Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Harrogate


Job Overview

Covance’s work in developing new pharmaceutical solutions has a positive impact on the lives of millions worldwide and there are several great opportunities for you to be a part of this life-saving work. At our pre-clinical development site in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, we currently recruiting for a Laboratory Analyst to join our Aerosol Research and Development group in the Genetic Toxicology department. The position is an entry level graduate position within the laboratory where Genetic Toxicology assays are run in a modified way developed for Aerosol testing.

Essential Job Duties / responsibilities:

Assistance in the performance of modified Genetic Toxicology assays

General maintenance, cleaning and calibration of general and specialized equipment

Troubleshooting and problem solving of equipment issues

Preparation of laboratory worksheets in line with study design and protocols

Calculation of test article dilutions, formulation and dilution of test articles

Scoring assay end points and the production of any related data.

Checking raw data in study files

General laboratory duties including ordering and disposal of consumables and solutions and daily equipment metrology

About You

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent in a scientific or engineering subject. Practical laboratory experience in engineering would be beneficial but not essential.

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.

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.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to start a scientific career. Full training will be provided.

Education / Qualifications


Educated to degree level or above in a scientific or engineering subject

Significant experience may substitute education



Strong scientific background and practical experience

Engineering experience would be beneficial but not essential

Excellent organisational and investigative skills.

Communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills.

Excellent attention to detail.

Ability to utilise word-processing software, databases, spreadsheet and specialised software.

Knowledge and understanding of GLP and other regulatory guidelines.

Knowledge of the use of ISO Standard 17025.