COVID Technologist

  • Job Reference: 00032923-1
  • Date Posted: 25 December 2020
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Salary: £18,719 to £18,720
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Science & Technology, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description


We're currently seeking COVID Technologists based in and around North Ireland to work within a state of the art, high output diagnostics laboratory environment as part of the UK's NHS Test and Trace programme.

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.

This represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to go above and beyond to support public health, while also developing first-rate technical skills and setting your Scientific career up for future success.

You will be joining a supportive environment and will be provided with full training including extraction and PCR.

Your responsibilities:

As a Lab Assistant, you'll play a vital part in supporting a smooth running of the laboratory on a day-to-day basis and will be working closely with Lab Technicians to support them with receipt and sample preparations.

Ideally, you would have familiarity in working within either an academic, clinical or industrial laboratory setting (however, this is not essential), as you'll be involved with maintaining outstanding worklists and general housekeeping lab duties.

We're also looking for Lab Assistants with a good attention to detail as you'll be heavily involved with data entries.

Your experience:

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


Graduated in a Science-related subjectSkills:

Strong attention to detail and able and willing to perform routine, manual tasks
Able to pick skills up quickly and apply in a laboratory-based environment
Excellent organisational skills.
Flexibility to work a shift pattern
Excellent communication skills.
Excellent time management
Ability to learn and retain information quickly.
Ability to interpret and analyse dataIn addition, the following education and experience are also desirable but not mandatory:


Experience working in a laboratory setting (academic, clinical or industrial)
Excellent Pipetting skills

In return:

As well as a competitive rate of pay (with an uplift applied for night working), you'll receive comprehensive training on relevant lab procedures and equipment.

Base salary: £18,720 with 25% increase on hours worked between 10pm and 6am
Progression opportunity to Analyst role (2 - 4 weeks after start date): £21,000
Further progression opportunity to Scientist (min. 3 months in Analyst role): £25,000

This role will work on a shift pattern and will include day, evening and weekend shifts. Please speak to our team to learn more.

You will also be joining a diverse and hugely welcoming team. Diversity at NHS Test and Trace is about reflecting the communities we serve, holding the principles of equality and inclusion at the heart of everything we do and all that we stand for, embracing differences, creating possibilities, and growing together. We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our purpose.

This is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity to join a team of highly skilled individuals, all focused on delivering the best possible outcome.

If you're ready for a new challenge and want to be part of the team delivering this essential lab work, please apply today