Laboratory Analyst

Location Devon
Discipline: Lab Management
Salary: ££23.47 - £28.63 per hour
Contact name: Thandiwe Major

Job ref: PLY579_1613995556
Published: 3 months ago
Startdate: ASAP

Fixed Term Contract

We're currently seeking Laboratory Analyst's based in Plymouth to work within a state of the art, high output diagnostics laboratory environment as part of the UK's NHS Test and Trace programme.

As well as playing a vital role in supporting society's return to a more normal way of life by helping to break the chains of COVID-19 transmission, you will also gain invaluable experience and exposure to some of the country's most highly skilled individuals in the scientific community.

This represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to go above and beyond to support public health, while also extending your already accomplished technical skills and positioning your Scientific career for further success and growth.

Your Responsibilities

You will be Interpreting highly complex data to whilst using the labs IT system to verify and confirm results for COVID-19 test results.

On a daily basis, you will be analysing Real Time PCR data, which has been generated by the clinical laboratory team to provide results of the COVID-19 diagnosis.

You will provide assurance to the Laboratory Senior Management team, through data analysis of the credibility of test results produced within the laboratory daily.

One of your primary responsibilities will be working alongside the Laboratory Shift Manager & Lead Scientist in the management of the laboratory.

To be responsible for the production of all standing operational procedures, protocols and policies within the section, and ensure that they are maintained, reviewed and updated when necessary.

In order to be successful, you'll need the following education, experience and skills:


  • Educated to BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences or equivalent qualification acceptable to the Institute of Biomedical Sciences and the Health Professions Council for registration.


As a Lab Analyst, you will have extensive experience in an understanding of the meaning of results to enable authorisation and appropriate action in dealing with abnormal or unusual results.

A working knowledge and practical application of the departments IT systems.

Experience in a laboratory preferably in molecular or microbiology.

In addition, the following education and experience are also desirable but not mandatory:


  • A willingness to undertake study leading to qualifications required for career advancement
  • State registration with Health Professions Council as a Biomedical Scientist.

Please note that as a Lab Analyst, you are not required to have extensive experience across all of the desirable competencies described above, but applicants are expected to have relevant experience for the competency which they would oversee.

In Return:

As well as a competitive rate of pay (with an uplift applied for night working and end of contract bonus), you'll receive comprehensive training on relevant lab procedures and equipment.

This role will work on a shift pattern and will include day, evening and weekend shifts. Please speak to our team to learn more.

You will also be joining a diverse and hugely welcoming team. Diversity at NHS Test and Trace is about reflecting the communities we serve, holding the principles of equality and inclusion at the heart of everything we do and all that we stand for, embracing differences, creating possibilities, and growing together. We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our purpose.

This is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity to join a team of highly skilled individuals, all focussed on delivering the best possible outcome.

If you're ready for a new challenge and want to be part of the team delivering this essential lab work, please apply today.