Tomorrow –Careers in Drug Development: Contract Research Organizations | August 21, 2019

Careers in Drug Development:  Contract Research Organizations

Wednesday August 21, 2019
Auditorium, 1111 Genetics-Biotechnology Center
Panel Discussion 12:00pm. Networking Reception 1:00pm.

Contract Research Organizations (CROs) play a critical role in the drug development pipeline. On behalf of their clients, CROs explore the initial feasibility and safety of new compounds, engage in pre-clinical and clinical trials research, and examine the safety and efficacy of existing drugs used for different illnesses.

Covance provides comprehensive clinical laboratory and end-to-end drug development services to clients in over 60 countries. It is part of LabCorp, the largest among 8 global CROs with more than 50,000 employees.

Panelists with different roles and tenures at Covance will discuss: what motivated them to work in this area, how their work differs from academic research, and what it takes to secure a position and be successful in this exciting field.


  • Mike Sievert, PhD, Study Director
  • Brita Kilburg-Basnyat, PhD, Study Director
  • Tom Ryan, Scientific Proposal Manager
  • Amanda Lucchini, PhD, Study Director, Contributing Scientist

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Part of the Career Exploration Series organized by the

Office of Postdoctoral Studies