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Technical Associate

Job Ref. ERA-24113
Job Title Technical Associate
Region Yorkshire
Location Harrogate
Salary £18,000-£22,000
Sector Healthcare
As a Licensed Animal Technician at Covance, you can make a difference, not only by helping to deliver life-saving and life-enhancing medicines to people around the world, but also by ensuring that we realise our ambitions to become a truly great company. We are committed to delighting our service-users with the broadest and best service portfolio in our industry and constantly seek to find new ways to deliver added value to their businesses.
Based at our key Early Development site in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, you will enjoy a position at the very forefront of our toxicology operations. Indeed, as a personal licence holder, you will be provided with the opportunity to leverage your procedural expertise and professional enthusiasm to ensure the accurate collection and recording of scientific data – in-line with the requirements of our clients’ drug development studies
Working within a leading Contract Research Organisation, your responsibilities will include:
Contributing towards the set up and practical delivery of in–vivo studies.
Performing regulated procedures in-line with the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.
Carrying out husbandry duties to ensure the cleanliness of all operational areas.
Ensuring that all studies are in full compliance with protocols, departmental best practice, company policy and client expectations.
Working in conjunction with the Team Leader/Deputy to ensure the efficient scheduling of study related work.
Liaising with Data Managers to enable the accurate collation of study related data.
Participating in client site visits, where appropriate
Assisting, as required, with the review of standard operating procedures.
The key skills and educational/experience-related criteria for this position are as follows:
A current Home Office Personal Licence or sufficient related experience to justify a Personal Licence application.
Ideally an Institute of Animal Technology, BTEC, National/Higher National Diploma, BSc or equivalent level qualification in an animal-related subject.
Extensive professional experience gained from working with one or more species group (e.g. rodents, canines, primates, etc.).
A team-orientated approach, together with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
A high level of attention to detail, conducive to the delivery of timely and accurate data.
A commitment to ongoing professional development, including a willingness to acquire and utilise new skills, in-line with business demands.
At Covance, we understand that our greatest resource is our people. We value their every contribution and seek to ensure that they are rewarded with a stimulating and challenging working environment, filled with bright and interesting colleagues. But that’s not all. Regardless of your position at Covance, we respect and appreciate individual dignity and diversity; making for a truly enjoyable and rewarding setting in which to drive your career forwards
Covance’s ongoing success offers team members unsurpassed growth and career development opportunities. There is no better time to join us!
Educational standard should include an Institute of Animal Technology qualification and may include a relevant BTEC National/Higher National Diploma or relevant degree.
A Home Office Personal License is required.
The post holder would be expected to have experience working with animals and may hold relevant qualifications
To apply for this position please apply directly to the Covance website.www.covancecareers.com quoting ref no: 24113.

If you are interested in this position, please apply below.

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