Laboratory Assistant

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Scientific Bachelor's Degree
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Job Overview

Covance is looking for a Laboratory Technician for its Greenfield, IN site.


This is an entry level role with opportunity to grow! Great Benefits including medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement and 21 days paid time off.


As a Research Technician job duties include:

•Collaboration across components

•Ensures that studies are conducted according to protocol, standard operating procedure documents, and government regulations

•Can interpret and understand a basic protocol

•Basic understanding of good research practice (GRP) principles

•Performs a data review of study materials with minimal quality control (QC) findings and understands the level of a quality assurance (QA) audit

•Maintains client confidentiality at all times

•Aware of inspection process, e.g., member of inspection team, inspection ready, correcting inspection findings

•May be involved in Process Excellence initiatives

•Effectively manages time and resources, e.g., equipment, rooms, feed, environmental requirements, study supplies

•May perform anesthesia/sedation •Appropriately identifies animals(associated with assigned area)

•May be proficient in aseptic techniques (associated with assigned area)

•Knowledgeable in basic clinical signs (associated with assigned area)

•Can perform basic measurements (associated with assigned area), e.g., body weight, food consumption, tumor size, body temp, behavioral, blood pressure, glucometer, QNMR, VCT, urine, feces

•Can perform various bleeding techniques (associated with assigned species), e.g., tail clip, jugular, orbital, vena cava, aorta, femoral, cephalic, saphenous, dried blood spot, OGTT, STZ, cannula, cardiac

•Operates various data collection systems

•Performs various dosing techniques (associated with assigned area)

•Performs various methods of euthanasia (associated with assigned area)

•Handles animals and is knowledgeable in proper restraint methods

•Performs animal husbandry duties

•May perform non histological tissue collections (associated with assigned area)

•Can appropriately verify gender of various species

•Proficient in standard blood processing

•Performs other related duties as assigned




Associate degree with laboratory experience or Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

Must be able to work in a laboratory environment


Minimum Required:

Basic computer knowledge.

Basic math skills

Ability to accurately read and record information.


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