Fixed Term Contract - Full Time
We're currently seeking Plymouth based Laboratory Technicians to work within a 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.
A laboratory technician is part of a clinical support team whose purpose is to provide timely and accurate high quality scientific information that will assist service users from the hospital and community, in the establishment of a clinical diagnosis.
The poster holder will use practical skills to carry out tasks associated with the pre-analytical preparation of specimens within the COVID Hub Laboratory. Full training and supervision will be provided, cross training between teams is also available where time and staffing permits
- Keen attention to detail
- Process driven and able to carry out duties according to prescribed procedures
- Effective computer and keyboard skills
- Organised and methodical
- Ability to work under pressure and prioritise work
- Good communication skills
- Self-organisation and the ability to prioritise
- Ability to work independently but know when to seek assistance from team leaders/seniors
- Previous experience working within a scientific, technological, manufacturing, or process driven environment
As well as a competitive rate of pay of £12.82 / hour (with an uplift applied for nights to £15.64/Hr).
You'll receive comprehensive training on relevant lab procedures and equipment during induction.
This role works on a shift pattern of 8am-8pm days and 8pm-8am nights. With 4 days on 4 days off. This will change monthly. Therefore, a month of days and a month of nights.
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.