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Covance Supervisor Dose Formulations / Laboratory Supervisor in Greenfield, Indiana

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Dose Formulations Supervisor

Greenfield, IN

In this role you will supervisor a team of laboratory associates that prepare test material formulations, collect and document study data and aid in study management. In addition, you will schedule study work in coordination with other groups and departments. Our mission is to improve lives and bring new medicines to market.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages and provides technical guidance the day-to-day formulations operations of the laboratory; arrange for adequate staffing at all times; monitor daily operations to ensure all SOP’s are being followed

  • Work with scientific staff, study directors and clients to research formulation requirements for nonstandard test article preparations.

  • Provides expertise and guidance for the company’s formulations needs. Requires the ability to perform dose calculations and unit conversions

  • Recommends modifications in formulation methods or procedures.

  • Able to adapt techniques to new procedures or particular needs as directed.

  • Supports the continuation of training of technicians (ie., lead technician duties, use of equipment, standard formulations procedures).

  • Identifies areas of improvement to maximize data quality as well as the efficiency of the personnel and laboratory areas.

  • Identifies and take appropriate action with problems, potential problems with protocols, SOPs, dose preparations, and schedules with the assistance of a more experienced Formulation Coordinator or supervisor.

  • Works safely with known and unknown hazardous chemicals and maintains safe work environment.

  • Assists in the implementation of novel mixing procedures and equipment

  • Must be comfortable working in an Animal Research Environment, able to work schedule as early at 5:00am, no evening hour’s requirements

  • Experience in project management helpful


  • BA/BA degree in Life Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field) Experience in dose formulation may be substituted for education.

  • Knowledge and understanding of work performed by a contract research organization, preferred but not required

  • Knowledge of GLPs (Good Laboratory Practices) and regulatory agency guidelines (e. g. FDA, EPA, etc.).

  • 1+ years of prior experience providing coaching and guidance to team of 10+ associates in a high production laboratory environment preferred.


2+ years of laboratory experience

Prior CRO experience preferred but not required

1+ years of experience in interviewing and hiring associates

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