Covance Research Assistant - Genetics and Toxicology in Harrogate, United Kingdom

Job Overview

We are currently recruiting for a Research Assistant to join the R&D, in vitro Tox and Aerosol Methods section within the Genetic Toxicology Department at Covance.

The role will involve assisting in the performance of aerosol exposure Genetic Toxicology assays in compliance with appropriate SOPs, GLPs, and regulatory guidelines.

Duties will include:

  • Maintaining standard and specialised laboratory equipment, equipment records

  • General housekeeping duties eg. cleaning, calibrations, reagent prep, waste disposal

  • Assisting in the production of laboratory work sheets/books

  • Assisting in the performance of aerosol exposure Genetic Toxicology assays

  • Accurate recording and checking of study and laboratory raw data

  • Assisting with development and validation of new assay methods

It is an exciting opportunity that will offer you the chance to become part of an exceptionally talented staff community that helps to bring the miracle of medicine to the market sooner.

Education / Qualifications

  • Appropriate scientific degree (BSc) or equivalent (relevent experience may be substituted for degree)


  • 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

  • Engineering background or knowledge would be advantageous

Job Number 2018-17724

Job Category Scientific Entry Level

Position Type Full-Time

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