Location Walton-on-Thames
Job type Permanent
Salary £25000 - £34000 per annum
Reference 24119-1
Date posted September 10, 2020

Molecular Scientists, PHD Graduates and Senior Laboratory Technicians join the national endeavour to help combat Covid-19. 

Maxxima are currently recruiting for candidates to work as a Senior Laboratory Technician to undertake Covid-19 testing for Test and Trace across various labs in the country.

The successful candidate will be ideally have three year's experience in a diagnostic, industrial or academic setting. Senior Laboratory Technicians should be comfortable supervising junior staff and troubleshooting processes to ensure that all laboratory processes and procedures are carried out in line with the laboratory accreditation specifications. undertaking molecular and laboratory techniques including:

Essential Skills

- Supervision and in depth knowledge of RNA Extraction
- Troubleshooting and Setting up qPCR (ideally at 384 well scale and programming machines)
- Experience working in Biosafety cabinets

Principle Responsibilities

- Line managing Laboratory Technicians in a specific section (Sample Prep/ RNA extraction/ PCR/ Alternative assays)
- Maintaining laboratory procedures in line with ISO15189:2012 / ISO17025:2019 laboratory accreditation specification

Desirable Skills
- Experience with Viral RNA testing using (RT) PCR methodology or end-point PCR
- Using TECAN liquid handling robots
-  Cat 2/3 Level experience with human biological Samples
- Immunoassay experience
- LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) Experience

The Pay rate for this role is between £25k to £34k per annum

Requirements of this Senior Laboratory Technician vacancy:

  • HCPC registration NOT essential
  • 3 Year's post laboratory experience in a Diagnostic, academic or research based setting
  • Able to work shifts

If you are interested in this Laboratory Technician Vacancy, please apply by clicking the apply button. If you’d like more details about this role, contact the Biomedical team today – we always have time to take your call. If the role isn’t quite what you’re looking for, why not register with Maxxima today?

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