• QC Laboratory Analyst

    Job Location(s) UK-York
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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 new UK site in York is currently recruiting for Quality Control analysts to join the Biopharmaceutical Chemistry Manufacturing Controls (CMC) division. The York facility is based on the NAFIC Business Park, an attractive 80-acre site, a few miles north of York. The site includes a Gym, nursery, restaurant & café.


    The CMC division provides end-to-end analytical solutions and testing services to ensure quality control of our clients manufactured drug products. We work with leading pharmaceutical and biotech clients to ensure that their manufactured drug product or API (Active pharmaceutical Ingredient) passes all quality testing. Once this testing is complete, it brings our clients one-step closer to successfully launching that drug product on the market; helping bring medicine to patients.


    The QC analyst will join the Large Molecule team in the CMC division and will be responsible for performing analytical testing on large protein molecules (e.g. monoclonal antibodies, ADCC, biosimilars etc). This testing will be performed to support characterization, method validation, batch release and stability across pre-clinical, clinical and commercial release.


    As the QC analyst, you will have responsibility to work with Quality Control Scientists to perform a wide range of analytical techniques in accordance with GMP regulatory requirements to deliver client projects.  You will work as part of a larger team to ensure that our clients’ molecules pass quality control testing in the timeframe allocated. In this division, you will utilize the following analytical techniques:


    • HPLC
    • Capillary Electrophoresis
    • Isoelectric Focusing
    • Mass Spectrometry
    • BioAssays – ELISA & Cell Based Assays
    • Pharmacopoeial Methods


    Finally, you will have responsibility for data processing and working on process improvement projects for the division.


    What Covance can offer you:

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

    *Unrivalled opportunities to develop a successful career in the scientific industry, utilizing multiple analytical techniques.

    *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 clients on wide ranging projects.

    Education / Qualifications

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

    * OR 3 to 5 years relevant scientific industry experience


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

    *An understanding 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.


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