Global Study Manager - Oncology

Covance Inc Located in: Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania
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Global Study Manager - Oncology

Play a pivotal role in the drug development process


Are you 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 projects and excel 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 at Covance as a Global Study Manager - Oncology for our Central Laboratory Services (CLS). This is a permanent, full time position, based in Springhouse, PA, just outside of Philadelphia.


In this leadership role, you are the key contact and subject matter expert with one of our top clients. You will provide pre-study consultation to our client on early phase Oncology projects. Once the project begins, you will then serve as the primary liaison between the internal study team and the client, working onsite with the client directly. You will combine a solid understanding of protocol specifics and study feasibility to ensure successful study management and provision of extraordinary customer service.

In this position, you will:

  • Lead a portfolio of global, high-complexity Oncology studies
  • Review clinical protocols to ensure feasibility
  • Make recommendations based on best practices and overall study efficiency
  • Monitor budgets and facilitate budget management processes and issue resolution including logistical consultation and study design considerations
  • Facilitate contracting process as required to ensure timely execution of work orders and change orders
  • Evaluate unique needs/services required for protocol and initiate proper requests
  • Proactively anticipate study needs and required activities
  • Facilitate key science meetings to resolve issues or discuss new methods
  • Display strong leadership to ensure productive interactions between study team members and to provide seamless study delivery to the client
  • Provide project management oversight facilitating communication and focusing on key client deliverables through enhanced budget, risk, and milestone management
  • Perform review of SOW to ensure quality implementation of client specifics and requirements
  • Share knowledge related to oncology and early phase clinical trial conduct with Covance team members (includes mentoring, training, etc.)
  • Ensure that all customer expectations are documented and acted upon in compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Be accountable for the implementation, monitoring and reporting of performance metrics
  • Adapt and thrive in an environment with dynamic timelines and priorities

What we’re looking for in you:

You have a scientific background, knowledge of clinical trial processes, and you excel in project management processes. Do you have the following education and experience?

  • 5+ years of experience in the Drug Development or Medical Industry
  • Experience with early phase clinical trials and/or oncology trials is preferred
  • BS/BA four (4) year degree (or equivalent) in medical, technical or laboratory related science
  • Demonstrated strong customer service skills and client expertise
  • Excellent written, verbal, and strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong planning, organizational, negotiation and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated a high degree of initiative and ability to work collaboratively

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."

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.

  • BS/BA four (4) year degree (or equivalent) in medical, technical or laboratory related science
  • Demonstrated strong customer service skills and client expertise.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong planning, organizational, negotiation and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated a high degree of initiative and ability to work collaboratively.
  • Fluent in English
  • 5+ years of experience in the drug development or medical industry
  • Experience with early phase clinical trials and/or oncology trials
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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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Management / Supervisory
  Clinical Research / Affairs,  R&D / Science,  Medical Affairs
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