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Covance Study Technician – Central Dispensary in Harrogate, United Kingdom

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Study Technician – Central Dispensary

COVANCE is a leading global drug development services company and we provide support to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries.

We are recruiting for our Dose Analysis team in Harrogate and are currently seeking to hire a Study Technician to help supportthe performance of studies carried out in the Formulations Analysis Section

This is a full time position, based in our site in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

About the Job

Within this position, your duties will include:

  • To participate in a wide range of analytical techniques & procedures, and experience of instrument use generally working with minimal supervision.

  • To ensure studies are performed according to scientific and technical standards in a timely manner.

  • Responsible for the day to day performance of routine analysis and are involved with method developments and validations.

But also:

  • Full participation in Company Quality Programme.

  • Should have the attitude and capability to perform any supervisory role that is required and act as a deputy to the area supervisor in their absence.

  • To undergo training in relevant modules of departmental programmes and to attend any other training recommended by the Manager.

  • To ensure full compliance with GLP/SOPs at all times.

  • To resolve any problems which may prevent efficient operation of studies and to liaise with supervisors and the Manager where necessary.

  • To abide by company/departmental safety regulations at all times and to ensure that the staff of the department comply.

  • To supervise and train junior staff and to ensure their work is of the correct standard.

  • To ensure operational areas are maintained in a clean and tidy state.

  • To assist in the planning and scheduling of studies.

  • To ensure that good communication and working relationships are maintained within the department and with the department's customers.

  • To be aware of resources of the department such as stores requisitions and outside purchasing.

  • Ensure time-sheets are accurately completed to ensure accurate study financial records.

  • To respond constructively to QA comments and to convey these comments to the relevant personnel.

  • To carry out method development work and the setting up of studies, liasing with Study Directors and clients when necessary.

  • To carry out any duties not specified but might reasonably be expected of this position.

About You

To be successful in this position, you will need aBSc (Hons) in Chemistry or Equivalent

A Level standard or equivalent education required, including Maths and Science GCSE grade A-C standard or equivalent in 5+ subjects including Maths, English and Chemistry

Additionally, you will need to demonstrate a knowledge of HPLC/GC and UV techniques .

Get to know Covance

Covance, the drug development business of LabCorp, is the world’s most comprehensive drug development services company. Because of our broad experience, from early research to commercialization, our more than 20,000 employees from across the globe are in a unique position to supply insights that go above and beyond testing. Our team’s impact on healthcare is remarkable. Through their everyday work they’ve supported 100% of the top 50 drugs on the market and all the oncology drugs approved in 2016. Even though we span multiple businesses, we operate as one, sharing our knowledge to improve our efficiency and deliver on the promise of a healthier world.

The Covance team is driven by an energized purpose to improve health and improve lives across the globe. Here, you’ll work alongside exceptional people who each play an important role in bringing new scientific discoveries and therapeutic area advancements to life. And, because we span the drug development spectrum, you’ll directly impact a wide-range of initiatives as you explore unique career paths and discover your extraordinary potential.

Get ready to make a difference as we speed the delivery of groundbreaking therapies and improve lives of countless individuals.

EEO Statement

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.

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Education / Qualifications



Mid-Senior level

Job Number 2018-24771

Job Category Scientific Mid-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.