Medical Laboratory Assistant

Location Ipswich
Discipline: Lab
Salary: £ £10.2 - £14.87 per hour
Contact name: Nathan Mccarron

Job ref: IPS0001_1613757118
Published: 10 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

Fixed Term Contract

We're currently seeking Medical Laboratory Assistants based in and around Ipswich 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 positioning your Scientific career for further success and growth.

If of interest and you meet the criteria of the below, please apply via the following link -

Your responsibilities:

As an MLA, you will be responsible for sample receipt, numbering and data entry on to the computer system. Make judgements in accordance with policies and procedures to identify, action and report mislabelled or mislaid specimens, unsuitable sample or process failure.

Day to day activities in your role as an MLA will include:

  • Under supervision, perform a range of laboratory activities accurately and efficiently.

  • Supports quality control processes.

  • Participate in the day to day management of stock control and usage.

  • Assist in the introduction of new processes and systems.

  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment.

  • Use equipment in a safe manner and report any equipment faults to a more senior member of staff.

  • Participate in processing samples for Research and Development, clinical trials and equipment testing.

Your experience:

In order to be successful in the role of our MLA, you'll need the following education, experience and skills:


  • BSc in a relevant Scientific discipline


  • Practical experience of working in a Biomedical Science laboratory
  • Knowledge of Pathology IT systems
  • Knowledge of Quality Management Systems
  • Willingness to undertake cross training to extend skill set to deliver role
  • Good communication skills,
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills - can work as part of a team.
  • Ability to concentrate for prolonged periods of time
  • Manual dexterity appropriate to activities associated with post

In return:

You will 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 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 via