Laboratory Assistant

Job Location(s) UK-Harrogate
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Scientific Entry Level
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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 recruiting for a Laboratory Assistant to join our Genetic Toxicology department.


As a Laboratory Assistant, you are primarily laboratory based support staff who are responsible for ordering, reagent preparation, stock control and general house-keeping within a regulatory compliant laboratory.

Due to the varied nature of the work involved, candidates must be able to demonstrate a flexible approach to laboratory support work, possess good communication and time management skills and be able to maintain a high standard of record keeping. No formal qualifications are required, although an interest in the drug development industry alongside a practical knowledge of a relevant subject, gained through completion of a GCSEs course (or similar) or working within a regulatory environment would be advantageous. This is not essential as full training will be given. What is more important is the willingness to learn and integrate into a team environment. A patient, methodical approach to work is essential as well as good manual dexterity and the ability to work unsupervised.


Full training will be given in all aspects of the role. In return you’ll enjoy great prospects with fast-expanding company that’s focused on bring lifesaving medicines to market sooner.


We also offer a comprehensive benefits package.

Education / Qualifications

Good general education A’Levels/HNC level with experience of laboratory work or a scientific degree.


No previous laboratory experience required but would be advantageous Good communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills Excellent attention to detail. Ability to utilise word-processing software, databases, spreadsheet and specialised software. Knowledge and understanding of GLP and aseptic techniques would be preferable


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