Senior Lab Technician

Location Leicester
Discipline: Lab
Salary: £Up to £14.87 per annum
Contact name: Brenda Moore

Job ref: LEI456_1637319341
Published: 17 days ago

Fixed Term Contract

We're currently seeking Senior Lab Technician based in and around Leicester 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:

  • This position will be ideal for new graduates with experience working in a laboratory environment and a clear understanding of the health and safety protocols in a lab environment.
  • Process samples from receipt, through to sample processing and storage, in line with laboratory and quality management processes
  • Support testing within a specific section of the process (e.g. sample processing, RNA extraction, PCR preparation)
  • Work closely with Senior Lab technicians and Bioscientist Leads to identify issues in the lab to facilitate timely resolution
  • Work in accordance to laboratory SOPs and ensure high levels of cleanliness

What we're looking for:

This position will be ideal for new graduates with experience working in a laboratory environment and a clear understanding of the health and safety protocols in a lab environment.

  • Minimum of a B.Sc. (Hons) in Biological sciences/Molecular biology/genetics or a similar related discipline or relevant experience/training within in a similar technical/research post
  • 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 6 month contract

Working hours and shift times

The role will work on rotating day patterns (including some weekend work)

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.