Laboratory Technician - Histology / Harrogate, UK

All Saints
01 Oct 2017
04 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
COVANCE is a leading global drug development services company and we provide support to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries. We are currently recruiting for a Laboratory Technician at our site in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. You will work within our modern purpose-built Histology department, where you will play a key role in the selection and subsequent processing of pre-clinical tissues providing the essential link between sample collection and pathological evaluation. Following a comprehensive training and career development scheme, the responsibilities of this varied role will include: The development and use of anatomy skills to identify and trim tissue samples from a range of animal species. Processing and blocking of tissues using the latest automated tissue processing technology. Microtomy of embedded tissues using the latest motorised microtomes. Staining of tissue sections using a combination of methods and processes. Microscopic quality control of tissue sections. Precise labelling of samples and accurate recording of data. Adherence to Good Laboratory Practice regulations. Undertaking cross-training initiatives within other areas across Safety Assessment. The job may involve periods of lifting, pushing and pulling of equipment and animals. About You: You will have an enthusiastic and committed attitude. You will have a target-orientated outlook, suited to working within a fast-paced, production-intensive environment. Once trained, the job involves working overtime, which may be weekdays, weekends, Bank Holidays and may be part of the on-call rota. At Covance, we value all employees equally, because every team member is essential to our success. On top of being valued and respected, we invest in your development and will help you to progress along whichever career path you choose which will be both flexible and rewarding. Contact us today and see where it takes you! Education / Qualifications Graduate entry: BSc (Hons) in Biomedical/ Biological Sciences or equivalent Non-Graduate entry: Minimum of GCSE (or equivalent) English, Maths and a Science subject. Good English language/reading/ writing skills essential Experience Due to our comprehensive training and career development scheme, it is not essential to have previous experience; full training will be provided. We offer a range of entry level opportunities and welcome applications from both graduates and non-graduates