Covance Lab Analyst I Biotech in Harrogate, United Kingdom

Job Overview

The individual has a responsibility to work with QC Scientists (QC SCi) where appropriate to conduct all work in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, and specifically those regulations (GLP and or GCP / and or GMP) specified in the study plans, protocols, or work agreements governing the work in which they are involved, being a point of contact for analysts and clients and ensuring that client deadlines are met. They are also responsible for the efficient completion of analytical procedures within BioCMC.

To provide study supervision and operational support necessary for the performance of a wide variety of studies carried out in BioCMC. Will supervise and participate in a wide range of analytical techniques & procedures. Will work closely with QC SCi to ensure studies are performed according to scientific and technical standards and in a timely and cost effective manner. Will provide guidance to more junior members of staff in all aspects of laboratory work including routine assays and assistance with trouble shooting and method validation work.

As required, the post holder will be expected to provide appropriate procedural and technical training for BioCMC staff to develop specific study capabilities. The individual should maintain a track of study activity and strive to keep projects on schedule.

Reports to Laboratory Systems Coordinator on a daily basis (a permanent change of supervisor will be documented in training records) and to the relevant QC SCi on a study specific basis.

The post holder will ensure adherence to the BioCMC SOPs and will be responsible for completion of all relevant documentation.

Education / Qualifications

The post holder should ideally have a relevant scientific degree and/or an appropriate amount of laboratory experience.

  • The ability to get things done by influencing others (both internal and external).

  • Up to date knowledge of regulatory guidelines.

  • Knowledge of capabilities and expertise of the Covance organisation and companies that may provide support services.

  • Commercial awareness, interpersonal and negotiating skills.

  • Learn and maintain knowledge of process excellence, tools and activities.


  • The post holder should typically have:

  • Computing skills, including word processing and use of spreadsheets (e.g. Word, Excel).

  • In-depth understanding of Health and Safety policies, Company Policies and Procedures, a working knowledge of ISO (accreditation and application), and an in-depth understanding of the GxPs.

  • The post holder should be able to communicate effectively at all levels with other Covance employees, as well as external clients, suppliers, etc.

Job Number 2018-17188

Job Category Scientific Bachelor's Degree

Position Type Full-Time

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