Covance Research Assistant - Genetics and Toxicology in Harrogate, United Kingdom
We are currently recruiting for a Research Assistant to join our Genetics and Toxicology Department. 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.
To provide assistance in the performing and data recording of any aspects of Genetic Toxicology assays, both in vitro and in vivo where applicable, in compliance with appropriate SOPs, GLPs, and regulatory guidelines. Duties include routine procedures and housekeeping duties associated with the day to day running of the laboratory areas.
Essential Job Duties:
Entry Level Expectations
Assists to maintain laboratory equipment, equipment records and fulfill housekeeping duties within laboratory areas (cleaning, calibrations, reagent prep and disposal, waste disposal etc.)
Assists in the production of laboratory work sheets/books for standard assays
Assists in the preparation and performance of standard assay(s) in base lab area (may include basic dilution calculations as appropriate)
Assists in the accurate recording and checking of study and laboratory raw data
Advanced level expectations
Performs maintenance of laboratory equipment, equipment records and fulfils laboratory housekeeping duties
Produces laboratory work sheets/books for standard assays
Independently prepares for and performs standard assay(s) in base lab area (to include basic dilution calculations as appropriate)
Responsible for the accurate recording and checking of study and laboratory raw data
Learns to respond to Quality Assurance Unit (QAU) audit comments (those directed towards the individual only)Specific Responsibilities with regards to regulatory compliance
The individual has a responsibility to conduct all work (where appropriate) in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, and specifically those regulations (GLP: GCP OR ISO17025) specified in the study plans, protocols, or work agreements governing the work in which they are involved.
Education / Qualifications
Good general education A’Levels/HNC level with experience of laboratory work, or a scientific degree (BSc).
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.
Job Number 2018-17819
Job Category Scientific Entry Level
Position Type Full-Time
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