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Clinical Research Associate
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Covance is hiring a Microbiology Manager to lead their global team in Indianapolis, IN!


Great oppotunity to grow your career with an industry leader!


The Department Manager - Microbiology will oversee day-to-day operations and on-time delivery of testing services of the Microbiology Department. As a Laboratory Manager and Leader, you will:

o Provide managerial leadership to the local department staff;

o Provide managerial leadership to the local Microbiology staff for  validations and transition to production; 

Communicate the goals and strategy of CCLS, the lab and the department;

o Manage all day-to-day delivery of testing services of the local department;

o Ensure testing quality and on-time delivery of testing services;

o Manage all non-production activities and obligations of the local department;

o Provide support, as required, to the Global Director and assists in the fulfillment of his/her responsibilities;

o Ensure that an adequate number of trained and competent staff is available to match the workload requirements of the department.

o Be responsible for ensuring client satisfaction;

o Participate in and supports client visits, audits and inquiries to ensure complete fulfillment of requests and interests. The Laboratory Manager will also: o Ensure quality and timely delivery of both production and non-production activities; o Monitor and reports performance and results against targets and global standards; o Ensure regulatory compliance within the local department;

o 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. o Coordinate departmental activities in support of other functional areas; o Assist director in the establishment of globally consistent production standards; o Support process improvement initiatives. o Recruit, train, develop and retain sufficient supervisory resources for the effective oversight of the local department operations; o Convert volume forecasts into specific personnel resource needs and works with the department director (or local associate director) and senior director operations to secure necessary and appropriate personnel in a timely manner; o Plan, schedule and monitor the technical training and development of local departmental staff; o Ensure an adequate level of appropriately trained staff is available and effectively assigned to meet the production and non-production requirements of the local department; o Evaluate personnel performance with the support of appropriate supervisors; o Be responsible for engaging staff and creating an attractive work environment. Because of our passion and drive, Covance attracts the kind of people whose contribution has resulted in our exceptional growth. Once a part of our talented team, our employees stay at Covance to work in an environment that encourages career development, allows them to work alongside respected colleagues on challenging projects and provides a diverse global culture.


o Requires BS degree in Biology, Chemistry or other Life Science; or Medical Technology degree. o Prefer professional certification (ASCP) in area(s) of expertise. o Fluent in English; Command of French is a plus.



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


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