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Covance Technical Liaison in Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Overview:

Covance by Labcorp is looking for Technical Liaison to support join our Safety Testing department.

Responsibilities include:

♦Coordinate new project start-up and modification activities.

  • Review project specifications for content related to specific department.

  • Ensure protocol review corresponds with project specification sheet details, as related to specific department.

  • Communicate any issues with Project Manager and Team Manager as required. Invite feedback and input. Coordinate with department and Medical Affairs.

  • Review specification sheets when solicited.

  • With project team members (PM, TA, TM), develop solutions, resolve issues and approve internal database loading/design plan.

  • Serve as accountable resource upon solicitation by team members.

  • Utilize Microsoft Office applications to design customized project documents.

  • Customize workflow for projects as needed.

♦ Test development and validation. (Responsible for validations as assigned).

  • Write validation plan and complete familiarization phase.

  • Perform test validations.

  • Write validation report.

  • Write Technical SOP.

  • Create QC material as required by validation.

♦ As scientific expert, identifies opportunities for peer reviewed scientific presentations. Writes abstracts and presents data.

♦ Demonstrates technical expertise by supporting Sales with presentations to customers if requested.

♦ Identify and capture opportunities to protect Covance’s intellectual property.

♦ Ongoing project coordination including global functions.

  • Communicate with Technical Manager, VP Medical Affairs, and Project Manager to resolve issues not addressed proactively during project development.

  • Modify customized documents as needed.

  • Communicate with Data Managers to assist with resolving data transmission issues; perform data revisions as needed.

  • Define unique supplies and order supplies unique to the project.

  • Serve as global protocol/project laboratory expert/resource.

♦ Coordinate with IT&S on new project start-ups, new instrumentation start-ups, or instrumentation interface as needed.

♦ Interact with WLOS regarding testing selection of test codes (including use or need of new test codes), reflexes, calculations, administrative questions (AD), procedures, and Antrim or Zavacor issues.

♦ Serve as a technical reference to facilitate project testing and QC requirements, analyzing problems and proposing solutions.

♦ During initial project start-up, serve as resource to resolve issues with procurement, and communication with Investigator Services.

♦ Participate in continuing education program with presentation to departmental staff, laboratory staff, or across the organization as required.

♦ Serves as a technical expert in designated areas of responsibility, responding to questions from inside and outside the department.

♦ Submit monthly reports to direct supervisor.

♦ Attend functional team meetings as needed/requested.

♦ Contributes to maintaining a high level of safety awareness.

♦ Be an equal responsible party for departmental regulatory compliance.

♦ Perform Senior Technologist duties as required.

♦ Expand the sphere of influence and/or elevate the level of interaction for the department through service on multi-disciplinary committees, projects, and other initiatives as assigned.

♦ Share responsibility with management for promoting similarity in processes for our global laboratories in terms of test methods, database structures, and administration of operations.

♦ Research scientific literature and write technical letters for sponsors.

♦ Participate in conference calls with or in lieu of Manager/Director with Project Managers, sponsors, and other customers.

♦ Design, implement, and report special off-line studies from sponsors.

♦ Other duties as assigned.


Individual must qualify as testing personnel under the following CLIA 1988 and New York State Department of Health requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology or Clinical Laboratory Science or other life science with completion of at least a 12-month training program in Medical Technology.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical or biological science from an accredited college or university and one year training and/or experience in the specialty in which testing is to be performed. Such training must be equivalent to that received in a school of Medical Technology.


  • 90 semester hours from an accredited institution that include the following:

1) 16 semester hours of biology courses, which are pertinent to the medical sciences

2) 16 semester hours of chemistry (at least 6 semester hours of Inorganic Chemistry)

3) 3 semester hours of math • Completed an accredited clinical laboratory training program, or one year documented laboratory training or experience in the specialty that testing is to be performed.


  • Associate’s degree in medical laboratory technology


  • Individual must have 3 or more years of Covance Laboratory experience performing clinical laboratory testing or experience in performing clinical laboratory testing judged as equivalent.

  • Individual must have outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

  • Individual is expected to have and maintain professional credentials.

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.