Laboratory Supervisor - Medical Technology

Covance Inc Located in: Los Angelos,  California
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Play a pivotal role in the drug development process and advance your career


Are you a California licensed Clinical Laboratory Laboratory Scientist interested in making an impact through your everyday work? Are you passionate about advancing your career while making a difference in patients’ lives? Do you love to lead and mentor teams and thrive in a dynamic, high-paced environment?


If you said yes to these questions and you are looking for a place where you can explore a multitude of career paths across the drug development spectrum, consider working as a Laboratory Supervisor - Medical Technology within Covance's Central Laboratory Services. This is a permanent, full time position based in our Los Angeles laboratory.


Working as a Laboratory Supervisor you will direct a team of Histotechnologists and laboratory technologists working with anatomic pathology and histology specimens collected during clinical trials (typically within oncology). You will lead the technical and operational aspects of the laboratory and collaborate with study sponsors/clients. You will also assure high quality services and timely performance of both production and non-production laboratory activities.

In this position, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Lead a team of approximately 5-10 Histotechnologists and laboratory technologists
  • Supervise the day to day activities of the departmental employees.
  • Directly monitor the quality of testing services provided by employees under his/her supervision.
  • Schedule department personnel appropriately to match the demands of the daily workflow with in the supervised area.
  • Provide direct supervision to employees, including assignments, technical and behavioral performance counseling, and troubleshooting.
  • Report performance and results against targets and global standards.
  • Ensure high quality, timely performance, and regulatory compliance.
  • Communicate all standards, guidelines and information to the supervised staff.
  • Ensure on-time delivery of performance reports (PT, QC/PM, Internal and External QC) and responses to inquiries from other functional areas.
  • Participate in and support client visits, audits and inquiries, as necessary, to ensure complete fulfillment of requests and interests.
  • Recruit, train, and contribute to retention efforts of employees.
  • Conduct technical training and development of staff and conduct employee performance evaluations.
  • Support the departmental manager in assessing and meeting the resource needs.

What we’re looking for in you:

You enjoy leading and developing teams to deliver quality laboratory services. You are experienced working with anatomic pathology and histopathology specimens. Do these and the following statements sound like knowledge and experience that you can bring to Covance?

  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or other life Science plus 1 year clinical testing experience; or Medical Technology degree
  • California Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) license is required
  • Minimum of 6 years of laboratory experience (post training) is required
  • Professional certification (ASCP, AABB, or other) in area(s) of expertise is preferred
  • Prior supervisory or management experience is a plus

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 exceptional people with diverse viewpoints. You’ll discover your own extraordinary potential as we build an even stronger organization with industry leaders from early development to the clinic and beyond."

Get to know Covance

Covance, the drug development business of LabCorp, is the world’s most comprehensive drug development services company. Because of our broad experience, from early research to commercialization, our more than 20,000 employees from across the globe are in a unique position to supply insights that go above and beyond testing. Our team’s impact on healthcare is remarkable. Through their everyday work they’ve supported 100% of the top 50 drugs on the market and all the oncology drugs approved in 2016. Even though we span multiple businesses, we operate as one, sharing our knowledge to improve our efficiency and deliver on the promise of a healthier world.


The Covance team is driven by an energized purpose to improve health and improve lives across the globe. Here, you’ll work alongside exceptional people who each play an important role in bringing new scientific discoveries and therapeutic area advancements to life. And, because we span the drug development spectrum, you’ll directly impact a wide-range of initiatives as you explore unique career paths and discover your extraordinary potential.


Get ready to make a difference as we speed the delivery of groundbreaking therapies and improve lives of countless individuals.

EEO Statement

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or other life Science plus 1 year clinical testing experience; or Medical Technology degree
  • California Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) license is required
  • Professional certification (ASCP, AABB, or other) in area(s) of expertise is preferred 
  • Minimum of 6 years of laboratory experience (post training) is required
  • Prior supervisory or management experience is a plus


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Covance Inc. is proud to be the only drug development company with a full range of research and development services—from lead optimization, to commercialization and life cycle management. Covance, headquartered in Princeton, NJ, is the drug development business of LabCorp with global operations in more than 30 countries.


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Experienced - Not Management
  Medical Technologist
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