Covance Research Assistant - Study Technician Pathology in Madison, Wisconsin

Job Overview

Are you ready to use your microscope experience to advance medicine?

As a Study Technician (Research Assistant) - Pathology, you will perform basic necropsy or histology tasks on a variety of laboratory models. While ensuring compliance with the appropriate SOPs, GLPs, and regulatory guidelines, you will:

  • Trim wet tissues and embed into paraffin

  • Monitor animal health and welfare in compliance with the Animal Health and Welfare Act

  • Maintain facilities for AAALAC compliance

This position is in Madison, WI.

Hourly Rate: $17.50 to $18.00

If you are looking for a company where you can gain exposure to a wide variety of science and explore a multitude of career paths across drug development consider working at Covance as a Study Technician.

Thrive personally and professionally at Covance

At Covance, you will use your education as a base and then continue to grow in our learning-based culture. You will know how to expertly respond and adapt as the healthcare industry continues to evolve.

Our excellent benefits package includes: 21 days of personal time off, tuition reimbursement, paid holidays, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match and of course medical and dental insurance.

Why Study Technicians choose to work at Covance

  • Make a direct impact in the lives of patients and animals

  • Partner with and learn from supportive colleagues and industry leaders

  • Expand your knowledge with the ability to specialize in specific areas of early drug development.

What we’re looking for

Study Technicians are the most successful at Covance with:

  • Bachelor degree in life sciences (with laboratory experience – academic is great)

  • Associate degree in laboratory animal technology, veterinary technology or histology with at least two years of related experience

  • A motivated, hardworking and positive work ethic, and a passion for research

  • Willingness to work rotating weekends, holidays and overtime with supplementary compensation


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences

  • Associate Degree in Histology, Laboratory Animals Technology or Veterinary Technology AND (at least 6 months relevant experience)


  • Bachelor Degree - No experience needed (academic laboratory experience is great)

  • Associate Degree - At least six months relevant experience

Job Number 2018-23006

Job Category Scientific Bachelor's Degree

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.