of each.

  • Manage timelines and any changes to the target site list requirements up until the site is fully identified and the target number of potential sites in each defined region and country is achieved.

  • Helping to facilitate identity matching by coordinating the triggers for master data management

  • Learn and utilize the data sources available for site performance data.

  • Learn about and contribute to the feasibility report and tables and graphs or data visualisations when needed.

  • Create electronic surveys using company software and produce any required standalone or topline surveys.

  • Independently performs literature and internet searches as required.

  • Masters and fully exploits all available data sources for site performance.

  • Trains and mentors other associates on core feasibility processes for all core feasibility tasks required of that role

  • Leads, participates in and contributes to process improvement or special projects

  • Lead or participate in internal planning meetings and contributes to client Kick Off Meetings and interim teleconferences.

  • Ensure accuracy and quality of survey driven data

  • Work with team to identify potential risks and out of scope activity; discusses contingency plans with stakeholders as appropriate.

  • Ensure site identification team in each country is entering and updating internal tracking tools.

  • Develop best practice for feasibility/site identification conduct.

  • Develop and deliver training of feasibility and site identification requirements/processes

  • Liaise with the global, cross-functional teams, inclusive of legal, start-up, clinical, country teams, and project management.

  • Participates in the development, implementation, and maintenance of systems.

  • Performs any other duties as assigned.

Education / Qualifications

Minimum Required:

  • Qualified candidate will have a BS in a related discipline or an Associate’s degree with equivalent work experience.


Minimum Required:

  • Previous experience of working within the drug development or healthcare industry, working in some capacity with data, related to investigators and/or clinical research institutions.

  • Other required work-related experiences: Knowledge of ICH/GCP guidelines.

  • Experience in protocol or site feasibility related to clinical research, in platforms used for protocol feasibility, site identification/selection with web based surveys and with master data management a plus.

Technical Requirements:

  • Strong computer skills, including strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, with a focus on Excel and other data capture and compilation tools

  • Experience with data manipulation, analysis, reporting and maintenance

  • Experience with investigator performance databases and CTMS advantageous

  • Proven written and verbal communication skills, with strengths in independently gathering/presenting data for promotions and/or strategy.

Job Number 2018-24173

Job Category Study Start Up

Position Type Full-Time

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