Laboratory Staff - *COVID-19 Testing

  • Job Reference: 00013211-1
  • Date Posted: 15 September 2020
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Simpson, Buckinghamshire
  • Salary: £12.82 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Science & Technology, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description


To increase testing for COVID-19, the Government has significantly expanded its laboratory capacity and staffing. As the testing programme ramps up further, we require additional experienced laboratory staff.

*This position will be an ongoing temporary contract*

We are particularly interested in individuals who are comfortable working in a qPCR environment, and those who can operate liquid handling machines, although more generalist laboratory support is also required.

Working Hours: Rotational Shift DAYS 8am-8pm & NIGHTS 8pm-8am, 3 days on 2 days off, 2 days on 3 days off (working a 7 day fortnight)

Pay Rate: £12.82 per hour / equivalent to £27,988 salary

The Role:

* Managing of samples from receipt through to sample processing and storage in line with laboratory processes.

* Cleaning the laboratory

* Report equipment/process issues in accordance with relevant SOPs

* Working in accordance to laboratory SOPs and quality standards.

We are ideally looking for candidates with the below experience:

* Experience of sample processing

* Experience of operating liquid handling systems

* Awareness of the Human Tissue Act (HTA).

* Experience of working in an ISO9001 (or equivalent) environment

* Experience performing biological assays in a scientific research or diagnostic laboratory

* Experience of working within a high throughput sample processing environment

* Experience of working in a laboratory flexibly across multiple projects/assays

* Sound knowledge of molecular biology

* Experience gained in a qPCR environment

* Nucleic acid extraction experience

Experience of working within a Laboratory is ESSENTIAL, if so please apply and we will be in touch! We look forward to hearing from you