Covance

Research Assistant I

UK-Harrogate
Job Number
2017-15131
Job Category
Scientific Entry Level
Position Type
Full-Time

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 have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Research Assistant I in the Department of Genetic Toxicology.

 

 

About the job:  

 

The Research Assistant provides assistance in the performing and data recording of any aspects of Genetic Toxicology assays, both in vitro and in vivo where applicable, in compliance with appropriate SOPs, GLPs, and regulatory guidelines. Duties include routine procedures and housekeeping duties associated with the day to day running of the laboratory areas.

 

Essential Job Duties:

  • Assists to maintain laboratory equipment, equipment records and fulfill housekeeping duties within laboratory areas (cleaning, calibrations, reagent prep and disposal, waste disposal etc.)
  • Assists in the production of laboratory work sheets/books for standard assays
  • Assists in the preparation and performance of standard assay(s) in base lab area (may include basic dilution calculations as appropriate)
  • Assists in the accurate recording and checking of study and laboratory raw data
  • Performs maintenance of laboratory equipment, equipment records and fulfils laboratory housekeeping duties
  • Produces laboratory work sheets/books for standard assays
  • Independently prepares for and performs standard assay(s) in base lab area (to include basic dilution calculations as appropriate)
  • Responsible for the accurate recording and checking of study and laboratory raw data
  • Learns to respond to Quality Assurance Unit (QAU) audit comments (those directed towards the individual only)Specific Responsibilities with regards to regulatory compliance
  • The individual has a responsibility to conduct all work (where appropriate) in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, and specifically those regulations (GLP: GCP OR ISO17025) specified in the study plans, protocols, or work agreements governing the work in which they are involved.

Education / Qualifications

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

Experience

  • Up to 12 months practical lab experience – if new graduate internship/placement experience or lab practical experience during degree course preferable
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to accurately read, record, and communicate information.
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations.
  • Familiarity with standard spreadsheet and word-processing software applications
  • Communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of GLP and aseptic techniques would be advantageous.

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