Study Coordination Supervisor - Safety Assessment / Harrogate, UK

Otley Road
Harrogate, NYK HG3 1PY
United Kingdom

Employment Type
Work Schedule

Job Description
COVANCE is a leading global drug development services company and we provide support to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries.

Covance, a leading global drug development services company, is looking for a Study Coordination Supervisor to join the Safety Assessment team based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

The Supervisor III, Study Coordination – Safety Assessment is responsible for the team of coordinators undertaking specific tasks in support of Safety Assessment (SA) Study Directors.

The role primarily encompasses management of the Safety Assessment Study Coordinator team (and will include the management of the training, development and daily work activities of these individuals) as well as undertaking the daily functions associated with Study Coordination. General assistance to Study Directors will be an essential part of the role and additional non study specific support may be given to key clients. Additional daily duties will include support of other functions within Safety Assessment Scientific Support.

The individual has a responsibility to conduct all work (and ensure all work conducted under their management) is in compliance with the appropriate SOPs, GLPs, Home Office License requirements and regulatory agency guidelines.

 The Supervisor will also undertake specific tasks as directed by management which are not outlined in this job description.


Staff Development/Performance Management

Full range of recruitment duties
Ensure new recruits have appropriate training, development and review plans
Works with training and mentoring staff to plan and ensure sufficient training and development of team members; review training records periodically
Ensure each team member has an appropriate individual development plan
Responsible for Employee Engagement
Full range of performance management duties; ensure each team member receives constructive feedback throughout the year and during the formal PMD process
Full range of salary administration duties
Hold regular 1-2-1 meetings with each team member
Hold regular planning meetings
Hold regular team (building) meetings
Authorize time off and overtime, as applicable
Schedules projects and personnel so that deadlines and financial budgets are met
Workload Management

Monitor team capacity
Learn to manage the workload of the Study Coordination team and understand priorities
Summarize and report individual and team activities to management
Familiar with cost metrics for study coordination 
Study Coordination Tasks

Oversee tasks associated with Study Coordination
Undertake Study Coordination tasks as required
Support Study Directors with Client visits
Act as a key contact with Global Study Coordinators General Management
Ensure all work in the team is conducted in compliance with the appropriate SOPs, GLPs, Home Office License requirements and regulatory agency guidelines, as necessary. Monitor and manage quality of work within the team and provide simple measures of performance to the Safety Assessment Leadership Team
Review procedures followed by the Study Coordination Group; initiate and update SOPs and standard forms, propose changes to P&Ps and introduce new documentation as necessary and assist with the review of procedures followed by the Study Director Group
For all activities the Supervisor will consult relevant experts as appropriate
Support the implementation of process improvements within Study Coordination and across Safety Assessment
Provide training to other Safety Assessment Science staff as required
Provide backup support for other functions within Scientific Support if required
Learns and implements departmental policies, procedures and training manuals
Performs other related duties as assigned
Education / Qualifications

 BSc degree in related science field.


At least 5 years of experience in toxicology. Experience may be substituted for education.
Supervisory experience and/or formal leadership training recommended.
Employer Contact Information
Anna Pietrzak
Otley Road
Harrogate NYK HG3 1PY
United Kingdom
Covance Anna Pietrzak

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