Animal Facility Assistant - Weekends
- Covance Laboratories Ltd
- Pharmaceutical & Science
- Contract Type
- Full Time
Company description: Covance by Labcorp is the drug development business of Labcorp, where we believe in the power of science to change lives. Labcorp is a leading global life sciences company that provides vital information to help doctors, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, researchers, and patients make clear and confident decisions. Through our unparalleled diagnostics and drug development capabilities, we provide insights and accelerate innovations to improve health and improve lives. Here, you can join our more than 75,000 employees, serving clients in more than 100 countries, as we work together to transform approaches to patient care. Job description: Are you passionate about caring for animals? Do you want to be a part of the world's leading drug development company? At Covance in Huntingdon, we are looking to recruit an Animal Care Assistant to join our expanding team. Job responsibilities include: Daily welfare checks. Provision of adequate fresh food and water. Providing animals with environmental enrichment through play and exercise. Ensuring enclosures are cleaned in accordance with clear instructions and maintained to the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness. Covance has helped pharmaceutical and biotech companies develop one-third of all prescription medicines in the market today. Chances are, you or someone you know has benefitted from a medicine or medical device that Covance helped develop. Required profile: Education/Qualifications: Basic Literacy and Numeracy skills Experience: The ability to learn and have empathy with the animals, as well as the capability to develop the requisite skills Previous experience of working with or handling animals is beneficial What we offer: Animal Care Assistants work both Saturdays and Sundays and receive excellent rates of pay. Animal Science and Technology qualifications, as well as structured career progression. Many of our full-time employees started their careers as Animal Facility Assistants and have progressed to become senior team members and managers.