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Study Technician Discovery

Covance 3/18/2019 8:42:25 AM
JOB ID: 29047 Category: Scientific Entry Level
Greenfield, Indiana



Job Overview

Covance, a global contract research organization, worked on all of the top 50 best-selling drugs available today through its full spectrum of nonclinical, clinical and commercialization services. Through our work in Early Development Stage many lifesaving advances in medicine and safety have been drawn from the scientific discoveries made through animal research.

Interested in Science, Animal Care & Observation,Preclinical Research, or Drug Development? As a Research Assistant (Study Technician) in our Greenfield, Indiana in-Life department, you will monitor the research animals' health and welfare using your Experience in animal observation and your Experience working with sample collections.

Study Technician positions in our In-Life department focuses on animal's health and welfare, performing animal husbandry and task associated with research studies.

Duties include but not limited to;

* Perform daily care of small and large animals including watching for signs of stress or illness, assist with administration of medications, blood collections and care of animals
* Collection, documentation, and management of pertinent data from animal observations.
* Performs a data review of study materials with minimal quality control (QC) findings and understands the level of a quality assurance (QA) audit
* Performs basic measurements e.g., body weight, food consumption, tumor size, body temp, behavioral, blood pressure, glucometer, urine, feces
* Extensive training is provided; candidates need to be comfortable working with both small and large animals in a laboratory setting.
* Pay rate for associates without Experience in this area $15.00 per hour, pay rate increases at 6 months and can grow with obtaining AALAS certifications.
* Day shift hours, ability to work weekends as needed, typically every 3rd weekend

If you are looking for a company where you can gain exposure to a wide variety of science and explore a multitude of career paths across drug development, consider working at Covance as a Study Technician.

Our excellent benefits package includes: 24 days of personal-time-off (PTO) (pro-rated depending on start date), tuition reimbursement, paid holidays, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match and of course medical and dental insurance.



Bachelor degree in Life Sciences, Associate degree in Laboratory Animal Technology or Associate degree in Veterinary Technology.

An equivalent combination of education and Experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education.

Must be able to work in a laboratory setting with laboratory animals

AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician level is preferred, but not required.


Minimum Required:

Basic computer knowledge.

Basic math skills.

Ability to accurately read and record information.

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Greenfield, IN - Indiana


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).