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Laboratory Technician - Histology

Covance 5/2/2019 2:35:53 PM
JOB ID: 31104 Category: Scientific Entry Level
Harrogate, United Kingdom



Job Overview

We are currently recruiting for a Laboratory Technician at our site in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. You will work within our modern purpose-built Histology department, where you will play a key role in the selection and subsequent processing of pre-clinical tissues providing the essential link between sample collection and pathological 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.
* Processing and blocking of tissues using the latest automated tissue processing technology.
* Microtomy of embedded tissues using the latest motorised microtomes.
* Staining of tissue sections using a combination of methods and processes.
* Microscopic quality control of tissue sections.
* 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.
* The job may involve periods of lifting, pushing and pulling of equipment and animals.

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.
* Once trained, the job involves working overtime, which may be weekdays, weekends, Bank Holidays and may be 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

Required: A levels (or equivalents) in scientific subjects.

Preferably: BSc (Hons) in Biomedical/Biological Sciences.


None specified, although it is anticipated that a limited range of cellular pathology procedures will have been conducted as part of previous academic studies.

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).