Laboratory Technician

Location Milton Keynes
Discipline: Lab
Salary: £Up to £12.86 per hour
Contact name: Thandiwe Major

Job ref: MTK111_1632131280
Published: 11 months ago
Startdate: ASAP

Fixed Term Contract

We're currently seeking Laboratory Technicians based in and around Milton Keynes 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 in a fast-paced and dynamic laboratory environment.

​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:

​As a Laboratory Technician you will be responsible for managing of samples from receipt through to sample processing and storage in line with laboratory processes, processing samples using Tecans, processing samples on the Kingfisher section, cleaning the laboratory, report equipment/process issues in accordance with relevant SOPs, working in accordance to laboratory SOPs and quality standards and any other reasonable task to deliver against the targets of all projects based at UK Biocenter. This is a key role within the laboratory and will involve liaising with Lab Operations Managers, Shift Managers and Section Leads to ensure the laboratory is always fully functional and can meet the throughput of the requirements of the projects.

A Laboratory Technician role will suit a proven team player, with experience of working in a fast-paced environment who is keen to develop their knowledge and skills

Your experience:

  • Good standard of general education GCSE science, maths, or English (or equivalent)

  • Experience of working within a high throughput processing environment

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Ability to work and think methodically

  • Experience of working in a team to achieve an end goal

  • Ability to work 12-hour day/night shift patterns

  • Experience of working to quality management standards

In return:

As well as a competitive rate of pay you'll receive comprehensive training on relevant lab procedures and equipment, with fantastic benefits. Please speak to our team to learn more.

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

This is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity to join a team of highly skilled individuals, all focused 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.