Systems Specialist- Clinical Pathology

Covance Inc Located in: Madison,  Wisconsin
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Covance is developing a new strategic service line – Immunology & Immunotoxicology (I&I) and we are looking for a Computer System Validation (CSV) Specialist with at least 2 years of life sciences experience for our Madison, WI site. The I&I group of Covance is developing so that in the next 10 years, we will be the leader in early phase drug development. 

This is a skilled technical role in the Global I&I group and requires a significant understanding of the science, technical assay development and pharmaceutical regulatory framework.


As the CSV Specialist... you will have working knowledge of the instrumentation and work closely with scientific staff to validate according to regulatory compliance and the needs of the global I&I group. 

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for instrument validations within Global I&I in accordance with current Covance guidelines. 
  • Partner with Global Business Technology (GBT) Computer Systems Validation (CSV)team to ensure current guidelines are met in system validations.
  • Coordinate the evaluation and recommendations of new instrumentation across Global I&I to ensure alignment of technologies where possible.
  • Point of Contact with relevant companies to obtain details on goods/equipment as required. 
  • Responsible for introduction, implementation and continuing compliance of any instrumentation when required.
  • Assist in the introduction of new techniques, methodologies and relevant procedures in collaboration with the Senior Technical Specialists where required.
  • Ensure the Systems Inventory is up to date at all times.
  • System Life Cycle Documentation
  • Provide, analyse, interpret, report and discuss technical data generated by Clinical Pathology.
  • Have a clear understanding of GLP/GCP/SOP’s and their implications for CPS, and to work in strict accordance with them at all times. 
  • Recommend, implement and report upon cost saving initiatives for processes under jobholder’s local control.To comply with company and departmental safety regulations at all times.


Why choose to work at Covance

  • Make a direct impact in the lives of patients
  • Access to a variety of studies and top-notch laboratory instrumentation
  • Partner with and learn from supportive colleagues and industry leaders
  • Open up new opportunities for career growth related to scientific and regulatory leadership


Thrive personally and professionally at Covance

Working at Covance, you’ll continue to grow in our learning-based culture so you’ll know how to expertly respond and adapt as the industry continues to evolve. Here, you’ll put your education to work as you play a meaningful role in advancing healthcare.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package. This includes 21 days of personal time off, 7 paid holidays, medical and dental insurance as well as tuition reimbursement, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, along with short and long-term disability and life insurance.

Minimum Required:

No formal qualification required

Minimum Required:

  • The post-holder should be a competent scientist, able to employ the full range of techniques and instrumentation applicable to Clinical Pathology Services.
  • A minimum of 4 years experience. Excellent scientific knowledge of analytical techniques, good interpersonal and organisational skills are required.
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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
  Clinical Research / Affairs
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