Research Associate

Job Location(s) US-MD-Gaithersburg
Job Number
Job Category
Position Type

Job Overview

Get ready to redefine what’s possible and discover your extraordinary potential at Covance. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to personally advance healthcare and make a difference in peoples’ lives with your bold ideas and unique point of view. With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and an energized purpose, you’ll be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalized development planning.


Join us as we speed the delivery of groundbreaking therapies and anticipate tomorrow’s drug development challenges, creating new possibilities for our clients—and your career.


The Research Associate will obtain information from sources identified by project managers including knowledgeable individuals inside and outside the firm, reference texts, on-line databases, and other and other primary and secondary research sources.



Responsibilities will include:


  • Supports the primary collection of data through development of data collection tools, interviews, assisting subjects with completion of data collection forms, and/or data entry.
  • Supports functions of other firm practices by providing research into analysis of issues raised by internal project teams.
  • Assists in using information and data to prepare specific findings and recommendations.
  • May draft written memos, correspondence, and specific portions of reports including graphs, tables, illustrations, and text.
  • Organizes materials prepared during engagement and maintains files of work papers for future access.
  • May conduct preliminary analysis of research and data under supervision.
  • Participates in the internal evaluation of engagement, including review of original workplan, budget, individual assignments, client response and potential for future work.
  • Works with project teams on joint projects or in times of high demand for the services of the company.
  • Directly interact with or directly support external clients.
  • Travel up to 15%.


Minimum Required: Undergraduate degree in business administration, public health,

public policy, management, statistics, clinical science, health services research, health economics,

or other relevant discipline from and outstanding program at a distinguished university.


  • Although previous full-time work experience is not required, the Associate generally will have had part-time or summer employment in the health care field, consulting, or graduate work, with experience as a research assistant or comparable role.
  • Strong communication, organization, and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in various software programs, including Excel, MS Word and PowerPoint preferred.
  • Knowledge of secondary data/information resources and search strategies.
  • Works effectively in a team environment.
  • Collaborates and works with peers to accomplish tasks assigned.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed

Tell Us About Yourself

Not ready to apply? Connect with us to join our talent community.