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Laboratory Technician

  • Location

    Oxfordshire

  • Sector:

    Scientific

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £18000 - £20000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Georgina Gardner

  • Contact email:

    georginag@scantec.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8948

  • Job ref:

    079680

  • Published:

    5 days ago

  • Duration:

    n/a

  • Expiry date:

    2018-05-15

  • Start date:

    2018-06-17

Laboratory Technician

Oxfordshire
£18,000 - £20,000
9 month Fixed Term Contract

Scantec have an excellent opportunity for a Laboratory Technician to join a Pharmaceutical company based in Oxfordshire. In this role you will provide a quality and timely sample supply service by storing, retrieving, weighing, solubilising, dispensing, despatching and delivering samples in appropriate formats with the relevant information as required.

Duties for this role include:
  • Operate Sample Management information systems, to include sample registrations, sample requesting, order processing, despatching and provisioning of sample information for all requests.
  • Work with the team to deliver quality and timely weighing, solubilisation and assay ready plates, in accordance with service level agreements.
  • Accurately weigh requested samples according to priority and handling codes, ensuring balances are calibrated, minimum stock is dispensed, and the necessary packaging and documentation are provided for recipients.
  • Operate liquid handling automation to create high quality liquid samples, ensuring quality assurance (QA) protocols are carried out at specified intervals and any deviations are rectified or escalated for immediate investigation.
  • Operate manual solid stores and automated liquid stores for sample storage and retrieval. Complete automation fault finding, fixing or escalation for immediate investigation.
  • Operate high and low volume automated liquid processing platforms to deliver high quality assay ready plates to recipients ensuring QA protocols are carried out at specified intervals and any deviations are rectified or escalated for immediate investigation.
  • Complete on-site sample collection and delivery, and prepare the necessary documentation for external sample despatches; ensure shipments meet all service level agreements.

In order to be considered for this role candidates must have:
  • Experience in the use of balances, fume hoods, and basic chemical handling procedures.
  • Experience in the use of automated liquid handling equipment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent Excel and Word skills.
  • Ability to use own initiative and work independently.


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