Covance

Laboratory Technician - Histology

UK-Harrogate
Job Number
2017-15719
Job Category
Scientific Entry Level
Position Type
Full-Time

Job Overview

Job Overview

We are currently recruiting for a Laboratory Technician at our site in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. You will work within our modern purpose-built Histology department, where you will play a key role in the selection and subsequent processing of pre-clinical tissues providing the essential link between sample collection and pathological evaluation.

Following a comprehensive training and career development scheme, the responsibilities of this varied role will include:

 

  • The development and use of anatomy skills to identify and trim tissue samples from a range of animal species.
  • Processing and blocking of tissues using the latest automated tissue processing technology.
  • Microtomy of embedded tissues using the latest motorised microtomes.
  • Staining of tissue sections using a combination of methods and processes.
  • Microscopic quality control of tissue sections.
  • Precise labelling of samples and accurate recording of data.
  • Adherence to Good Laboratory Practice regulations.
  • Undertaking cross-training initiatives within other areas across Safety Assessment.
  • The job may involve periods of lifting, pushing and pulling of equipment and animals.

 

About You:

  • You will have an enthusiastic and committed attitude.
  • You will have a target-orientated outlook, suited to working within a fast-paced, production-intensive environment.
  • Once trained, the job involves working overtime, which may be weekdays, weekends, Bank Holidays and may be part of the on-call rota.

Education / Qualifications

  • Graduate entry: BSc (Hons) in Biomedical/ Biological Sciences or equivalent
  • Non-Graduate entry: Minimum of GCSE (or equivalent) English, Maths and a Science subject. Good English language/reading/ writing skills essential

Experience

Due to our comprehensive training and career development scheme, it is not essential to have previous experience; full training will be provided. We offer a range of entry level opportunities and welcome applications from both graduates and non-graduates.

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