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Covance Study Director - Toxicology in Somerset, New Jersey

Job Overview:

Are you passionate about advancing your career while making a difference in patients’ lives?

Are you looking for an exciting career with room for growth within a supportive team?

If you answered yes to these, we’d like you to consider joining Covance as a Study Director! We’re looking for someone with the drive to take on the responsibilities of planning, designing, and leading a team in the execution of studies that generate high‑quality scientific results in support of the development of life-saving medications.

In this role, you will:

  • Develop protocols and ensure that said protocols, including any changes, are approved and in compliance with appropriate standard operating procedures (SOPs), Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), and regulatory agency guidelines.

  • Monitor the progress and status of assigned studies, ensuring that all experimental data are accurately recorded and verified.

  • Direct the preparation of reports, while ensuring compliance with protocol and regulatory requirements, and submit reports to clients.

  • Practice project management skills.

  • Interface with sponsors developing cutting edge medications.

  • Partner with, and learn from, supportive colleagues and industry leaders.


At Covance, you’ll work in a fast-paced environment and will continue to grow thanks to our learning-based culture. Your background will be put to work as you help in the advancement of healthcare and contribute to the world's largest and most comprehensive drug development services companies.

Covance offers a competitive compensation package, with medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan (and a generous company match!), an employee stock purchase plan, and short‑ and long‑term disability and life insurance.


To qualify for this role, we’d like you to have:

  • PhD in toxicology or related field preferred, BSc or MSc or equivalent degree in toxicology or related field.

  • Skills in performing scientific presentations and preparing scientific publications.

  • A focus on customer service.

  • Project management experience.


Beyond excellent compensation and benefits as a Study Director, joining Covance opens the door to many career opportunities because you’ll be working for a company that truly invests in you!


PhD in toxicology or related subject, DVM or equivalent degree is preferred. BSc or equivalent or MSc required. Experience may be substituted for education

Experience:Minimum Required:

  • Zero to two years of related experience.

  • The job holder will have been fully competent at 111 grade, or have the equivalent skill set and have developed skills and competencies in the basic study types.

  • Skilled in performing scientific presentations and preparing scientific publications.

  • Experience may have been gained in study directing within the department in question or within a similar role external to Covance.

  • Experience of client management and technical expertise in the relevant business line.

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