Laboratory Support Technician – various roles

at NHS Test and Trace
Location Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted 24/05/2021
Category General
Job Type Part-Time Vacancies
Closing Date Ongoing

Description

How to Apply

Fixed Term Contract - no previous experience required

We're currently seeking to employ a team of Laboratory Support Technicians in Leamington Spa to work in 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 role represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to go above and beyond to support public health. Successful candidates will be offered the opportunity to be trained on new processes and develop a wide set of laboratory skills.

We are looking for team members who are able to learn new skills, work as part of a dynamic team, have attention to detail and able to follow health and safety standards.

Your responsibilities:

As a Laboratory Support Technician, you will be responsible for providing support with the processing of testing samples from receipt, through to sample processing and storage, in line with laboratory and quality management processes. During your shifts you will have the opportunity to work closely with Junior Lab Technicians, Senior Lab Technicians and Biomedical Scientists.

You will be required to work in accordance to laboratory Standard Operating Procedures, ensuring adherence to Health & Safety standards and cleanliness in the laboratory area, as well as other laboratory standards.

You will support testing within a specific section of the process, inclusive of:

  • Sample Unpacking (This will entail removing a high volume of double bagged samples from boxes and neatly preparing them for the next station by carefully placing them in sealed plastic crates)
  • Sample Preparation (This involves carefully removing samples from their bags, ensuring the sample is fit to continue in the process (for example ensuring there are no leaks and/or cracks in the vials), and carefully placing these samples in a well-plate. Sample preparation takes place within a microbiological safety cabinet, for which training will be provided)
  • Equipment Operator Support (This will involve maintaining sample flow to each workstation, re-stocking equipment consumables and removing bio-contained waste to enable continuous station operation.)

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