Fixed Term Contract
We're currently seeking Mobile Lab Technicians based in and around the Lancashire, Yorkshire and Tyne and Wear areas 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 developing first-rate technical skills and setting your Scientific career up for future success.
You will be joining a supportive environment and will be provided with training and accreditation for the role and processes you are required to undertake.
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.
You will work as part of a team and carry out varied tasks including primary specimen preparation, RNA extraction and data manipulation using the laboratory networked computer system.
You'll need to ensure that processes are carried out safely, efficiently, and to the laboratory's required standards, performing the role in accordance with technical documents and SOPs compliant with the laboratory's accredited standards.
Actively participate in general laboratory duties including preparation of workstations at the start of a shift and cleaning down stations at the end of a shift. There will also be the requirement to store, retrieve and dispose of clinical specimens.
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.
In order to be successful in the role of Senior Biomedical Scientist, you'll need the following education, experience and skills:
- 1 year or more working in a laboratory setting
- Minimum of 1 science A-Level (or equivalent)
- GCSE Maths or English (or equivalent)
- Experience working in Biosafety Cabinets
- Previous experience in RNA extraction studies
- You must have a full Driving license & aged over 23 years (for insurance purposes) or older with full license to drive the support van back and forth to hub based in Newcastle
Strong negotiation skills with staff and external agencies and proven ability to achieve successful outcomes. In addition, the following education and experience are also desirable but not mandatory:
- Educated to degree level within a scientific discipline, or equivalent lab experience
- Degree in Biomedical Sciences
- HCPC registered
- Experience using and programming automated liquid platforms
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 require full flexibility and you must uphold a UK drivers license. Please speak to our team to learn more.
The main hubs will be located in the following areas Haydock Park, Newcastle and Leeds. 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.