Research Assistant

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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 Research Assistant to join our Genetic Toxicology department.


The Research Assistant role provides assistance in the performing In Vitro Tox assays within the Genetic Toxicology Department.


Duties include:

  • Routine GLP In Vitro Tox assay procedures
  • Routine cell culture and general cell maintenance
  • Assisting with non-standard assays / method development and validation projects
  • Routine procedures associated with the day to day running of the laboratory area
  • Maintenance, cleaning and calibration of equipment
  • Recording of daily metrology
  • Ordering of consumable items, media and stock chemical solutions
  • Removal of laboratory waste
  • Disposal of expired solutions / materials
  • Preparation of laboratory worksheets in line with study design and protocols.
  • Checking of raw data
  • Archiving of non-study data and metrology

Education / Qualifications

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


  • Cell culture experience would be advantageous
  • Communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to utilize word-processing software, databases, spreadsheet and specialized software.
  • Knowledge and understanding of GLP and aseptic techniques preferable.


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