Covance Information Modeling Associate in Sofia, Bulgaria

Job Overview

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.

This person will work as a member of a local Modeling and Forecasting team so as to effectively and efficiently model and forecast from feasibility / study data and other relevant information to allow for the development of evidence-based planning associated with the implementation and conduct of clinical trials.

This is an office-based position, location Sofia, Bulgaria.

Responsibilities / Duties

  • Provide day to day support to the Modeling and study teams so as to efficiently and effectively model and forecast from feasibility data and other relevant information to allow for the development of evidence-based planning associated with the implementation and conduct of clinical trials

  • Preparation of patient recruitment, endpoint, CRF Flow and resource estimate predictions/forecasts with appropriate guidance

  • Support the development and communication of the technical plans for program implementation and user manuals

  • Work closely with global staff across functional groups in their use of informatics modeling and associated data

  • In conjunction with other staff, assist with the evolution and refinementof Modeling toolsby stress testing the new tools;for example, statistical forecasting and modelingtools piloted in Excel

  • Educate clinical project teams in the use and understanding of associated modeling tools and outputs

  • Apply learnings to assist with the identification of novel applicationsof Modeling toolsand support the development and implementation under the guidance of others

  • Assist with relevantpresentations (including client calls)

Education / Qualifications

  • Work experience relevant to informatics modelling and/ordata analysis

  • A university/college degree

  • Understanding of statisticalmodelling

  • Understanding of global drug development and the clinical trial project management process, with a special emphasis on investigator sites, patient recruitment and retention

  • Understanding and practical working knowledge of ICH-GCP Guidelines, including relevant international requirements/guidelines for the conduct of global clinical development programs

  • Understanding of relevant Covance procedures, including Standard Operating Procedures


  • Strong technical writing skills and analytical skills

  • Strong Excel knowledge(Visual Basic - would be an additional asset)

  • Strong affinity for numbers and very good eye for detail

  • Strong networking abilities and an ability/willingness to work with individuals across the globe.Persistent, persuasive and able to influence others

  • Excellent communication, planning & organizational skills

  • Creative, effective and efficient problem solving skills

  • Abilities to review/analyze relevant data so as to assist in building evidence-based clinical trial strategies

  • Strong computer skills with an ability to understand and access and leverage technology alternatives

  • Ability to work independently

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing priorities effectively

Job Number 2018-18189

Job Category Clinical Operations

Position Type Full-Time

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