Job OverviewCompany Overview: 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. Global Internship Program: Exciting Opportunity to be part of the LabCorp/Covance 2021 Global Internship Program as a Genetic Toxicology Intern in Harrogate. We offer real work assignments that compliment an education in STEM+ Healthcare disciplines, are challenging and recognized to the organization as valuable. In addition, we encourage professional development and career exploration through program workshops, each designed to help students prepare for a thriving career in our industry. In addition to departmental and professional development work, our interns have the opportunity: - To showcase their work to senior management, their supervisor and mentors - Participate in a group philanthropic project as part of our dedication to the community 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. About the Team: Genetic toxicology is the study of the effects of chemical and physical agents on genetic material with the aim to evaluate their potential to cause genotoxic or mutagenic events. The assays conducted in the department are used to assess the potential of a substance to cause DNA damage by investigating its ability to cause increases in DNA strand breaks, point mutations and chromosome breaks and/or chromosome loss. Internship Assignment Summary: To provide assistance in the performing and data recording of any aspects of departmental assays, both in vitro and in vivo where applicable, in compliance with appropriate SOPs, GLPs, and regulatory guidelines. Duties include routine procedures and housekeeping duties associated with the day to day running of the laboratory areas - Responsibility to maintain lab cleanliness, supplies and tidiness (cleaning, calibrations, reagent prep and disposal, waste disposal etc.) - Assists to maintain laboratory equipment, equipment records within laboratory areas - Assists in the production of laboratory work sheets for standard assays - Assists in the preparation and performance of standard assay(s) in base lab area - Assists in the accurate recording and data checking of study and laboratory raw data
Education/QualificationsWorking towards bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences, Biology, Genetics, Microbiology or similar.
Experience- Communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills. - Excellent attention to detail. - Ability to accurately read, record, and communicate information. - Ability to perform mathematical calculations. - Familiarity with standard spreadsheet and word-processing software applications - Communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills. - Knowledge and understanding of GLP and aseptic techniques would be advantageous.
Source : Covance