Covance Laboratory Assistant in 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 a laboratory assistant to support and maintain the laboratories within 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 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.

As the laboratory assistant, you will have responsibility for routine maintenance of equipment within the lab and for providing operational support necessary to ensure proper and efficient running of the lab. You will liaise with the Lab supervisors in order to provide the following laboratory support:

  • General housekeeping duties (cleaning, autoclaving, waste)

  • Stocking labs

  • Knowledge of routine use and maintenance of equipment within BioPharmCMC

  • Metrology

  • Reagent Preparation

As you, progress more advanced laboratory techniques can be acquired e.g cell culture, media prep, basic study prep.

What Covance can offer you:

*Competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

*The ability to develop a successful career in Science.

*Rapid progression and training to become a Laboratory Analyst and more senior scientific positions, for successful candidates.

Education / Qualifications

  • Ideally the candidate will have a scientific background, possessing an A level in Science (or equivalent educational standard).


* 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.

Job Number 2018-26142

Job Category Scientific Entry Level

Position Type Full-Time

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.