Shift Supervisor (PCR, Accessioning, Extraction, and Sign Out)

Location Devon
Discipline: Lab
Salary: £ Up to £23.47 per hour
Contact name: Nathan Mccarron

Job ref: PLY003_1613756825
Published: 10 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

Fixed Term Contract

We're currently seeking Plymouth-based Laboratory Shift Supervisors across PCR, Accessioning, Extraction, and Sign Out activities 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 extending your already accomplished technical skills and positioning your Scientific career for further success and growth.

If you meet the criteria below, please apply via https://bit.ly/34DZEaT.

Your responsibilities:

  • The supervision and support of a team carrying RNA extraction on high throughput COVID 10 test samples.
  • To be responsible for the efficient running of a designated section of the laboratory by acting as technical and supervisory lead in the Extraction section of the Laboratory.
  • To ensure the department maintains the required standards by necessary training and supervision of all staff in the allocated section and other areas of the laboratory if appropriate.
  • To take responsibility for the management and coordination of a defined section of the department with specific reference to the implementation and maintenance of Health & Safety issues, Quality Systems, including all accreditation standards and Personnel matters.
  • To assist the Laboratory Shift Manager & Lead Scientist in the management of the laboratory
  • The post holder will direct high complexity laboratory operations including decision making, response to problems, identifying errors and taking corrective action during their allocated shift.
  • The post holder will directly manage a group of Biomedical Scientists and support staff , contributing to good employee relationships and providing for staff development. The post holder will be responsible for performing regular performance reviews.

Your experience:

Successful candidates need to have:

  • Education to BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences or equivalent qualification
  • An understanding of the meaning of results to enable authorisation and appropriate action in dealing with abnormal or unusual results
  • A working knowledge and practical application of the departments IT systems
  • Experience in a laboratory preferably in molecular or microbiology.
  • Team leadership skills
  • Computer literacy, with a working knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Experience in writing Standard Operating Procedures

  • Experience of UKAS ISO 15189 Accreditation, audit and management

In return:

As well as a competitive rate of pay (with an uplift applied for night working), you'll receive comprehensive training on relevant lab procedures and equipment.

This role will work on a shift pattern and will include day, evening and weekend shifts. Please speak to our team to learn more.

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.

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.

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 https://bit.ly/34DZEaT.