Lab Assistant II Biotech

Job Location(s) UK-Harrogate
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Scientific Entry Level
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Job Overview

The individual has a responsibility to work with QC Scientists (QC SCi) and Laboratory supervisors where appropriate to conduct all work in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, and specifically those regulations (GLP and or GCP / and or GMP) specified in the study plans, protocols, or work agreements governing the work in which they are involved, and ensure that client deadlines are met. They are also responsible for the efficient completion of laboratory procedures within BioCMC.


To provide operational support necessary for the performance of a wide variety of studies carried out in BioCMC, working with minimal supervision. Will work closely with Laboratory Supervisors and BioCMC Management to ensure efficient and proper operation of area.


General and Specific Analytical Skills and Techniques


  • Good working knowledge of routine use and maintenance of equipment appropriate to the relevant area.
  • To liaise with Laboratory Supervisors and BioCMC Management in order to provide the following laboratory support:
  • Ordering and booking in of consumables/reagents
  • Maintaining minimum stock levels of critical reagents in designated laboratories
  • Reagent preparation
  • General housekeeping duties (cleaning, autoclaving etc.)
  • Metrology
  • Administrative duties (e.g. copying APs etc.)
  • Provide basic analytical support.

Education / Qualifications

The post holder should ideally have a scientific background, educated to A-level (or a similar educational standard) in an appropriate scientific discipline.


The post holder should typically have:

  • Computing skills, including word processing and use of spreadsheets (e.g. Word, Excel).
  • An understanding of Health and Safety policies, Company Policies and Procedures, ISO (accreditation and application), and GxPs.  
  • The post holder should be able to communicate effectively at all levels with other Covance employees, as well as suppliers, etc.


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