Section Head - Clinical Sciences
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
6d ago

Job Overview :

Are you looking for your next management role?

Do you have experience of working within a scientific, operational environment?

Do you want the opportunity to work for a global organisation who strive to make a difference to people’s everyday lives by bringing essential products to the market?

As one of the world’s premier Contract Research Organisations, Covances mission is to help build a healthier and safer world by providing research services for a multitude of organizations.

The Section Head of Clinical Sciences is responsible for the day to day management of the laboratory support team who undertake routine Clinical Sciences analysis and provide technical support for all other laboratory related activities at our site at Alconbury, Cambridgeshire.

Regularly review strategy applied to allocation of resources and offer suggestions for improvement. Consider skills needed within laboratory team in line with client's requirements and make appropriate suggestions for change.

The role has line management responsibility and the position holder is responsible for supporting, mentoring and developing all those in their section.

Act as a key contact for internal customers regarding Clinical Sciences analysis and data and sample management.

Main responsibilities will include :

  • Schedule, plan and allocate the routine analytical workload to the laboratory support team ensuring all analyses are completed in a timely manner.
  • Work with the other Section Heads to schedule, plan and allocate resource to all laboratory support activities including reagent preparation and equipment calibration.
  • Ensure all work generated by the analytical team complies with regulatory requirements, SOPs, methods and Protocols and the data is provided for review and approval in a timely manner.
  • Take a role in sourcing, new technology and oversee its validation and implementation.
  • Ensure the compliance of the laboratory is maintained including equipment and service schedules and records, non-study specific records, controlled forms.
  • Represent the Company at external meetings.
  • Assist in hosting tours of the department, assist in Sponsor and regulatory audits.
  • Schedule the analysis of External Quality Assessment samples and ensure results are provided for scientific review in a timely manner in order for submission to the external bodies in the required timeframes.
  • If you have worked within a client-facing environment with a proven track record of managing teams and are looking to work within a supportive environment with the opportunity for development and progression then we would like to hear from you!

    Education / Qualifications :

  • Degree level or equivalent in a Science related subject
  • Experience :

  • Previous team leader and operational experience
  • Experience of scheduling and planning for simultanious studies
  • Would suit someone from a Clinical Pathology, Biochemistry background
  • Some expereince of working in a regulated environment
  • Apply
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