• Laboratory Supervisor, Histology

    Job Location(s) SG-Singapore
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  • Job Overview

    Grow your career with a global organization

    Do you have knowledge in histology? Are you looking to extend your experience as a laboratory supervisor in a dynamic, team-focused environment?


    If you are looking for a growth opportunity within a supportive team, consider working at Covance as a laboratory supervisor.

    In this role, you will:

    • Supervises day to day activities in department - utilizing knowledge and experience with histology samples to maintain proper storage conditions and facilitate accession of blocks and slides. Routine decalcification, processing, embedding, microtomy, IHC, ISH, FISH of human tissue specimens from patients enrolled in clinical trials.
    • Monitors quality of services provided by employees under his/her supervision
    • Assigns appropriately trained personnel and ensures sufficient resources available to complete the workload
    • Schedules and supervises all non-production activities and obligations in dept., such as validations, surveys, etc.
    • Provides support as required to  the dept manager, including acting as manager, upon delegation, during absences.
    • Assures quality and timely performance of both production and non-production activities under supervision
    • Ensures regulatory compliance, and participates in client visits, audits, inquiries as necessary
    • Recruits, trains and contributes to retention efforts of employees
    • Conducts technical training & development of staff as needed
    • Evaluates the performance of employees
    • Perform other duties as required, including testing of patient samples in areas of competence.

    Build your skills at Covance

    Benefit from our experience generating more clinical trial data than any other central laboratory in the world. You’ll gain exposure to our cutting-edge automated testing systems and advanced technologies while conducting tests that help advance life-changing medicines.

    Why Work with Covance:

    • Energizing Purpose
    • Exceptional People
    • Extraordinary Potential

    We are focused on a workplace unlike any other; a place where you can build a rewarding career with talented colleagues while positively improving health and improving lives acrooss the globe.

    Get to know Covance

    We are focused on a workplace unlike any other; a place where you can build a rewarding career with talented colleagues while positively improving health and improving lives acrooss the globe.


    Covance, the drug development business of LabCorp, is the world’s most comprehensive drug development services company. Because of our broad experience, from early research to commercialization, our more than 20,000 employees from across the globe are in a unique position to supply insights that go above and beyond testing. Our team’s impact on healthcare is remarkable. Through their everyday work they’ve supported 100% of the top 50 drugs on the market and all the oncology drugs approved in 2016. Even though we span multiple businesses, we operate as one, sharing our knowledge to improve our efficiency and deliver on the promise of a healthier world.


    Bringing new medicines to market requires bold ideas. That’s why we empower our exceptional people with mentoring, in-depth training and tailored career planning. You’ll have the opportunity to own your career journey and develop alongside supportive, industry leaders who are passionate about your individual success. At Covance, you’ll discover your own extraordinary potential as you explore diverse projects and unique career paths across the drug development spectrum.


    Join us and discover your energized purpose as we transform possibilities into reality 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.


    Other work details:

    Please note that this role involve rotating shifts:

    • Monday - Friday or Tuesday - Saturday (rotated monthly)
    • 7:00-16:00 or 8:30-17:30 or 9:00-18:00 or 10:00-19:00 or 12:00-21:00 (rotated weekly)
    • Shift allowance of $25 will be paid if working 12:00-21:00
    • Taxi reimbursement home to office if scheduled for 7am shift
    • Taxi reimbursement office to home after 21:00
    • Eligible for OT


    • Bachelor’s degree in a bio-medical, physical or biological science from an accredited college or university and one year training and/or experience in the specialty in which testing is to be performed.


    • Requires 6 years of experience in a laboratory following clinical training; prior supervisory or management experience is a plus


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