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Laboratory Technician/Assistant
Abingdon, South East

Our client is looking for a Laboratory Technician/Assistant to start as soon as possible at their newly refurbished facility. Previous laboratory experience is essential (biological/biomedical background preferred). The candidate should have good practical and troubleshooting skills, and be experienced in the day to day running of a lab.

The overall role will be to assist the Head of Biomarker Development in ensuring the smooth day to day running of the laboratory with duties including:
• Acting as primary contact for all incoming lab-directed communications (phone calls and emails)
• Liaising with contractors where necessary
• Cataloguing and maintaining appropriate stocks of all laboratory supplies, ensuring they are managed within budget
• Generating, updating and maintaining laboratory operating procedures and relevant documentation
• Carrying out risk and COSHH assessments
• Maintaining, calibrating, cleaning and testing of equipment
• Ensuring health and safety standards are maintained
• Assisting with experiments, including reagent preparation
• Collecting, preparing and/or testing of samples
• Monitoring and arranging for collection of laboratory waste
• Ensuring equipment maintenance schedules are carried out

This is an interesting role encompassing a wide range of skills that would suit a candidate who is proactive, can work independently yet also be team-player. The post offers the opportunity of working within a fast-paced research lab environment with an exciting and novel approach to understanding and treating Alzheimer’s disease. The successful candidate will be part of the scientific group, complemented by a strong management team who oversee the general administrative affairs of the company.

• Excellent organisational and time management skills
• Attention to detail
• Strong problem-solving skills
• Highly motivated and ability to prioritise efficiently
• Ability to work independently or as part of a team
• Enthusiastic and reliable
• A sound familiarity with IT
• Good communication skills

To proceed with your application for this role, simply apply to this advert, or alternatively you can send your most recent up to date CV to

Please note, only successful candidates will be contacted. All successful applications are subject to S3 Science’s stringent vetting and security checks.

S3 Science is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.

Salary: 17000 - £19,000 Depending on experience
Date Posted: 16/04/2018
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