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Laboratory Technician - Cytogenetics

Covance 3/25/2019 1:09:08 PM
JOB ID: 29538 Category: Scientific Entry Level
Harrogate, United Kingdom



Job Overview

Covance's work in developing new pharmaceutical solutions has a positive impact on the lives of millions worldwide and there are several great opportunities for you to be a part of this life-saving work. At our pre-clinical development site in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, we currently recruiting for a Laboratory Technician to join our Cytogenetics laboratory in the Genetic Toxicology department.

As a Laboratory Technician in the cytogenetics laboratory, you will provide assistance in the performing and data recording of any aspects of departmental assays, in compliance with appropriate SOPs and other regulatory guidelines. Duties include routine procedures and housekeeping duties associated with the day to day running of the laboratory areas.

The Cytogenetics lab performs micronucleus and chromosome aberration assays in accordance with OECD and ICH guidelines where appropriate. These assays look at large scale DNA damage caused by a test compound in a variety of test systems, the assays are performed primarily in human blood, but also in immortalised cells lines such as TK6 and CHO. Successful candidates will work within a small team and will be fully trained on all aspects of the Cytogenetics assays, and will also have the opportunity to work with the other assay teams across the department.

* Responsibility to maintain lab cleanliness, supplies and tidiness (cleaning, calibrations, reagent prep and disposal, waste disposal etc.)
* Assists to maintain laboratory equipment, equipment records within laboratory areas
* Assists in the production of laboratory work sheets for standard assays
* Assists in the preparation and performance of standard assay(s) in base lab area
* Assists in the accurate recording and data checking of study and laboratory raw data

About You

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent in a biological science subject. Practical laboratory Experience in cell culture and aseptic techniques would be advantageous.

What Covance can offer you

Competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including health cover and contributory

Unrivalled opportunities to develop a successful career in the scientific industry.

Unsurpassed career development opportunities. With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and an energized purpose, you will be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalized development planning.

Ability to work with a variety of different clients on wide ranging projects.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to start a scientific career. Full training will be provided.

Education / Qualifications

Good general education A'Levels/HNC level with Experience of laboratory work, or a scientific degree (BSc).


* Up to 12 months practical lab Experience – if new graduate internship/placement Experience or lab practical Experience during degree course preferable
* Excellent attention to detail.
* Ability to accurately read, record, and communicate information.
* Ability to perform mathematical calculations.
* Familiarity with standard spreadsheet and word-processing software applications
* Communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills.
* Knowledge and understanding of GLP and aseptic techniques would be advantageous.

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).