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Covance Study Technician -Medical Devices-Vet Tech Encouraged to apply $2,000 sign on bonus in San Carlos, California

Job Overview:

Covance by LabCorp is a leading global life sciences company, which provides contract research services to the drug, medical device and diagnostics, crop protection and chemical industries. Employing over 26,000 people worldwide, we provide comprehensive drug development solutions and are on a mission to advance health and power clear, confident decisions.

$2,000 sign on bonus!!

Join our team in the San Carlos, CA location where your work will have a connection to improving lives! As a Study Technician you’ll be working closely with Veterinarians, Surgical Specialist and our clients in determining the safety and effectiveness of Medical Devices in pre-clinical studies. You’ll be working with primarily large animals such as pigs and sheep. Duties include but not limited to;

  • Administers animal care and medical treatments such as, but not limited to:

  • Prepares medical sheets

  • Animal restraint/handling

  • Suture removal

  • Bandage removal and or replacement

  • Surgery treatments

  • Venous catheterizations placement on a variety of species

  • Give treatments as directed by veterinarian staff (IV/ SQ fluids, oxygen therapy (mask or intubation), analgesics.)

  • Monitors anesthesia during surgical procedures

  • Cleans, prepares and sterilizes surgical instruments and packs

  • Learns to operate C-Arm and ultrasound; knows and understands radiation safety

  • Learns and performs basic suture techniques

  • Animal prep for surgery, including intubation, surgical scrub (aseptic technique), monitoring animals under anesthesia and recovery

  • Reports all animal care concerns and becomes involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action, when necessary

  • Extensive training provided!, this is a full time position with great benefit offerings.

Day time hours, some weekend work required typically every 3rd weekend

To qualify for the $2,000 sign on bonus requires staring by April 1st, 2021.


To qualify for this positon, you need education and/or training from one of the fields below.

Registered Veterinary Technician or candidate with degrees in Veterinary Technology or & Animal Science Majors

Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences such as Biology, Wildlife & Conservation, Microbiology, Zoology, or other related fields

Associates or bachelor’s degrees in medical fields such as Surgical Technician, Anesthesia Technician, Radiology Technician who have a passion for working with animals.

2+ years working in laboratory research setting with large animal models may be used in lieu of educational requirement


Prior experience with animal care, animal surgery is preferred. Large animal experience including pigs and sheep is preferred but not required.

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.