• Manager, Clinical Microbiology (Sign on Bonus/Relocation)

    Job Location(s) US-IN-Indianapolis | US-Nationwide | US-OH-Cincinnati | US-IL-Chicago | US-OH-Columbus
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  • Job Overview

    Manager, Clinical Microbiology

    Play a pivotal role in drug development and advance your career


    Are you interested in making a positive impact on global health through your everyday work? Are you passionate about advancing your career while making a difference in patients’ lives? Do you love to lead a team and thrive 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 Clinical Microbiology Manager in our Central Laboratory. This is a permanent, full time position, based in our Indianapolis facility. 


    As a Manager of Clinical Microbiology, you will lead a team of 3 supervisors and a total of 36 staff members. You will handle the day-to-day operations and on-time delivery of testing services of the Microbiology Department. You will:

    • Provide managerial leadership to the local department staff
    • Provide managerial leadership to the local Microbiology staff for validations and transition to production
    • Communicate the goals and strategy of Covance Central Laboratory Services (CCLS), the lab and the department
    • Manage all day-to-day delivery of testing services of the local department
    • Ensure testing quality and on-time delivery of testing services
    • Manage all non-production activities and obligations of the local department;
    • Provide support, as required, to the Global Director and assists in the fulfillment of his/her responsibilities
    • Ensure that an adequate number of trained and competent staff is available to match the workload requirements of the department
    • Be responsible for ensuring client satisfaction
    • Participate in and supports client visits, audits and inquiries to ensure complete fulfillment of requests and interests
    • Be responsible for the departmental Quality Management Program and for on-time responses to quality issues (clients and internal audits, internal and external quality controls…) as required
    • Recruit, train, develop and retain sufficient supervisory resources for the effective oversight of the local department operations

    What we’re looking for in you:

    Do you have the following education and experience?

    • BS degree in Biology, Chemistry or other Life Science; or Medical Technology degree is required
    • Professional certification (ASCP) in area(s) of expertise is preferred
    • 6 years of experience in a Clinical Microbiology laboratory following clinical training is required
    • 2 years supervisory or management experience in a clinical laboratory environment is required
    • Fluent in English; Command of French is a plus

    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 degree in Biology, Chemistry or other Life Science; or Medical Technology degree required. 
    • Professional certification (ASCP) in area(s) of expertise preferred.
    • Fluent in English; Command of French is a plus.


    • 6 years experience in a Clinical Microbiology laboratory following clinical training
    • 2 years supervisory or management experience in a clinical laboratory environment. 


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