Covance Start-up Associate in Sydney, Australia

Job Overview

Are you an exceptional Clinical Trial Coordinator or Clinical Trial Administrator based in Sydney, Australia that is looking to broaden their expertise into Study Start Up (SSU) and would also like to experience working at a client site while remaining an employee of Covance?

Our Flexible Solutions SSU Specialists provide clerical support to the clinical project teams. Based at the client site you will enjoy the best of both worlds, working for a major pharmaceutical giant while being enployed by Covance.

SSU Specialists will:

  • Set up and maintain clinical investigator files and documentation

  • Prepare study-related documents and other materials for delivery to archives, at appropriate intervals

  • Prepare investigator budget payments and tracking systems; generate tracking reports as assigned

  • Prepare monitoring visit documentation for Clinical Research Assistants and above, as requested by supervisor

  • Data entry and maintenance of selected study tracking data

  • Assist with coordinating vendors

  • Organize/prepare for client meetings/teleconferences

  • Assist/prepare for client or internal audits

  • Provide telephone coverage and related support duties

  • Perform other administrative duties as assigned by management

Covance Australia is committed to providing employees the freedom to grow careers across all phases and areas of clinical trial operations as well as provide regular support to develop your experience even when you are based at a client site.

About Covance:

Covance is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive drug development services companies, with more than 13,000 employees in 60 countries. We began operations Asia Pacific in 1988 and today have more than 1000 employees in 14 countries across the region. Covance has helped pharmaceutical and biotech companies develop one-third of all prescription medicines in the market today.

Why Covance?

At Covance, you will join like-minded collaborative professionals who, together, build our reputation as one of the world's largest and most respected contract research organizations. In choosing Covance, you will be part of a dedicated team that makes a difference in helping to deliver life-saving and life-enhancing medicines to people around the world.

Discover your potential in a company that truly invests in you. Talk to us to learn more and explore your career. Apply online today.


  • University/College degree (life science preferred), or certification in a related allied health profession from an appropriate accredited institution (e.g., nursing certification, medical or laboratory technology)


  • Good organizational and time management skills, excellent communication / writing skills

  • Working knowledge of ICH, FDA, IRB/IEC and other applicable regulations/guidelines; familiarity with investigator start-up documents; previous interaction with operational project teams and investigative sites

  • Strong networking abilities and an ability/willingness to work with internal and external stakeholders across the globe

  • Self-motivation with the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines

  • Works well independently as well as in a team environment

  • Detail and process oriented

  • Computer proficiency (Word, excel and Internet skills)

  • Flexible and adaptable to working environment

Job Number 2018-19315

Job Category Clinical Operations

Position Type Full-Time

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