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Laboratory Analyst - Bioassay

Covance 2/19/2019 12:45:53 PM
JOB ID: 28251 Category: Scientific Entry Level
Harrogate, United Kingdom



Job Overview

Who we are and what we do:

Covance is a global, world-leading Life Sciences Contract Research Organisation that provides dedicated and fully comprehensive laboratory testing and drug development services to the pharmaceutical industry.

At Covance, we offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career. We put our trust in science and in one another. This is your chance to become part of a team that helps to bring the miracles of medicine to market sooner, as Covance has helped pharmaceutical and biotech companies develop one-third of all prescriptions medicines in the market today.

The Role:

Our largest UK site in Harrogate is currently recruiting for several laboratory analysts to join the Biopharmaceutical Chemistry Manufacturing Controls (CMC) division. The CMC division provides end-to-end analytical solutions and testing services to ensure quality control of our clients manufactured drug products. We work with leading pharmaceutical and biotech clients to ensure that their manufactured drug product or API (Active pharmaceutical Ingredient) passes all quality testing. Once this testing is complete, it brings our clients one-step closer to successfully launching that drug product on the market; helping bring medicine to patients.

The laboratory analyst will join the BioAssay team in the CMC division and will be responsible for performing analytical testing on monoclonal antibodies and protein drug products. The analytical tests will determine shelf life stability & batch release testing for commercial products and clinical trial material and method validation.

As the laboratory analyst, you will have responsibility to work with Quality Control Scientists/Study Managers to perform a wide range of analytical techniques in accordance with GMP regulatory requirements to deliver client projects. You will work as part of a larger team to ensure that our clients' drug products pass quality control testing in the timeframe allocated. In this division, you will utilize the following analytical techniques:

* Cell Based Assays
* Immunoassay
* Gyros Assay

Finally, you will have responsibility for data processing, report writing, SOP (standard operating procedure) writing as well as working on process improvement projects for the division.

Education / Qualifications

* Scientific degree (Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Molecular Biology, Biomedical Sciences etc.)

* OR 3 to 5 years relevant scientific industry Experience


*Computing skills, including word processing and use of spreadsheets (e.g. Microsoft Office packages and Microsoft Project).

*An understanding of health and safety policies and of GMP/GLP/GCP.

*The post holder should be able to communicate effectively at all levels and integrate well within an established and fast growing team.

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).