Accessioning Shift Supervisor

  • Job Reference: 00039257-1
  • Date Posted: 16 February 2021
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Plymouth, Devon
  • Salary: £23.47 to £28.63 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Science & Technology, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Temporary

Job Description

Fixed Term Contract

We're currently seeking Accessioning Shift Supervisors in Plymouth, to work within a state of the art, high output diagnostics laboratory environment as part of the UK's NHS Test and Trace program.

As well as playing a vital role in supporting society's return to a more normal way of life by helping to break the chains of COVID-19 transmission, you will also gain invaluable experience and exposure to some of the country's most highly skilled individuals in the scientific community.

Your Responsibilities

This opportunity for Laboratory Shift Supervisors requires individuals experienced in Molecular Biology methods. In this role, you will:

Provide technical expertise to the project and provide end-to-end testing daily process management.

Work closely with other senior roles to ensure that lab processes are carried out safely, efficiently, and to the standard required of the laboratory accreditation.

Manage staff during your shift, including overseeing the effective management and assessment of training and ongoing competency assessments for staff in line with the laboratory's procedures.

Be expected to create and review technical documents and SOPs compliant with the laboratory's accredited standards, as well as ensuring compliance with any other quality or health and safety requirements.

In order to be successful, you'll need the following skills and qualifications:


BSc (Hons) in a Biological ScienceExperience:

Extensive experience using a variety of PCR methods
Experience maintaining documents and procedures within laboratory accreditation specifications (ISO15189:2012 / ISO17025:2019)
Proven experience of managing people
Experience of training and supervising staff in a laboratory settingIn addition, the following education and experience are also desirable but not mandatory:


Higher-level degree or professional qualification (eg MSc, Higher Specialist portfolio)
HCPC registeredExperience:

Experience of using liquid handling robots (e.g. TECAN liquid handling systems)
Experience of viral RNA testing using real-time (RT) PCR methodology
Extensive experience of supervising a team in a laboratory setting
Experience in using end-Point PCR methods
Experience of Health and Safety regulations and procedures
Experience working at containment level 2 or containment level 3The skills required include the ability to troubleshoot PCR preparation processes and carry out appropriate corrective actions/investigations; ability to deliver and record training in accordance with the organisation's procedures; excellent communication and extensive team-working skills; and excellent attention to detail and strong organisational skills.

This represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to go above and beyond to support public health, while also extending your already accomplished skills and positioning your career for further success and growth.

If this role meets your requirements and you hold the relevant level of experience and qualifications, please apply now