Covance Research Assistant / Study Technician -Pathology in Greenfield, Indiana

Job Overview

Research Assistant / Study Technician - Pathology

Are you ready to use your necropsy and/or histology experience in a team-focused setting to advance medicine?

As a Senior Study Technician (Laboratory Technician) - Pathology, you will perform necropsy or histology tasks on a variety of laboratory animal models. While ensuring compliance with the appropriate SOPs, Good Laboratory Practices, and regulatory guidelines, you will:

  • Perform tissue collections and gross observations

  • Trim wet tissues and embed into paraffin

  • Microtome and QC H&E slides

  • Maintain facilities for AAALAC compliance

HT (ASCP) certification preferred, but not required. We offer a training program to prepare for HT (ASCP) certification.

This position is in Greenfield, IN.

Job Summary :

  • Performs necropsy and/or histology tasks on a variety of laboratory animals in compliance with the appropriate SOPs, GLPs, and regulatory guidelines

  • Monitors animal health and welfare in compliance with the Animal Health and Welfare Act and help maintain facilities for AAALAC compliance

Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Trim wet tissues

  • Embed tissues into paraffin

  • Performs duties of necropsy and/or histology

  • Performs necropsy and/or histology study responsibilities

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Report all animal care concerns and become involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action, when necessary

Principal Contacts

  • Internal: Lab Assistants, Study Technicians, Supervisor, Manager

  • External: Study Directors, Study Toxicologists, Study Coordinators



2-4 years of related experience



  • Verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrates teamwork and leadership skills

  • Data documentation and QC skills

  • Problem solving skills

  • Ability to structure and manage workloads without direct supervision

Working Conditions:

  • Exposure to 10% Neutral Buffered Formalin and other common histology chemicals

  • Work with other potentially hazardous substances not limited to known/potential teratogens or carcinogens and/or radio-labeled test materials

  • Exposure to rodents, rabbits, canines, primates and other common laboratory animals

  • Works within vivarium, histology laboratories, common office areas

Special Factors:

  • Mandatory immunizations and screening as required

  • Overtime and weekend work as required

  • Work requires PPE (personal protective equipment)

  • Position entails repetitive motion

  • Must be able to work in a laboratory setting with laboratory animals


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences

  • Associate Degree in Histology, Laboratory Animals Technology or Veterinary Technology AND (at least 6 months relevant experience)


  • Bachelor Degree - No experience needed (academic laboratory experience is great)

  • Associate Degree - At least six months relevant experience

Job Number 2018-26073

Job Category Scientific Mid-Level

Position Type Full-Time

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