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Company: Covance
Location: Eye, United Kingdom
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Job Overview

Are you interested in a career in Science?

Do you want the opportunity work for a global organisation who strive to make a difference to people's everyday lives by bringing essential products to the market?

Then we are looking for you!

As one of the world's premier Contract Research Organisations, Covance's mission is to help build a healthier and safer world by providing research services for a multitude of organizations.

As an Apprentice PLS Technician within the Histology team based in Eye, Suffolk your responsibilities will be:


  • Dissection of tissues (multiple species).
  • Decalcification of bone tissues.
  • Processing and embedding of tissues.
  • Processor operation and routine maintenance.
  • Sectioning of tissues and mounting onto glass slides.
  • Staining and coverslipping of slides.
  • Quality inspection of slides.


  • Performs routine macroscopic necropsy techniques for all species.
  • Trim and retain all organs from all species.
  • Performs caesarean necropsy techniques.
  • Performs external and visceral fetal examinations.
  • Performs non-routine tasks such as freezing tissues.

Sperm Analysis

  • Preparation of consumables e.g. slides washing, pot filling.
  • Sample preparation for routine sperm analyses.
  • Staining and coverslipping of slides.

Fetal Pathology

  • Preparation of reagents and sample processing for skeletal examinations.
  • Prepare Bouins fixed rat/mouse fetuses and rabbit head serial sections using a freehand serial sectioning technique.
  • Specimen archiving.

If are looking for a role where you will receive first class training and have the opportunity to develop and progress, then we would like to hear from you!


5 GCSEs A*-C (or equivalent) including English, Science and Maths


To be eligible for this vacancy, you must have:

  • Team working skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Manual dexterity
  • Good organisational skills and attention to detail
  • An interest in a Scientific career

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