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Laboratory Technician - Necropsy

Covance 3/12/2019 1:22:00 AM
JOB ID: 27731 Category: Scientific Entry Level
Harrogate, United Kingdom



Job Overview

We are currently recruiting for a Laboratory Technician - Necropsy at our site in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. You will work within our modern purpose-built Necropsy department, where you will play a key role in the dissection and harvesting of tissue samples which is the first step in the process towards microscopic evaluation.

Following a comprehensive training and career development scheme, the responsibilities of this varied role will include:

* The development and use of anatomy skills to identify and trim tissue samples from a range of animal species.
* Removal, handling, weighing and evaluation of organs.
* Animal handling and euthanasia procedures in accordance with legal requirements.
* Precise labelling of samples and accurate recording of data.
* Adherence to Good Laboratory Practice regulations.
* Undertaking cross-training initiatives within other areas across Safety Assessment.
* This is a physical role which may involve periods of lifting, pushing and pulling.

About You:

* You will have an enthusiastic and committed attitude.
* You will have a target-orientated outlook, suited to working within a fast-paced, production-intensive environment.
* Flexible attitude towards unexpected overtime.
* Once trained, the job involves working overtime, which may be weekdays, weekends, Bank Holidays and part of the on-call rota.

At Covance, we value all employees equally, because every team member is essential to our success. On top of being valued and respected, we invest in your development and will help you to progress along whichever career path you choose which will be both flexible and rewarding.

Contact us today and see where it takes you!

Education / Qualifications

* Graduate entry: BSc (Hons) in Biomedical/ Biological Sciences or equivalent
* Non-Graduate entry: Minimum of GCSE (or equivalent) English, Maths and a Science subject. Good English language/reading/ writing skills essential
* Home office licence is advantageous but not essential as full training will be provided


Due to our comprehensive training and career development scheme, it is not essential to have previous Experience ; full training will be provided. We offer a range of entry level opportunities and welcome applications from both graduates and non-graduates.

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Harrogate, UK - United Kingdom


Covance Recruiting Process

Below is a general Overview of Our Recruiting Process

If you’d like to work for us, please submit your resume/CV online. If your ability to use or access our electronic application is limited due to a disability, please visit or call 1-800-978-4473 for help.

We consider applications from everyone who is interested in a position with us and who meets the required criteria and qualifications.

If your application is selected, someone from our recruiting team will contact you to arrange an initial screen. We may carry this out over the phone or at a face-to-face meeting. You must complete the screen to be considered for the position.

Based on the results of the initial screen, we may invite you to an interview. One of our recruiting team members will contact you to arrange this. The process may involve several interviews, initially over the phone, and then face-to-face with different members of the hiring team.

Our interviews follow a behavioral-based format. This means we’ll ask you to give us information that’s specific to your professional and educational experiences.

Hiring team members will share and discuss their input and then make their decision.

If you’re the person who best meets the requirements of the position, a member of the hiring team will get in touch to make you an offer of employment. Covance is an eVerify employer (United States only).