Operational Support Technician / Harrogate, UK

12 Jan 2018
11 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Overview

We are currently recruiting for an Operational Support Technician to work at our Harrogate site in the Post Life Operations Team. You will be working across our modern, purpose built laboratories where you will play a key role in the logistical and operational support of our Necropsy / Histology teams.

Following a comprehensive training and career development scheme, the responsibilities of this varied role will include:

- All processes involved with the receipt, documentation and storage of incoming tissues, specimens and reagents.
- Study set up procedures including reagent preparation, cassette / slide printing.
- Sample dispatch procedures.
- Responsibility for data / specimen archive.
- 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.

Education / Qualifications / 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.

- Minimum of GCSE (or equivalent) English, Maths and a Science subject. Good English language/reading/writing skills essential. Experience with computer systems is preferred eg. Excel, Word, Databases.

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!