Job Position:  Laboratory Technician

Reports to:  Operations Project Manager

Department:  Operations

Date: 06 Aug 21

Permanent, Full time, 20 days holiday plus statutory holidays

We offer a competitive salary, autoenrollment in a pension scheme (5% contribution by the company), free car parking and a choice to enroll within a medical insurance scheme.

 

Purpose

The job involves in a variety of laboratory-based processes, including receiving and analyzing samples, executing laboratory testing according to standard procedures.

It will involve recording and analyzing results as part of Operations team. Providing all the required technical support to enable the laboratory to function effectively, while adhering to correct procedures and health and safety guidelines.

 

Essential Functions to be Successful in this Position (weighted)

1) Laboratory procedures 70%

Carry out molecular biological techniques such as biological sample preparation for 3C extractions DNA extraction and sequencing, PCR, qPCR, and blood quality control following standard operational procedures.

Performing project-based work to ensure that all work for specific projects is performed either alone or as part of a team.

Communicate laboratory results in written and verbal form.

Ensure laboratory cleanliness.

Involved in equipment maintenance, calibration, and general lab maintenance

2) Documentation Procedures 30%

Assisting in the preparation for experiments and other laboratory-based work, and the preparation of all associated documentation required for experimental, regulatory and certification purposes.

Maintaining laboratory safety standards and working practices, and the development and implementation of improved working practices

Update SOPs and Work Instructions as required.

 

 

Background

·      Candidates will be BSc educated or equivalent in a biological science related subject and have an interest and good knowledge of molecular biology.

·      A minimum of 1-2 years laboratory experience.

·      Confident user of standard IT packages (MS Word, Excel, etc).

·      Knowledge of microarray procedures an advantage

·      Excellent written and oral communication skills

 

Please note no recruitment agencies

 

Please submit CV and Cover letter to:

humanresources@oxfordbiodynamics.com