Covance Necropsy Technician in 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 Necropsy department, where you will play a key role in the dissection and harvesting of tissue samples which is the first step in the process towards microscopic 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.

  • Removal, handling, weighing and evaluation of organs.

  • Animal handling and euthanasia procedures in accordance with legal requirements.

  • 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.

  • Flexible attitude towards unexpected overtime.

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

  • Graduate entry: BSc (Hons) in Biomedical/ Biological Sciences or equivalent

  • Non-Graduate entry: Minimum of GCSE (or equivalent) English, Maths and a Science subject. Good English language/reading/ writing skills essential

  • Home office licence is advantageous but not essential as full training will be provided


Due to our comprehensive training and career development scheme, it is not essential to have previous experience; full training will be provided. We offer a range of entry level opportunities and welcome applications from both graduates and non-graduates.

Job Number 2017-16530

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.