Apprenticeship - Laboratory Technician

Harrogate, England, gb
Company: Covance Inc
Category: Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Published on 2021-06-15 06:00:41

Job Overview:

Covance by Labcorp is a leading global life sciences company with a mission to improve health and improve lives. Combining world-class diagnostic solutions with its drug development business, Covance, Labcorp’s cutting-edge technologies, unparalleled data, and growing menu of standard and highly-specialized tests not only inform and empower patients and providers but help medical, biotech, and pharmaceutical companies transform ideas into innovations. Labcorp’s 65,000+ employees are pursuing critical advances in science and changing the delivery of healthcare while advancing essential vaccines, cancer-fighting breakthroughs, and life-changing treatments for rare diseases.

Advancing healthcare from the laboratory through the clinic requires many different strengths, experiences and perspectives of our exceptional people around the world. Explore our wide range of diverse opportunities and rewarding career pathways and see how you can work with an energizing purpose to discover your extraordinary potential.

Apprenticeship Program:

Exciting Opportunity to be part of the Covance by Labcorp 2021 Apprenticeship Program in Harrogate. As an Apprentice Laboratory Technician within Covance, you will play an integral role in supporting all aspects of laboratory and study support functions for our testing and development work. Following a comprehensive induction process and carefully-tailored training program, you will acquire a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of clinical trials and bringing miracles of medicine to market.

Capitalize on a dedicated training and development program that will support your scientific and professional career aspirations, and take pride in delivering scientific work that helps save the lives of millions of people around the world. 

We have Opportunities in the following departments:

Genetic Toxicology - Looks at mutations and damage caused by test articles at the genetic level. This is tested on a range of cell lines by small specialist teams within the department. Genetic toxicology is one of the first phases of testing in the drug development process so we get to work on a wide range of test articles which makes the job diverse and challenging

Necropsy - Specialising in the accurate and efficient dissection of organs from a range of species. The apprenticeship program is well established and trains individuals in physical dissection skills, as well as a knowledge of Good Laboratory Practice and laboratory responsibilities.

Animal House Ops - Provide assistance and support with the day to day care of animals. Following a comprehensive induction process and carefully tailored training program you will acquire a comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of animal care and animal husbandry in a range of different species

BioPharmCMC - Covers a wide range of pharmaceutical analysis methodologies and spans the drug development timeline. The laboratory technician team are a central role ensuring smooth and continuous operation of regulated laboratories

Histology - Fast-paced laboratory based working environment. Histology processes tissues to produce stained slides for Pathology to evaluate. Histology uses manual and automated procedures to reach very high production levels so we are looking for individuals who are manually dexterous and have a real drive to succeed.

You will learn the following:

  • Routine and one-off laboratory testing and how to perform a variety of technical laboratory techniques;
  • Work both individually and as part of the laboratory team;
  • Work with minimum supervision, taking responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work that is undertaken;
  • Work safely in the laboratory, maintaining excellent housekeeping whilst following appropriate safety, environment and risk management systems;
  • Ensure the laboratory is well-stocked and resourced and be able to maintain good accurate written records of work carried out;
  • Follow quality procedures to meet the requirements of quality standards relevant to the workplace;
  • Develop and apply your theoretical knowledge of relevant science and technology;
  • Tissue recognition, cutting, staining and microscopy; and its associated data management
  • Preparation and recording a wide variety of formulations for Toxicology studies
  • What you'll receive:

  • You'll undertake an Advanced Apprenticeship in Laboratory Technician over the course of 24 months,
  • You will study for a HNC
  • An IOSH Managing Safely certificate
  • A chance to Act as an Ambassador across Yorkshire for Science roles,
  • A salary of £13,500 in your first year rising progressively as you progress based on performance
  • A generous benefits and holiday package
  • Progression opportunities and a chance to work on ground breaking trials
  • Minimum Criterial:

  • An A-level in Biology or Chemistry preferred but not essential, or relevant work Experience or a level 3 science based qualification,
  • A passion for science,
  • A willingness to learn,
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team,
  • Great attention to detail,
  • Good communication skills
  • Start date: September 2021





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