Covance Research Assistant in Harrogate, United Kingdom

Job Overview

Covance’s work in developing new pharmaceutical solutions has a positive impact on the lives of millions worldwide and there are several great opportunities for you to be a part of this life-saving work.

At our pre-clinical development site in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, we currently have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Research Assistant in Genetic and Toxicology Department.

The job summary is as follows:

  • Assisting to maintain laboratory equipment, equipment records and fulfill housekeeping duties within laboratory areas (cleaning, calibrations, reagent prep and disposal, waste disposal etc.)

  • Assisting in the production of laboratory work sheets/books for standard assays

  • Assisting in the preparation and performance of standard assay(s) in base lab area (may include basic dilution calculations as appropriate)

  • Assisting in the accurate recording and checking of study and laboratory raw data

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 2018-17846

Job Category Scientific Entry Level

Position Type Full-Time

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