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Covance Associate Director Preclinical Oncology Operations in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Job Overview:

Are you passionate about advancing your career while making a difference in patients’ lives?

Are you looking for an exciting career with room for growth within a supportive team?

If you answered yes, we’d like you to consider joining COVANCE by Labcorp, a global CRO leader, as the Associate Director for Preclinical Oncology studies at our site in Ann Arbor, MI. We are looking for an experienced, strategy-driven operations leader who has a track record of building high functioning teams, is customer obsessed, data driven, hands-on, & is interested in being part of a team building a "best in class" operations.

We are looking for someone with the drive to take on the responsibilities of leading a staff responsible for the technical and/or scientific conduct of the in vitro services for Preclinical Oncology studies that generate high quality scientific results in support of the development of life-saving medications.

In this senior leadership role, you will be responsible for:

  • Staff Development/Performance Management

  • Workload Management

  • Training and Learning Management

  • Process Improvement/Innovation

  • Achieving Business Results

  • Profit and Loss

  • Exceeding Customer Expectations

  • Evaluating New Technologies and Cutting Edge Science

What we’re looking for in you:

  • Master’s degree in related discipline (eg. biological sciences, engineering, business or data management) is preferred

  • 10 years related experience managing a laboratory in cancer biology, cell/molecular biology, biochemistry or related field

  • Skilled in performing presentations and leading meetings.

  • Skilled in time management, planning and budgeting

  • Ability to work in a laboratory setting


Education/Qualifications:Education:Minimum Required:

  • MS degree or 10 years equivalent experience.



  • Leadership competency level: managing managers.

Working Conditions:

  • May be in contact with potentially hazardous substances.

  • Work may require wearing protective clothing.

Special Factors:

  • Weekend work as required.

Experience:Experience:Minimum Required:10 years of experience managing a laboratory in cancer biology, cell/molecular biology, biochemistry or related field

  • Must have supervisory experience (minimum 5 years)

  • Experience with oncology models is preferred

  • Familiarity with immunology related laboratory skills.

  • Must be able to work in a laboratory setting

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.