• Laboratory Supervisor - Immunochemistry

    Job Location(s) UK-Harrogate
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    Scientific Mid-Level
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  • Job Overview

    Who we are and what we do:

    Covance is a global, world-leading Life Sciences Contract Research Organisation that provides dedicated and fully comprehensive laboratory testing and drug development services to the pharmaceutical industry.


    At Covance, we offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career. We put our trust in science and in one another. This is your chance to become part of a team that helps to bring the miracles of medicine to market sooner, as Covance has helped pharmaceutical and biotech companies develop one-third of all prescriptions medicines in the market today.


    The Role:

    Our largest UK site in Harrogate is currently recruiting for a Laboratory Supervisor to join the Bioanalysis division. The Laboratory Supervisor will join the Large Molecule department and will be responsible for managing a team of laboratory analysts and technicians, reporting directly to the Operations Manager.


    As the Laboratory Supervisor, you will have responsibility for training and development of the team of laboratory analysts and for performance monitoring. You will be involved in scheduling workloads, to ensure that client projects are completed on time and the distribution of work is equal across the team. You will also work with the lead scientist, as they act as a scientific reference point for the study and for the laboratory analysts that you supervise.


    Finally, you will also be involved in process improvement projects on a global scale to ensure the department is always performing to the best of it’s ability.


    What Covance can offer you:

    *Competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including health cover and contributory 

    *Unrivalled opportunities to develop a successful career in the scientific industry, developing key management skills.

    *Unsurpassed career development opportunities. With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and an energized purpose, you will be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalized development planning.  

    *Ability to work with a variety of different people and clients on wide ranging projects.

    Education / Qualifications

    * Scientific degree (Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Molecular Biology, Biomedical Sciences etc.)

    * 3 to 5 year’s relevant scientific industry experience, working to GLP regulations.


    *Computing skills, including word processing and use of spreadsheets (e.g. Microsoft Office packages and Microsoft Project).

    *An in depth knowledge of health and safety policies and of GMP/GLP/GCP.

    *The post holder should be able to communicate effectively at all levels and integrate well within an established and fast growing team.

    *Previous experience of direct line management is not essential but may be beneficial, however excellent managerial skills are essential, as the role will involve direct supervision of laboratory personnel on a daily basis.

    *Knowledge of Immunochemistry techniques is desirable.


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