Job Overview :
Do you want to join a global pharmaceutical company that will train and develop you?
Do you enjoy working within a laboratory?
Would you like to train as a Laboratory Technician?
As one of the world’s premier Contract Research Organisations, Covance’s mission is to help build a healthier and safer world by providing research services for a multitude of organizations.
As a Laboratory Technician within our Cell and Molecular Sciences team based in Alconbury, Cambridgeshire you will play an integral part in achieving our mission by providing laboratory based technical support to colleagues working on studies.
Whilst training you will learn a broad range of standard technical laboratory skills and techniques including how to work to GLP.
The main responsibilities will include :
Ensuring compliance by performing study work in accordance with Study Plans, relevant SOPs and GLP.
Meeting deadlines by effectively planning and completing routine and assigned tasks in a timely manner
Ensuring quality through accurate data recording and performing QC checks following appropriate training
Ensuring safe working practices in accordance with HASAWA and COSHH
Identifying opportunities for continuous improvements
Report any difficulty, uncertainty or unexpected finding to the Study Director and / or senior Cell and Molecular Sciences personnel
Operational Responsibilities :
Learn a broad range of standard technical laboratory skills and techniques
Take responsibility for routine tasks e.g. maintenance of cell stocks, reagent / media preparation, calibration checks, slide preparation
Conduct regular stock takes in relevant laboratory areas and order appropriate lab products
Show familiarity with the basic study set-up set up and preparation of study files and other documentation for study use e.g. controlled forms
To learn to conduct GLP studies. Studies that may be performed include, but not limited to : Ames test, In vitro / In vivo micronucleus test, Chromosome aberration assay, Mouse Lymphoma assay, COMET assay, microbiology and in vitro safety assessment study types
Demonstrate team working skills through effective communication
Relevant scientific GCSE / A-Level / BTEC / BSc and / or relevant experience in industry
If you are looking for a role where you will receive first class training and have the opportunity to develop and progress, then we would like to hear from you!
Education / Qualifications :
GCSE’s or equivalent including Maths, English and Science
Team working skills
Effective communication skills
Ability to follow instructions
Previous laboratory support experience is desirable