Covance Supervisor- Sample Management in Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Overview

To supervise operational staff responsible sample management responsibilities. All activities are conducted in compliance with appropriate SOPs and regulatory agency guidelines.

  • Schedules staff and assigns resources.

  • Prepares technical reports for clients, as appropriate.

  • Identifies resource needs, develops purchasing plans, and coordinates installation and maintenance of freezers and space, as applicable.

  • Reviews data, as applicable.

  • Reviews cost estimates; compiles and provides revenue and forecast information to appropriate Covance staff, as applicable.

  • Assures staff compliance to SOPs and other regulatory agency guidelines.

  • Develops appropriate training plans and ensures staff are trained.

  • Performs general human resources responsibilities, including recruitment activities, performance evaluations, and progressive discipline. Provides guidance to other supervisory staff regarding these responsibilities.

  • Identifies process improvement opportunities, recommends solutions, and implements action plans.

  • May act as front line contact for internal and external clients.

  • Acts as mentor to other staff. Trains staff in operational processes and procedures.

  • Applies expertise in operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of complex equipment or software.

  • Evaluates financial and scheduling data pertinent to scientific operations, identifies potential issues, and recommends solutions.

  • Establishes and leads teams to identify process improvement opportunities, recommends solutions, and implements action plans.

  • Contributes to the establishment and implementation of staff development and operational goals.

  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • BS/BA degree in Science plus 7-8 years related experience, and 3-4 years previous management experience. Experience may be substituted for education.


  • Knowledge of appropriate regulatory agency guidelines.

  • Working knowledge of laboratory operations and an understanding of the technical aspects of the laboratory and/or computers and computer software systems.

  • Demonstrates strong organizational and communication skills.

Job Number 2018-25708

Job Category Scientific Mid-Level

Position Type Full-Time

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