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Laboratory Project Technician

05 Feb 2018
2M Employment Solutions Limited
£19,019 to £21,141 pa
Stockport,Cheshire,United Kingdom
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Laboratory Project Technician
UK Biobank, Stockport
Salary range - £19,019 increasing to £21,441 upon completion of training
Permanent Full Time role – Monday to Sunday - 38.5 hours per week 5 shifts per week.

The Organisation
UK Biobank is a major national health resource set up with the aim of improving the prevention, diagnosis and
treatment of a wide range of serious and life-threatening illnesses. Between 2006 and 2010, UK Biobank recruited over 500,000 volunteers from across the country to take part; all donated biological samples for future analysis, provided detailed information about themselves, and agreed to have their health followed. Enhancement projects are now underway to add further value to the resource. UK Biobank was established with the backing of a number of major funding bodies and is a registered charity. Whilst we are physically headquartered in Cheadle, direction and strategy take input from senior academics and other experts from across the UK and around the world.

The Role
UK Biobank is looking to recruit a Laboratory Project Technician (LPT) on a permanent basis to join the core Laboratory Project (LP) Team. This is an exciting time to join the organisation, with a rise in researcher’s requesting access to samples and/or data from the resource. The core laboratory team supports all laboratory projects at UK Biobank including, but not limited to current and future sample enhancement projects, processing of samples for researcher access requests, method/process development for pilot laboratory projects, maintenance of laboratory and storage equipment, user acceptance testing of new laboratory processes, troubleshooting, development of standard operating procedures (SOP), laboratory staff training and auditing. The LPT will work closely alongside the Laboratory Project Officers (LPOs), Senior Project Manager, Laboratory Quality and Training Officer and Laboratory Manager to maintain and improve laboratory processes and to assist in project set-up, implementation and operation.

To succeed in this role you will need to have the following skills, traits and knowledge:

Essential Criteria:
• You must have a BSc in a relevant scientific life sciences area
• Previous experience of working in a laboratory
• Proficient user of Microsoft Word and Excel
• Ability to work and think methodically
• Excellent attention to detail
• Pro-active attitude
• Ability to manage own workload and prioritise tasks
• Enjoys working in a small team
• An eagerness to learn new laboratory skills

Desirable Criteria:
• Experience of working in a laboratory flexibly across multiple projects/assays
• Experience of using automated liquid handling systems
• Experience of extracting DNA/normalisation
• Experience of shipping biological samples
• Experience of document review / writing laboratory documents
• Experience of training/mentoring others
• Experience of auditing
• Experience of maintaining laboratory equipment
• Trained in ISO17025/ISO9001 auditing
• Full clean UK driving licence

To apply for this position, please send your CV and covering letter, specifically detailing how you meet the above criteria with examples by clicking 'Apply'. The closing date for this position is 5pm on 19th February 2018.

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