Covance Senior Technical Writer in Geneva, Switzerland

Job Overview

Senior Technical Writer

(Scientific/Analytical report)

COVANCE is a leading global drug development services company and we provide support to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries.

We are recruiting for our Central Laboratory team in Geneva and are currently seeking to hire a Senior Technical Writer to join our Scientific and Analytical Reports writing team.

This is a full time position, based in our Geneva, Switzerland or Mechelen, Belgium office or working remotely from Paris, France

About the Job

The Senior Technical Writer provides technical leadership with responsibility for delivering Technical Writing services to clients, which maintaining optimal department processes and implementing effective project-specific strategies. Sr. Technical Writer works with the management team to provide leadership, guidance, mentoring, and training to Technical Writers to ensure best working practices are maintained.

Incumbent is customer-oriented and maintains high standards in all aspects of departmental and laboratory functions. Incumbent will be required to interact with all global laboratories, Quality Assurance, Global Study Management, Data Management, and Global Medical and Technical affairs.

General duties:

  • Write, manage and coordinate the development of a variety of Scientific/Analytical Report/Final Study Report documents for clients to meet scientific and regulatory standards as applicable.

  • Review Reports for content and validity for allocated studies and resolve any issues

  • Liaise with other functional groups to insure timely delivery and quality of writing deliverables

  • Participate in and/or lead projects that will improve global processes. Individuals will be responsible for defining scope of project, prioritize tasks, create timelines, and provide detailed concise updates to management.

  • Participate and assist management in improving efficiencies of the team processes with respect to quality, cost and time.

  • Contribute to process improvement with a focus on streamlining processes adding value to our services and meeting client needs and expectations.

  • Accountable for managing policies, procedures

  • Create and maintain document templates

  • Monitor and report individual performance metrics and take corrective actions when appropriate.

  • Accountable and responsible for developing global training as necessary in support of high-profile projects.

  • Accountable and responsible for developing, implementing, monitoring and reporting performance metrics related to projects such as “process excellence.”

  • Responsible for ensuring consistency on global process by identifying the differences, evaluating impact and implementing solutions.

  • Responsible for managing advanced global requests received from Laboratory Operation departments, determine the feasibility of the request, propose solutions to Manager and provide timeline required to implement the solutions.

  • Undertake other reasonably related duties as may be assigned from time to time

About You

To be successful in this position, you will need to hold aBachelor of Science (BS) degree in science or related field, a Master of Science (MS) degree, is a plus and you will need several experiences writing or reviewing technical documents.

Additionally, you will need to demonstrate:

  • Experience in either Early Phase Technical Writing or Technical Writing for a CRO/Central Lab company

  • Knowledgeable in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) is required (GLP, GCLP, ISO 15189 is an asset)

  • Knowledge of Clinical Trials processes

  • Experience in Flow Cytometry technical reports writing

  • Knowledgeable in Method Validation processes

  • Knowledge of commonly used laboratory statistical measures (mean, coefficient of variation, standard deviation).

  • Must have excellent command of the English language, both oral and written.

  • In-depth knowledge in Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Clinical research/lab experience with strong knowledge of commonly used laboratory statistical measures (mean, coefficient of variation, standard deviation).

  • Ability to influence and negotiate.

  • Excellent prioritization, time management, and interpersonal skills.

We Offer

Get ready to redefine what’s possible and discover your extraordinary potential at Covance. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to personally advance healthcare and make a difference in peoples’ lives with your bold ideas and unique point of view. With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and an energized purpose , you’ll be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalized development planning.

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

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.

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Education / Qualifications

About You

To be successful in this position, you will need to hold aBachelor of Science (BS) degree in science or related field, a Master of Science (MS) degree, is a plus and you will need several experiences writing or reviewing technical documents.

Experience

Required:

  • Excellent technical scientific writing skills – Knowledge of grammar, punctuation, composition, and spelling. Writing should require minimal external review or edit.

  • Must have excellent command of the English language, both oral and written.

  • In-depth knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Clinical research/lab experience with strong knowledge of commonly used laboratory statistical measures (mean, coefficient of variation, standard deviation).

  • Ability to influence and negotiate.

  • Excellent prioritization, time management, and interpersonal skills.

  • Knowledgeable in Method Validation processes.

  • Knowledgeable in Good Clinical Practices (GCP).

  • Knowledge of commonly used laboratory statistical measures (mean, coefficient of variation, standard deviation).

Job Number 2017-15498

Job Category Scientific Advanced Degree

Position Type Full-Time