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.
Our largest UK site in Harrogate is currently recruiting for a Laboratory Analyst to join the Large Molecule Bioanalysis division. The Large Molecule Bioanalysis division provides dedicated drug development services offering method development, method validation and sample analysis of large molecule drug products for pharmaceutical and biotech clients. The Laboratory Analyst will join the Method Validation team within this department and perform analysis using ELISA techniques.
As the Laboratory Analyst, you will validate methods developed by the Bioanalysis Large Molecule method development team for client projects. To validate the method you will run a series of experiments to ensure the method is fit for purpose, before it is provided to the operations team to perform sample analysis on the clients’ large molecule drug products.
You will report to the Validation team manager and will liaise with lead scientist and responsible analysts in the method development team to ensure the method is validated. You will also be responsible for study set up and for supervising drug development studies. Finally, you will perform all analytical work, checking data and making sure studies are completed on time and in line with regulatory requirements.
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 analytical 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.
* Scientific degree (Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Molecular Biology, Biomedical Sciences etc.)
* 1 to 2 year’s scientific industry experience, working with ELISA 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 GLP.
*The post holder should be able to communicate effectively at all levels and integrate well within an established and fast growing team.