• Quality Assurance Technical Specialist

    Job Location(s) US-WI-Madison
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    Quality Assurance Technical Specialist

    Thrive in a collaborative environment and advance your career


    Are you an organized person who can work independently and drive data integrity? Do you enjoy improving and optimizing processes? Do you have an interest in technical QA?



    If you are looking to grow your career while applying your leadership skills to support the quality of our computer systems and data integrity, consider joining Covance as a Quality Assurance (QA) Technical Specialist. In this role, you will manage global QA metrics and systems and create and maintain Global QA processes, including the Data Loss Prevention and the Test Site Assessment processes, as you:

    • Promote and adhere to compliance of EH&E policies
    • Act as a process excellence project lead for QA efforts while developing and coordinating processes to advance harmonization and consistency
    • Drive system compliance, data integrity, and process optimization
    • Support key auditing disciplines for regulatory and vendor audits and client visits
    • May act as the application administrator or subject matter expert for multiple global systems


    This position is office-based in Madison, WI.


    Working and thriving at Covance


    As part of the global QA team, you’ll work in our fast-paced environment and contribute to our client-centric solutions in one the world's largest and most comprehensive drug development services companies.



    We offer a competitive compensation package with medical and dental insurance, tuition reimbursement, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, along with short and long-term disability and life insurance.


    Why Quality Specialists choose to work at Covance


    • Join a global company with many opportunities for career growth
    • Make a direct impact in healthcare and the lives of patients
    • Partner with and learn from inspiring colleagues and industry leaders


    Why 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 lead exceptional people with diverse viewpoints. You’ll discover your own extraordinary potential as you drive strategy and build an even stronger organization with industry leaders from early development to the clinic and beyond. Through your everyday work and an energized purpose, you’ll advance science and impact the lives of countless individuals.

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


    Ready to join us? Let’s get started.



    • A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in science or a related field; a combination of education, training, and experience will be considered


    • At least 2 years of experience working in a similar position within a GxP regulated environment
    • Advanced skill in learning and working with computers and systems (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Minitab)
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively conduct training sessions; skilled in concise writing
    • Ability to effectively negotiate ideas and suggestions and drive process optimization and data integrity
    • Demonstrated organizational skills with a proven track record in problem resolution
    • Six Sigma greenbelt training is highly preferred as is experience working in the CRO/Pharma industry


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