Scientist (Genetic Sequencing) - Day Shift

Location Royal Leamington Spa
Discipline: Lab
Salary: ££30537 per annum + 10% Retention Bonus
Contact name: Nathan Mccarron

Job ref: RLS001_1635525640
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: ASAP

Fixed Term Contract

We're currently seeking Scientists (Genetic Sequencing) based in and around Warwickshire to work within a state of the art, high output diagnostics laboratory environment as part of the UK's NHS Test and Trace programme, helping society's return to a more normal way of life.

Gain invaluable experience and exposure to some of the country's most highly skilled individuals in the scientific community and join a supportive environment where training and accreditation (where relevant) will be provided for this role.

What you can expect:

  • As part of highly skilled, multi-disciplinary teams, the Scientist is a key role in running complex laboratory assays on human biological specimens in a Biosafety Level 2 facility according to good clinical practice, safety guidelines and relevant quality and data integrity requirements.

  • The Scientist will perform testing within a specific section of the patient testing process, from sample receipt, accessioning into LIMS, quantitative QC assessment, RNA conversion to cDNA, amplification, library preparation & QC, pooling & sequencing. The workflow will be learned manually, before moving to a highly automated, high throughput workflow utilising liquid handling automation systems.

What we're looking for:

This position will be ideal for new graduates (or final year students) with some experience working in a laboratory environment and a clear understanding of the health and safety protocols in a lab environment.

  • BSc Honours degree in biological or life sciences (we also welcome applications from students who are expected to graduate in 2021)

  • Experience in a laboratory setting (academic, clinical or industrial)

  • Experience of using a biosafety cabinet

  • A comprehensive understanding of health and safety protocols in a lab environment

  • Evidence of strong communication and team-working skills

  • Evidence of excellent attention to detail

In return:

You will receive a minimum 18-month contract with opportunity to go permanent and competitive rate of pay and a 10% retention bonus (paid at 9 and 18 months). Please note, successful candidates will be required to spend a minimum 3 weeks in training working flexible day patterns (including some weekends) before transitioning onto your shift.

Working hours and shift times

The role will work on rotating day patterns (including some weekend work) with flexible start times.

If you would like to request any reasonable adjustments around start times, working additional hours, learning about different shifts or future opportunities around securing a permanent position, please speak to the team to learn more about how we can accommodate you.

Compliance checks
Please be aware that Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) including a media check is the required level of screening for all staff working at the Leamington Spa Laboratory.

Diversity at NHS Test and Trace
You will be joining a diverse and hugely welcoming team that reflects the communities we serve. We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and empowering them to contribute fully at work.

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

Please note: Impellam Group is working in partnership with NHS Test and Trace, so you will be employed on a fixed-term employment basis with an Employing Agency (either SRG, Medacs, Lorien or Blue Arrow) within Impellam Group, in line with contractual employment terms and conditions set out by the respective Employing Agency, and not directly employed by NHS Test and Trace.